Category Archives: the cross

everyone’s God

Psalm 22:26-31 Psalm 22:26 The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek Yahveh will praise him. May your hearts live continually! Psalm 22:27 All the ends of the land will remember and turn to Yahveh. All the families … Continue reading

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reduced to nothing

Psalm 22:17-21 Psalm 22:17 I can count all my bones; people gaze and stare at me. Psalm 22:18 They divided my garments among themselves, and they gambled for my clothing. Psalm 22:19 But you, Yahveh, don’t be far away. My … Continue reading

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not a wondrous cross

Psalm 22:12-16 Psalm 22:12 Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me. Psalm 22:13 They open their mouths against me – lions, mauling and roaring. Psalm 22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are … Continue reading

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his worm time

Psalm 22:6-8 Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by Adam and despised by people. Psalm 22:7 Everyone who sees me ridicules me; they sneer and shake their heads: Psalm 22:8 “He relies on Yahveh; … Continue reading

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why water and blood?

John 19:31-34 John 19:31 Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want the bodies to stay on the cross on the Sabbath (because that Sabbath was a great day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs … Continue reading

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how he showed his love

  John 19:28-30 John 19:28 After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now finished so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, he said, “I’m thirsty.” John 19:29 A jar full of sour wine had been laid there; so they … Continue reading

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INRI

John 19:19-22 John 19:19 Pilate also had a sign written and put on the cross. It said: Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. John 19:20 Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was … Continue reading

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final act in the farce

John 19:15-17 John 19:15 They shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Should I crucify your king?” “We have no king if it isn’t Caesar!” the chief priests answered. John 19:16 Then he handed … Continue reading

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a preparation day

John 19:12-14 John 19:12 From that moment Pilate kept trying to release him. But the Jews shouted, “If you release this man, you are not Caesar’s friend. Anyone who makes himself a king speaks against Caesar!” John 19:13 When Pilate … Continue reading

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bought with a Roman cross

John 18:28-32 John 18:28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters themselves; otherwise they would be defiled and unable to eat the Passover. John 18:29 So Pilate … Continue reading

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