“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Matthew 27, “The Soldiers Mock JESUS,” III

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“Be Blessed,” Yolanda Adams

 “The Soldiers Mock JESUS,” lll, Matthew 27:31) And after that they had Mocked HIM, they took the Robe Off HIM, and Put HIS OWN Raiment On HIM, AND LED HIM AWAY TO CRUCIFY HIM.  John 19:6, 7.  

John Gill’s Exposition Of The Bible – v31, And after that they had Mocked HIM  Gone through the whole farce, and glutted themselves with derision of HIM, and with sport and diversion with HIM,  they took the Robe off from HIM;  it belonging to one of their company,  and put HIS OWN raiment on HIM;  partly that HE might be known to be the selfsame person that was condemned and committed to them, which they now brought forth to crucify; and partly, that the four soldiers that were appointed to be the executioners, might have the perquisite (profit) of his clothes, which belonged unto them:  and led HIM Away To CRUCIFY HIM;  for a condemned person was always executed the same day: their canon is F5, “after that HIS JUDGMENT, or SENTENCE IS FINISHED, they do not tarry with him, but slay him, (wmwyb) , “that very day”.”  And their custom was this;  “he whose sentence for death is finished, they bring HIM out from the house of judgment; and one stands at the door of it, and linen clothes in his hand, and a horse at some distance from him; and a crier goes out before him, “saying”, such an one is going to be executed with such a death, because he has committed such a sin, in such a place, at such a time, such and such being witnesses; whoever knows him to be innocent, let him come, and speak in his favour: if one says, I have something to say in his favour: this waves with the linen clothes, and the other rides upon the horse, and runs and brings back him that is judged, to the sanhedrim; and if he is found innocent, they dismiss him: but if not, he returns, and goes to execution F6.”  The Jews pretend F7, that a crier went out before JESUS OF NAZARETH, forty days before HIS EXECUTION, and made such a proclamation, but found none that had any thing to say in HIS FAVOR, and therefore HANGED HIM on the evening of THE PASSOVER. But this is false; CHRIST had no such length of time, or HIS Friends any liberty granted them to speak for HIM. They led HIM out of the common hall, through Jerusalem, and through one of the gates of it, without the city, in order to CRUCIFY HIM, to which HE WAS CONDEMNED, when that PROPHECY WAS FULFILLED in ( Isaiah 53:7 ) . “HE IS BROUGHT AS A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, AND AS A SHEEP BEFORE HER SHEARERS IS DUMB, SO HE OPENETH NOT HIS MOUTH”: AS HE MADE NO OPPOSITION OR STRUGGLE, BUT QUIETLY WENT ALONG WITH THEM, WHERE THEY LED HIM; SO HE TOOK EVERY THING PATIENTLY FROM THEM, UTTERED NOT ONE COMPLAINT, OR ANY MURMURING AND REPINING (FRETFUL) WORD, OR ANY THING BY WAY OF REVILING; BUT BECAME MEEKLY SUBJECT TO THEM, AND SUBMITTED HIMSELF TO HIM THAT JUDGETH RIGHTEOUSLY.  Amen.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v31, crucified:  Crucifixion, a practice probably adopted from Persia, was considered by the Romans to be the cruelest form of execution.  The victim usually died after two or three days of agonizing suffering, enduring thirst, exhaustion, and exposure.  The victim’s arms were nailed to a beam, which was hoisted up and fixed to a post, to which the feet of the victim would be nailed.  The body weight was supported by a peg on which the victim sat.

Quest Study Bible – v27-31, SCRIPTURE LINK  Mark tells how the soldiers Mocked JESUS in Mark 15:16-20.

Matthew Henry’s Exposition Of The Bible – v31-34, CHRIST Was Led As A LAMB To The Slaughter, As A SACRIFICE To The Altar.  Even The Mercies Of The Wicked Are Really Cruel.  TAKING THE CROSS WITH HIM, They Compelled One Simon To Bear IT.  Make Us Ready, O Lord, To Bear The CROSS THOU Hast Appointed Us, And Daily To Take IT Up With Cheerfulness, Following THEE.  Was Ever Sorrow Like Unto HIS SORROW?  And When We Behold What Manner Of DEATH HE DIED, Let Us In THAT DEATH BEHOLD With What Manner Of LOVE HE LOVED US.  As If Death, So Painful A Death, Were Not Enough, They Added To ITS BITTERNESS AND TERROR IN SEVERAL WAYS.  

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