The Greatest Story Now Rarely Told (1)


golgothaBearing His cross, He was taken to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him

Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. It said: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

The soldiers took His garments and shared them up as spoil but his tunic was seamless, woven from the top in one piece. So they decided, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots to decide whose it shall be,” and the Scripture was fulfilled which says: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.”

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, said, “I thirst!” and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. When He had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

One of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out,fulfilling what scripture said: “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”

After this, Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple of Jesus, asked Pilate that he might take away Jesus’ body; and Pilate gave him permission. So he took the body of Jesus and bound it in strips of linen with spices according to the burial customs of the Jews. In the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new, unused tomb and they laid Jesus’ body there.

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