[For the choir director: according to "The Deer of the Dawn." A Davidic psalm.] My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? [Why are You] so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning?
Deliver my life from the sword, my very life from the power of the dog.
They return at evening, snarling like dogs and prowling around the city.
And they return at evening, snarling like dogs and prowling around the city.
Don't give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.
Watch out for "dogs," watch out for evil workers, watch out for those who mutilate the flesh.
Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
When He left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to oppose Him fiercely and to cross-examine Him about many things;
they were lying in wait for Him to trap Him in something He said.
God, arrogant people have attacked me; a gang of ruthless men seeks my life. They have no regard for You.
Even your brothers-- your own father's household-- even they were treacherous to you; even they have cried out loudly after you. Do not have confidence in them, though they speak well of you.
Those who had arrested Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had convened.
Then the soldiers led Him away into the courtyard (that is, headquarters) and called the whole company together.
They dressed Him in a purple robe, twisted together a crown of thorns, and put it on Him.
And they began to salute Him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
They kept hitting Him on the head with a reed and spitting on Him. Getting down on their knees, they were paying Him homage.
When they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the purple robe, put His clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.
The men who were holding Jesus started mocking and beating Him.
After blindfolding Him, they kept asking, "Prophesy! Who hit You?"
And they were saying many other blasphemous things against Him.
When daylight came, the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the scribes, convened and brought Him before their Sanhedrin.
They said, "If You are the Messiah, tell us." But He said to them, "If I do tell you, you will not believe.
And if I ask you, you will not answer.
But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the Power of God."
They all asked, "Are You, then, the Son of God?" And He said to them, "You say that I am."
"Why do we need any more testimony," they said, "since we've heard it ourselves from His mouth?"
Pilate then told the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no grounds for charging this man."
But they kept insisting, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee where He started even to here."
The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing Him.
Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt, mocked Him, dressed Him in a brilliant robe, and sent Him back to Pilate.
But they kept up the pressure, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And their voices won out.
"Then I will pour out a spiritof grace and prayer on the house of David and the residents of Jerusalem, and they will look at Me whom they pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child and weep bitterly for Him as one weeps for a firstborn.
After crucifying Him they divided His clothes by casting lots.
Then they crucified Him and divided His clothes, casting lots for them to decide what each would get.
When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified Him there, along with the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.
When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took His clothes and divided them into four parts, a part for each soldier. They also took the tunic, which was seamless, woven in one piece from the top.
Also, another Scripture says: They will look at the One they pierced.
So the other disciples kept telling him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "If I don't see the mark of the nails in His hands, put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe!"
Then He said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and observe My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Don't be an unbeliever, but a believer."