Last week, we learned that the Messiah would be despised. Some of the same verses in the Old Testament also tell us that He would be oppressed and afflicted.
Old Testament Prophecy
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. [Isaiah 53:7 NIV]
New Testament Fulfillment
Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him [Matthew 26:67 NIV]
Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. [Matthew 27:26 NIV]
Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him. [Matthew 27:27-31 NIV]
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