Continuing with the crucifixion prophecies, the Old Testament also tells us that the Messiah would be counted with criminals. In other words, He would die alongside criminals.
Old Testament Prophecy
Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. [Isaiah 53:12 NIV]
New Testament Fulfillment
Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. [Matthew 27:38 NIV]
They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left. [Mark 15:27 NIV]
Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. [Luke 23:32 NIV]
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