by D Berg
"By arrest and judgment He was taken away: And who shall speak of His descendants?
For he was cut off from the land of living: For the transgression of my people was He stricken." --Isaiah 53:8 (Prophecy given 712 B.C.)
Jesus was arrested by the soldiers of the High Priest. --Mathew 26:57.
After judging Him in their religious court and condemning Him to death, they bound Him and handed Him over to Pilate, the Roman Governor. --Mathew 27:2.
While Pilate was sitting in judgement...the chief priests and elders persuaded the crowd...to have Jesus executed."--Mathew 27:19-20.
"Finally Pilate handed Him over to them to be crucified." John 19:16
Pilate himself knew that Jesus was innocent and had done nothing worthy of death, and that Jewish religious leaders only wanted Jesus executed because of their religious jealousy, yet the religious leaders used the political leverage to force Pilate to have Him crucified anyway. --John 18:28-40; 19:1-16; Luke 23:13-25; Mathew 27:18
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