"Let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us:
Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith,
who having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame,
and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God."
Jesus crucifixion is the most important event in salvation history. By dying
on the cross, Jesus redeemed the sins of mankind and opened the gates of Heaven.
Jesus atoned for the sin of Adam.
The scriptural Rosary breaths life into your meditations on the life of Jesus as
it familiarizes you with the written word of God, the Bible.
The Crucifixion was indeed terrible and almost too horrific to imagine.
But this sorrow quickly turns to glory as the story unfolds from the cross,
to Jesus tomb, to His glorious Resurrection.
Below is the exact Biblical account of Jesus crucifixion...
The Bible passages used for Jesus Crucifixion scriptural rosary mystery were taken from
the timeless Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.
And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary.
And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would
not drink. -Matthew 27:33-34
And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death.
And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there;
and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. -Luke 23:32:33
And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith: And with the wicked he was reputed. -Mark 15:28
And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. -Luke 23:34
And Pilate wrote a title also, and he put it upon the cross. And the writing was:
JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title therefore many of the Jews
did read: because the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city:
and it was written in Hebrew, in Greek, and in Latin. Then the chief priests
of the Jews said to Pilate: Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said,
I am the King of the Jews. Pilate answered: What I have written, I have written.
The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified him, took his garments,
(and they made four parts, to every soldier a part,) and also his coat.
Now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said then
one to another: Let us not cut it, but let us cast lots for it, whose it shall be;
that the scripture might be fulfilled, saying: They have parted my garments among
them, and upon my vesture they have cast lots. And the soldiers indeed did these
things. -John 19:19-24
And they that passed by, blasphemed him, wagging their heads, And saying: Vah,
thou that destroyest the temple of God, and in three days dost rebuild it:
save thy own self: if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and ancients, mocking,
said: He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the king of Israel,
let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted
in God; let him now deliver him if he will have him; for he said: I am the Son
of God. -Matthew 27:39-43
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying: If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ,
save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying:
Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the same
condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of
our deeds; but this man hath done no evil. And he said to Jesus: Lord,
remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom. And Jesus said to him:
Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise.-Luke 23:36-37,39-43
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister,
Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen.
When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved,
he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After that, he saith to the disciple:
Behold thy mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own. -John 19:25-27
And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole earth until
the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying:
Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani? Which is, being interpreted, My God, my God,
why hast thou forsaken me? And some of the standers by hearing, said: Behold
he calleth Elias. -Mark 15:33-35
Afterwards, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the
scripture might be fulfilled, said: I thirst. Now there was a vessel set
there full of vinegar. And they, putting a sponge full of vinegar and hyssop,
put it to his mouth. -John 19:28-29
And the others said: Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him. -Matthew 27:49
Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. -John 19:30
And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend
my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost. -Luke 23:45-46
If you are looking for a more modern language version of Jesus Crucifixion, our
recommendation would be the
St. Ignatius Press Bible.
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Let Your Appreciation For Jesus Crucifixion
Give You The Strength To Persevere
No Matter What Obstacles You May Face
"Pursue justice, godliness, faith, charity, patience, mildness.
Fight the good fight of faith: lay hold on eternal life"
-1 Timothy 6:11-12
Jesus' ultimate act of redemption encourages you to persevere in the faith regardless
of the trials and hardships that lie in your way.
Whenever you feel like giving up and throwing in the towel just remember the
patience and perseverance experienced during Jesus crucifixion.
He Who was so perfect and innocent died the most horrendous death possible.
When you consider all that Jesus suffered for love of you, especially Jesus crucifixion,
no burden or sorrow is too great for you to patiently and perseveringly suffer
through for love of Jesus.
If you would like to explore other holy people who persevered despite enormous
obstacles, you may consider reading the Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur.
She was a holy woman married to a man who did not share her faith.
Upon her death he discovered this diary. He was so inspired by her faith
and perseverance that he gave up his life for God and became a Catholic priest.
By Jesus crucifixion, may you be inspired to embrace your sufferings as opposed
to trying to run away from them.
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Let us pray
Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
-From the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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