Die a humiliating death 
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent….But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.  All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,  He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him… I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me… Psalm 22 [only portions typed]

 

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: …But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. …Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. …and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:1-12 [only portions typed]

involving:
rejection -Isaiah 53:3

fulfilled: John 1:10-11; 7:5,48

betrayal by a friend -Psalm 41:9

fulfilled: Luke 22:3-4; John 13:18

sold for 30 pieces of silver -Zechariah 11:12

fulfilled: Matthew 26:14-15

silence before His accusers -Isaiah 53:7

fulfilled: Matthew 27:12-14

being mocked -Psalm 22: 7-8

fulfilled: Matthew 27:31

beaten -Isaiah 52:14

fulfilled: Matthew 27:26

spit upon Isaiah 50:6

fulfilled: Matthew 27:30

piercing His hands and feet -Psalm 22:16

fulfilled: Matthew 27:31

being crucified with thieves -Isaiah 53:12

fulfilled: Matthew 27:38

praying for His persecutors Isaiah 53:12

fulfilled: Luke 23:34

piercing His side -Zechariah 12:10

fulfilled: John 19:34

given gall and vinegar to drink -Psalm 69:21

fulfilled: Matthew 27:34, Luke 23:36

no broken bones -Psalm 34:20

fulfilled: John 19:32-36

buried in a rich man’s tomb -Isaiah 53:9

fulfilled: Matthew 27:57-60

casting lots for His garments -Psalm 22:18

fulfilled: John 19:23-24
 BUT don’t stop now!
the best is YET TO BE TOLD.
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originally posted on December10, 2011

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