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The Passion of the Christ

June 11, 2004



Proverbs 30: 5-6

5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.


Q. From the Fox DVD/VHS promotional Synopsis, "...Jesus is presented with the cross and ordered to carry it through the streets of Jerusalem, all the way to Golgotha. On Golgotha, Jesus is nailed to the cross and undergoes his last temptation-- the fear that he has been abandoned by his Father. He overcomes his fear, looks at Mary, his Holy Mother, and makes the pronouncement only she can understand, "it is accomplished." He then dies: "into thy hands I commend my Spirit."    

Do the Scriptures say Jesus was ordered to carry the cross? Did He carry it all through the streets to Golgotha? Is there any supporting Scripture?

A. The answer is No to all those questions. 

In the Scriptures we see that Jesus never physically carried the cross He was crucified on. Simon was compelled to carry the physical cross for Jesus, from the time He left the Hall. In Matthew, Mark and Luke, it is recorded that the Roman soldiers, when leaving the hall with Jesus to go to crucify Him, after He had been scourged, mocked, hit, spit upon and blasphemed, the soldiers immediately compelled Simon, a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear or carry the cross for Jesus. He in fact, followed behind Jesus, carrying the cross, which the soldiers placed on him. 

From Matthew 27: 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers...31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.** 32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. [KJV]

*** 32 .... him <touton> they compelled <aggareuo> to <hina> bear <airo> his <autos> cross <stauros>.

From Strong's Concordance:  bear <airo> 142. airw airo, ah'-ee-ro a primary root; to lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind), specially, to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Hebraism (compare 5375) to expiate sin:--away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up). 

See also Mark 15: 16, 20, 21   ***21.... to bear <airo> his <autos> cross <stauros>. Same as Matthew > bear > airo

In Luke 23:26-28    ***26 .... and on <epitithemi> him <autos> they laid <epitithemi> the cross <stauros>, that he might bear <phero> it after <opisthen> Jesus <Iesous>.

From Strong's Concordance: that he might bear <phero>
5342. ferw phero, fer'-o a primary verb -- for which other, and apparently not cognate ones are used in certain tenses only; namely, 
oio oy'-o; and enegko en-eng'-ko 
to "bear" or carry (in a very wide application, literally and figuratively, as follows):--be, bear, bring (forth), carry, come, + let her drive, be driven, endure, go on, lay, lead, move, reach, rushing, uphold.

From Strong's Concordance: it after <opisthen> 3693. opisten opisthen, op'-is-then from opis (regard; from 3700) with enclitic of source; from the rear (as a secure aspect), i.e. at the back (adverb and preposition of place or time):--after, backside, behind. 

John 19 presents a version of this event which many declare to be a contradiction. It is not. The book of John is well known for being slightly different and focusing on spiritual application. The word used for 'bear' is different than the other three gospels, implying a totally different meaning. The word is 'bastazo' .

John 19:16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. 17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: [KJV]  

****17 And he bearing <bastazo> his <autos> cross <stauros> went forth <exerchomai>

From Strong's Concordance: And he bearing <bastazo>
941. bastazw bastazo, bas-tad'-zo > perhaps remotely derived from the base of 939 (through the idea of removal); to lift, literally or figuratively (endure, declare, sustain, receive, etc.):--bear, carry, take up. 

939. basiv basis, bas'-ece from baino (to walk); a pace ("base"), i.e. (by implication) the foot:--foot.

From Strong's Concordance: went forth <exerchomai>
1831. exercomai exerchomai, ex-er'-khom-ahee from 1537 and 2064; to issue (literally or figuratively):--come (forth, out), depart (out of), escape, get out, go (abroad, away, forth, out, thence), proceed (forth), spread abroad

If we compare the use of 'bastazo' with other verses, the concept can and is applied to the spiritual act of bearing a cross or burden. 
The word bastazo can be used in a literal sense, for example, to carry a jug, but, it is also the same word used by our Lord to convey that we pick up our cross and follow Him. Meaning a spiritual application, which, by His example we are to follow. That is, to do the Father's will. 

Matthew 3:11 [John the Baptist speaking of Christ] "...whose shoes I am not worthy to bear <bastazo>..." [KJV]

Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet , saying , Himself <autos> took <lambano> our infirmities <astheneia>, and bare <bastazo> our sicknesses <nosos>. [KJV]

Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth <bastazo> not <ou> bear <bastazo> his <autos> cross <stauros>, and come <erchomai> after me , cannot be my disciple. [KJV]

The presentation of Jesus carrying the cross in the movie, which is the basis of so much false doctrine, also attempts to validate all the Catholic doctrine, including the Maryology and imagery of the Stations of the Cross, as well as details from the mystical writings of Emmerich, Agreda and Bridget. 

Mary herself recognized her need of salvation, and that salvation came from the Lord. That does not change that she was specially chosen by God for the purpose of bearing Christ, but she was affected by sin, like everyone else. She did not understand the things that He spoke, even when He was a twelve year old child.

Luke 1:46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Luke 2: 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 

If Jesus was afraid, He would have sinned, because fear is called sin by Christ. It's lack of trust. The presentation of the fearful Christ in the movie, and mother dependent, drawing strength from her, is false doctrine and strips the divinity from our Lord. Jesus was tempted in all things--but did not sin. Mary was not sinless nor Holy--as the Synopsis and movie presents. All have sinned, including Mary. To say otherwise is to deny Scriptures.  Jesus in fact, walked to Golgotha and had the strength to turn and speak to the "daughters of Jerusalem," with no Scripture indicating He fell or was incapacitated where He needed assistance as portrayed in the movie and many presentations. People have omitted the Scriptural fact that He was invigorated by the angel in the garden, so that He could complete the task He came to do. 

Q. Did Jesus say "It is accomplished" ?

A. Jesus did not say "It is accomplished" on the cross, as stated in the Synopsis...that is false doctrine. He said "It is finished."

The Greek meaning is important. In the movie it has "It is accomplished". The Greek word 'epiteleo' [*2005] means to fulfill further, perform, undergo, bring to pass, or do. It is used throughout the New Testament. The word used in the King James Bible for 'finished' is 'teleo' [*5055], which means complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt), make an end, finish.

By changing that word finished to accomplished, the Roman Catholic church doctrine and beliefs are being conveyed. They believe Christ's work on the cross is insufficient and that there is still more to do to work for your salvation: mass, specific prayers, rosary, sacraments, etc. [*Numbers are from Strong's Concordance]

In the Garden Jesus prayed and said, John 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. [KJV]

Q. Was Jesus Abandoned by all, including Mary?


A. Yes. According to the Scriptures, which overthrows the complete presentation of Mary throughout the movie. Her appearing everywhere and in almost every scene and giving Christ strength, having special insight and "being there," is false. Including at the cross. 


Psalm 31:11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

Psalm 38:10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. 11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.


Matthew 27:55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: 56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and ***Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children. [***meaning his mother]

Mark 15:40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; 41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem. [also v 47--Mary but not referred to as His mother]


Luke 23:v 27, 28, 48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. [and also v 55] *****The women included his mother.


John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.


John 16:31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Luke 23:25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. 26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. 27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.


Mary did not kiss his bloody feet and handle his body. That information came from the demonic inspired writings of Emmerich and Agreda. 

Q. Did Mary hold the Body of Jesus, as shown in the movie, and is the Catholic doctrine called the pieta, and shown in the divination writings of Anne Emmerich and Mary Agreda?


A. No. And proven Scripturally. Some try to say that just because it doesn't say Mary did not hold the Body, that means she could have. That is not only false reasoning, but allows just about any thought or wind of doctrine to be added to the Word of God -- because it is not there. It is nonsense to look to the things written, inspired by the Holy Spirit, as insufficient or lacking, or something needing to be added to.


In the movie, depicting Station Thirteen of the un-Scriptural stations of the cross, and the Catholic pieta, Mary holds Jesus in her arms after he is taken down from the cross. That is contrary to Luke 23:47-56, and John 19:38-42. And in the movie, the women get his body instead of Joseph and Nicodemus, as shown in several Scriptures. Matthew 27:57-60, Luke 23:47-56, John 19:38-42

Was Mary given the Body of our Lord according to the Scriptures?

Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. 44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. 45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. 46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

***the centurion gave the body to Joseph, and he took it down from the cross, wrapped and placed it in the sepulchre---the Mary's watched.

Matthew 27:57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. 61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

Luke 23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. 50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: 51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre
that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

John 19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. 40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

The Scriptures do not lie about who got the Body and who handled the Body and who watched.

Jesus said in Matthew 13:47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

It was more than appropriate and symbolic for Joseph to get the Body of our Lord , because he was family--according to Jesus.

John 19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus,...


Q. In the opening of the movie, the following Scripture is cited. Is it accurate?

He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; by His wounds we are healed. 
Isaiah 53 700 B.C.


A. There is no version that reads in this way, which eliminates much of the verse. 


Isa 53:5 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. {wounded: or, tormented} {stripes: Heb. bruise} (KJV)
Isa 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. (NIV)

Isa 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed. (WEB)

Isa 53:5 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. (ASV)



Some Scene by Scene Analysis

Q. In the opening scene, the following happens. Is it Biblically true?
[opens in the garden]  Jesus praying in Aramaic with no titles. Then he walks over to where the apostles are sleeping:

[J] Peter. You could not watch even one hour with me?


A. Matthew 26: 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.


Mark 14: 36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. 37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? 38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. 39 And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. 40 And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him. 41 And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. 46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.


Luke 22: 40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. 41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, 42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.


A. None of the following is in the Scriptures. 

[John] Master, what has happened to you? Should I call the others, Lord?
[J] No, John. I don't want them to see me like this.
[Peter] Are you in danger? Should we flee, Master?
[J] Stay here. Watch...pray.... [to Peter and John]
[John] What is wrong with him?
[Peter] He seems afraid. He had spoken about danger while we ate...
He mentioned betrayal and...{scene cuts to temple or Caiphas' house]
[cuts back to garden]

[J] Hear me, Father Rise up, defend me. Save me from the traps they set for me. 


A. Jesus never said those words. They appear to be a reference to:


KJV Psalm 59:1 [To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.] Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me. 

KJV Psalm 141:9 Keep me from the snares [which] they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. [versions using traps: AMP, NLT, etc] 


A. All reference to the appearance of the devil, female or otherwise is false doctrine and not found in the Word of God. It is found in the divination writings however. Jesus was strengthened by an angel in the garden. 

[she devil] Do you really believe... that one man can bear the full burden of sin?
[J] Shelter me, O Lord I trust in you In you I take refuge.


A.Jesus never said those words. They appear to be a reference to:


KJV Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. [shelter in hebrew is the same word as refuge] 

KJV Psalm 61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. 

[as the she devil taunts the actor] No one man can carry this burden, I tell you. It is far too heavy. Saving their souls is too costly. No one. Ever. No. Never.
[J] Father, you can do all things. If it is possible, let this chalice pass from me...But let your will be done, not mine


A. NLT/NIV Mark 14:36  He said, 'Father, You can do all things. Take away what must happen to Me. Even so, not what I want, but what You want.'

KJV Matt 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 

KJV Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.


A. The term 'chalice is used for a specific indoctrination. From Webster's: 
Main Entry: chalice    Pronunciation: 'cha-l&s    Function: noun 
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin calic-, calix; akin to Greek kalyx calyx 
1 : a drinking cup : GOBLET; especially : the eucharistic cup 
2 : the cup-shaped interior of a flower 


A. The term 'cup', used in the KJV, etc, in the original Greek, means "a drinking-vessel; by extension, the contents thereof, i.e. a cupful (draught); figuratively, a lot or fate:--cup."

[she dev] Who is your father? Who are you?
[J] speaks in Aramaic with no titles, snake comes out, and then he stomps on it]

[temple guards show up in garden with Judas]
[J] Who are you looking for?
[guard] We're looking for Jesus of Nazareth.
[J] I am he [no one falls back] [notice he is spelled with small h]
...[struggle ensues, Peter cuts off ear] 
[J] Peter! Put it down! Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword. 
Put it down.
[soldier] Malchus! Get up! We've got him. Let's go!
[the guards lead JC away speaking Aramaic with no titles]
[scene cuts to Mary awakening with Mary Magdalene]

A. No Scripture whatsoever for much of this. None for the Mary's interaction, etc. This comes from Emmerich's and Agreda's writings. 

[Mag] What, Mary? What is it?
[Mary] Listen..."Why is this night different from every other night?" [why the quotations?]
[Mag] "Because once we were slaves and we are slaves no longer..."

A. Actual Scriptural reference: Exodus 12:26 And when your children ask you, 'What does this ceremony mean to you?' 27 then tell them, 'It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD , who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.' " Then the people bowed down and worshiped. 

The actual quote in the movie comes from the Passover Sedar [liturgical order of the feast] 
After a second cup of wine is poured, The youngest of the children present asks the four questions (these are in the haggadah) and the adults answer in unison: 
The first question: Why does this night differ from all other nights? For on all other nights we eat either leavened or unleavened bread; why on this night only unleavened bread? 
The answer: To remind us of the Exodus when our ancestors didn't have the time to bake their bread,....
The fourth question: On all other nights we eat either sitting up or
reclining; why on this night do we all recline? 
The answer: To be comfortable, and to remind us that once we were slaves, and now we are free. 

The Sedar is in remembrance to the hardships our ancestors faced in slavery, and has been celebrated ever since they were free from the slavery. " 

[John barges in] They've seized him!
[cuts back to walk from garden]
guards are speaking in Aramaic with no titles
[they throw J over wall and he faces Judas but there is no dialog]

A. The brutalizing and beatings started in the garden, which is when 'Jesus' eye is blackened and swollen shut. The bridge incident is not in the Scriptures, nor the major scuffle, nor most of what is portrayed. Those activities came from Emmerich, Agreda and Mel Gibson's imagination. 

The foot washing of the apostles flashback:

[J] If the world hates you......remember that it hated me first. 

A. NIV John 15:18 If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 
NLT John 15:18 When the world hates you, remember it hated me before it hated you.

KJV 18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

[J] Remember also that no servant is greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you. 

A. KJV John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you. 

NIV John 15: 20 Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.'[2] If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 

NLT John 15:20 Do you remember what I told you? `A servant is not greater than the master.' Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you! 

[J] You must not be afraid. 

A. NIV John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 

NLT John 14:27 I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid. 

KJV John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

[J] The Helper will come... ... who reveals the truth about God... [no version that I can find says "the Helper" "reveals the truth about God"] 

... and who comes from the Father. 

A. NIV John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. [NASB uses "Helper" in this text - NLT uses "Counselor"] 

KJV John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 

NIV John 15:26 When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. 

KJV Joh 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

NLT John 15:26 But I will send you the Counselor --the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will tell you all about me. 

NIV John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 

KJV John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 

A. Although these verses were quoted at the Last Supper, they were NOT quoted during the foot washing [John 13:1-17], but during the passover meal [John 14-17], after the foot washing. 

During the interview before Caiaphas, he demands that Jesus defend himself.  Jesus then says:

[J]  I have spoken openly to everyone. I've taught in the temple where we all gather. Ask those who have heard what I have to say. 
[guard] Is that how you address the high priest? ...with arrogance? [guard strikes him] [A.
it is obvious from John - only gospel to record of Jesus getting slapped - that Jesus did NOT fall to the ground] 

[J] getting up] If I have spoken evil... ... tell me what evil I have said. But if not, why do you hit me?

A. KJV John 18:19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine. 20Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. 21Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.  22And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?  

NIV John 18:19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 20 "I have spoken openly to the world," Jesus replied. "I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said." 22 When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby struck him in the face. "Is this the way you answer the high priest?" he demanded. 23 "If I said something wrong," Jesus replied, "testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?" 

NLT John 18:19 Inside, the high priest began asking Jesus about his followers and what he had been teaching them. 20Jesus replied, "What I teach is widely known, because I have preached regularly in the synagogues and the Temple. I have been heard by people[3] everywhere, and I teach nothing in private that I have not said in public. 21 Why are you asking me this question? Ask those who heard me. They know what I said." 22 One of the Temple guards standing there struck Jesus on the face. "Is that the way to answer the high priest?" he demanded.  23Jesus replied, "If I said anything wrong, you must give evidence for it. Should you hit a man for telling the truth?" 

[more dialog from the priests; the priest then asks him if he is the Messiah, and the Son of God?]
[J] I AM... and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of power... ...and coming on the clouds of heaven.
[the high priest cries Blasphemy! and then tears his garments]

A. KJV Matthew 26:62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? 63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. 66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. 67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,


.....[cuts to nailing him to the cross] 

[J] Father, Father my God...They don't know...they don't know...
[A. not in Scripture] 

A. Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. 34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.


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