Shemini Shel Pesach (Eighth Day of Passover)

Question: What did Yahusha suffer at the hands of the Roman soldiers? Crucifixion was not devised by the Romans but was used extensively by them for punishment and execution during the first century, and is arguably the most painful and horrific death sentence ever carried out.

  • He was oppressed, yet when He was afflicted He opened not His mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. Yahusha is described as a lamb going to the slaughter in Isaiah 53:7. He was oppressed and afflicted, silent before his accusers, the Sacrificial Lamb.
  • Like as many were astonished at you; His visage was so marred more than any man and His form more than the sons of men. Isaiah 52:14 depicts a man so marred that He did not resemble a man. The Servant shockingly abused.
  • I gave My back to the smiters and My cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not My face from shame and spitting. Isaiah 50:6 says that His beard was ripped out and He was spit on.
  • A company of evil-doers have enclosed Me; they pierced My hands and My feet. Psalm 22:16 His hands and feet were pierced.
  • I am poured out like water and all My bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; it is melted within Me. Psalm 22:14. The beating by the Roman whip was so severe, his bones were pulled out of joint.  He died of a broken heart.
  • I may count all My bones; they look and stare upon Me. Psalm 22:17. People sat there looking at Him naked.
  • They gape upon Me with their mouth, as a ravening and a roaring lion. Psalm 22:13 says they even bit him.