He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.  Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death."  (Mt 26:37-38)


WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS  (click on the underlined verses to read them)

He was a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief.  Is 53:3   (See all of Isaiah 53)

Because He suffered as a man, He cried out with tears to His Father.   Heb 5:7-8  (We plan to add a section on Jesus as God).

People spat at Him, hit Him, and mocked Him.  Mt 26:67-68,  Mt 27:27-32Mt 27:36-44Lk 23:8-11

He was crucifiedMt 27:27-56 Mk 15:16-41Luke 23:26-49Jn 19:1-37

On the cross, He was forsaken (or felt forsaken) by His Heavenly Father, whom He was obeying.  Mt 27:27-56  (See Christ's Obedience)

He felt the pain of anticipating His crucifixion and the corresponding spiritual battle.    Lk 12:50Mt 17:12,  Mt 16:21, Mt 17:22-23,  Mt 20:17-19, Mk 10:32-34Lk 9:43-45,  Lk 18:31-34

As a man, He dreaded the terrible trial ahead.  Mt 26:36-38,  Lk 22:39-54  (See in context:  Mt 26:36-56, Mk 14:32-42,  Lk 22:39-54) 

Even before His crucifixion, He had no earthly dwelling that He regarded as home.  Lk 9:57-58

He felt physical weariness.  Jn 4:6

He suffered the anguish of temptation just as we do.  Heb 4:14-16Mt 4:1-11,  Mk 1:12-13,  Lk 4:13

He felt deep compassion for those in need.  Mt 9:36-38,  Mk 6:34

He wept when Lazarus died.  Jn 11:33-37

He wept over Jerusalem because the people were blind to their coming destruction - and to His salvation.   Lk 19:41-44

People did not understand His loving sacrifice - that He would die for their sins.    Is 53:8   (See all of Isaiah 53)

He was misunderstood by His own hometown and relatives.  Mk 6:3-6

He had no stately form or majesty that people would be attracted to Him.  Is 53:2,  Is 52:13-15   (See all of Isaiah 53)

He was despised by men.  Is 53:3   (See this verse in context:  Isaiah 53)

He was betrayed by a close friend (Judas).  Jn 13:21, Lk 22:2-6, Lk 22:47-48Mt 26:47-50, Mt 26:14-16

At the peak of His suffering, even His disciples forsook Him and fled.  Mt 26:56  (See in context:  Mt 26:36-56) 

People hated Him without a cause.  Jn 15:22-25Jn 7:6-8

People falsely attributed His works as Satan's.   Mt 12:23-24,   Mk 3:21-23,  Lk 11:14-16

People thought that He had a demon.  Jn 8:48-59

He was falsely classified as a glutton and a winebibber.  Mt 11:18-19

Men despised Him and nations abhorred Him.  Is 49:6-7

He was turned away.  Mt 8:34Mk 5:17 Lk 8:37

His own people, whom He created, did not receive Him.  Jn 1:10-13

They thought He was out of His mind.    Mk 3:21-23

Leaders plotted against Him.  Mt 22:15Mt 26:3-5 Mk 3:6 Mk 11:19,  Lk 20:20,  Jn 5:15-18,  Jn 11:57

Even before the crucifixion, people attempted to kill Him.  Lk 4:28-30

Knowing the murderous intentions of the spiritual leaders, He sometimes had to withdraw.   Mt 12:14-15,  Lk 13:31,  Jn 7:1

Even as small child, His life was sought, and His family had to leave their own country.  Mt 2:13-15