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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 who also bewailed and lamented Him. 28 But Jesus, turning unto them, said,
32 And there were also two others, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death. 33 And when they had 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 Jesus said,
And they parted His raiment and cast lots. 35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers who were also with them derided Him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself if he be Christ, the chosen of God." 36 And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him and offering Him vinegar 37 and saying, "If thou art the king of the Jews, save thyself." 38 And a superscription also was written over Him in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
32 And what shall I say more? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and of Barak and of Samson and of Jephthah, of David also and Samuel and of the prophets, 33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword. Out of weakness they were made strong, waxed valiant in battle, and turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again, and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36 And others endured the trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea moreover, of bonds and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented 38 (of whom the world was not worthy). They wandered in deserts and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise, 40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Jeremiah 33:1-3, 7-9, 14-16
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying, 2 "Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name: 3 `Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.'
7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to cease, and will build them as at the first. 8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity whereby they have sinned against Me; and I will pardon all their iniquities whereby they have sinned and whereby they have transgressed against Me. 9 And it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them; and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I provide unto it.'
14 "`Behold, the days come,' saith the LORD, `that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely. And this is the name wherewith she shall be called: The LORD Our Righteousness.'
Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 24:19-20
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