A Messiah to die

Excerpts from the Book of Matthew:

from “The Holy Peshitta of the Assembly of Jerusalem.”

Matthew 16: 13-20:

13 And when Yeshua came into the region of Caesarea of Philippi, he was asking his talmidim, saying: “What do men say concerning me, that I am a Son of Man?” 14 And they said: “Some say Yokhanan the Baptiser; but others, Eliyahu; and others, Yeremi’ya, or one of the prophets. “15 He said to them: “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Shimon Keipha answered and said: “You are the Anointed, the Son of the living God.” 17 Yeshua answered, and said to him: “Blessed are you, Shimon bar Yokhanan*; because flesh and blood have not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 Also I say to you, that you are Keipha, and upon this rock, I will build my Temple, and the gates of Sheol shall not suppress it.”

19 Turning to the twelve he said*: “I will give to all of you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven and anything that you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and the thing you loose on earth, will be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he commanded his talmidim that to men they should not say he was the Messiah.

16: 21-28:

21 From that time on, Yeshua began to make known to his talmidim that he was to go to Yerushalayim and to suffer much from the elders, and the chief priests and scribes, and he would be murdered, and that on the third day would rise up. 22 But Keipha took him and began rebuking him saying: “Far be it from you, Mari, that this should happen to you.” 23 But he turned and said to Keipha: “Get behind me, accuser; you are a stumbling block to me because you do not think the things of God, rather the things of the sons of men.”

24 Then Yeshua said to his talmidim: “He who wishes to follow after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow after me. 25 For, he who desires to save his life shall lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and loses his soul? What will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 It is necessary for the Son of Man is to come in the glory of his Father, with all his holy angels; and then he will reward every man according to his works. 28 Truly I say to you, that there are some men who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man come into his Kingdom.”


22 While they were travelling in Galil, Yeshua said to them: “The Son of Man will be betrayed into the hands of the sons of men; 23 and they will murder him; and on the third day he will rise.” And they were very saddened.

20: 17-19:

17 And Yeshua was going to go up to Yerushalayim, and he took his twelve talmidim alone on [[the side of]] the road, and said to them: 18 “Behold! We are going up to Yerushalayim; and the Son of Man will be delivered up to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they will condemn him to death.  19 And they will deliver him over to the gentiles: and they will mock him, and will beat him, and will crucify him; and the third day, he will rise.”

21: 42-46:

42 Yeshua said to them: “Have you never read in the Scripture: ‘The stone that was rejected by the builders became the head of the corner; this is from the presence of Mar-Yah; and it is marvellous in our eyes’?*

43 “Therefore I say to you, that the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a people who bear fruit. 44 And whoever falls upon this stone, will be broken; and anyone it falls upon it will crush.”

45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees heard his parables, they understood that he spoke against them. 46 And they wanted to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet.


1 And it came to pass, that when Yeshua had finished all these sayings, he said to his talmidim:  2 “You know that after two days is Pesach; and the Son of Man will be betrayed to be crucified.”

3 Then the chief priests and the scribes and the elders of the people gathered together at the court of the high priest, who was called Qeiafa. 4 And they took counsel concerning Yeshua, so that they might take arrest him by deceit and murder him. 5 And they were saying: “Not during the festival, in case disorder should take place among the people.”


11 For you will always have the poor with you; but you will not always have me. 12 But this one act, pouring the perfume on my body, she has done so as if it were for my burial. 13 Truly I say to you, that wherever this my gospel is preached, in all the world, also this thing that she did will be told as a memorial to her.”

14 Then one of the twelve, named Yudah Skariota, went to the chief priests, 15 and said to them: “What are you willing to give me, if I will deliver him to you?” And they promised him thirty pieces of silver.  16 And from then on, he was seeking a chance to betray him.


20 And when it was evening, he was reclining among his twelve talmidim. 21 And while they were eating, he said: “Truly I say to you, that one of you will betray me.” 22 And it made them very sad. And each of them began to say to him: “Mari, is it I?”* 23 And he answered and said: “He who dips his hand with me in the dish, that one will betray me. 24 And the Son of Man will go, as it is written concerning him.  Woe to that man, by whose hand the Son of Man is betrayed. It would have been better for that man, if he had not been born.” 25 Yudah the betrayer answered and said: “Rabbi, is it I?” Yeshua said to him: “You have said it.”


28 This is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for the sake of many for the forgiveness of sins.


30 And they sang Hallel*, and went out to Har-Zeitim. 31 Then Yeshua said to them: “All of you will be offended by me in this night; for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of his flock will be scattered.’ 32 But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galil.”

26: 37-39:

37 And he took Keipha and the two sons of Zavddai, and began to be sorrowful and wearied. 38 And he said to them: “There is sadness in my soul, even to death. Wait with me here, and watch with me.” 39 And he went a little ways, and fell upon his face, and prayed, and said: “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass over me. However, not as I will, but as you will.”


48 And Yudah the betrayer had given them a sign, saying: “It is he whom I kiss; seize him.” 49 And immediately he went to Yeshua, and said: “Shalom, Rabbi;” and kissed him. 50 And Yeshua said to him: “Is it for this reason you have come, my friend?” Then drawing near, they laid their hands on Yeshua, and seized him.


1 And when it was morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took council against Yeshua, so that they might put him to death. 2 And they bound him, and took him and delivered him up to the governor Pilatos.

3 Then Yudah the betrayer, when he saw that Yeshua was convicted, repented. And he went and returned those thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders; 4 and said: “I have sinned, due to the fact that I have betrayed innocent blood.” And they said: “What is it to us? See to your own issues.” 5 And he threw the silver into the Temple, and leaving, he went and hanged himself.


9 Then it was fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet [[Zechariah]], saying: “I took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the precious one, which they of the B’nai Yisrael had agreed upon;

10 and I gave them for the field of the potter, as Mar-Yah directed me.”


18 For Pilatos knew that it was because of hate that they had handed over Yeshua*. 19 And while the governor was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, and said: “Have nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered very much today in a dream because of him.” 20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they ask for Bar Abba, and to destroy Yeshua. 21 And the governor answered, and said to them: “Whom do you desire to be freed to you?” And theysaid: “Bar Abba!” 22 Pilatos said to them: “And Yeshua, who is called the Messiah, what should I do to him?” They all said: “Let him be crucified.” 23 The governor said to them: “Indeed, what evil has he committed?” And they cried out all the more, and said: “Let him be crucified.” 24 And Pilatos, when he saw that nothing was helpful, but rather that uproar was produced, he took water, and washed his hands before the crowds, and said: “I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; do as you will.” 25 And all the people answered, and said: “His blood be upon us, and upon our children!” 26 Then he released Bar Abba to them; and scourged Yeshua with whips and gave him over to be crucified.


27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Yeshua into the Praetorium, and assembled the entire brigade against him. 28 And they stripped him, and clothed him with a purple robe*. 29 And they wove a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and they bowed down upon their knees before him, and they were mocking him, saying: “Hail, King of the Judeans.” 30 And they spit in his face, and took the reed, and struck him on his head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they removed the robe, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to be crucified.


32 And as they went out, they found a man from Qurinya* whose name was Shimon; and they compelled him to carry his cross. 33 And they came to a place which is called Golgotha, which is interpreted The Skull. 34 And they gave him to strong vinegar drink mixed with gall. And he tasted it but did not desire to drink it. 35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his clothes by casting lots. 36 And sitting down, they were watching him there. 37 And they placed over his head the reason for his death in writing:



38 And there were crucified with him two bandits, one on his right, and one on his left. 39 And those who were passing by were blaspheming against him, and were nodding their heads 40 and saying: “You who would tear down the Temple, and rebuild it in three days, deliver yourself if you are the Son of God, and come down from the cross.” 41 Likewise the chief priests were mocking, along with the scribes and elders and Pharisees, 42 and they were saying: “He saved others, but his very life he is not able to save. If he is the King of Yisrael, let him come down now from the cross, so that we may see it and believe in him.  43 He trusted in God; let him save him now, if he is pleased with him, for he said: ‘I am the Son of God.’”

44 Likewise the bandits that were also crucified with him, criticised him. 45 And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land, until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour, Yeshua cried out with a loud voice and said: “Eli, Eli; why have you spared me?” 47 And some of those men that were standing there, when they heard this, said: “He calls for Eliyahu.” 48 And immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and offered it to him. 49 But the rest were saying: “Let him be; let us see if Eliyahu will come to save him.”

50 And again Yeshua cried out with a loud voice, and gave up his spirit. 51 And immediately, the lintel of the Temple fell and broke into pieces; and the earth was shaken; and the rocks split. 52 And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who were sleeping arose, 53 and went out; and after his resurrection, they entered into the Holy City, and many saw them. 54 And the centurion, and those that were with him who were watching Yeshua, when they saw the earthquake and all that had occurred, became afraid, and said: “Truly, this was the Son of God.”


57 And when it became evening, a rich man came from Ramatayim, whose name was a Yoseph, who was also a talmid of Yeshua. 58 This man drew near to Pilatos, and requested the body of Yeshua. And Pilatos instructed that the body be given to him. 59 And Yoseph took the body, and wrapped it in a shroud of fine linen; 60 and he laid it in his new sepulchre that had been hewn from rock. And they rolling a large boulder, they placed it against the entrance of the sepulchre, and departed: 6l And Miriam of Magdala and the other Miriam were there, who sat on the other side of the sepulchre.

62 And on the next day that was after sunset*, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together with Pilatos, 63 and said to him: “Our lord, we remember that this deceiver said, when he was alive, ‘After three days, I will arise.’ 64 Therefore, instruct that they guard the sepulchre until the third day; in case his talmidim come and steal him during the night, and say to the people that he has risen from the dead; and the last deception should become worse than the first.’” 65 Pilatos said to them: “You have guards! Go and guard it as you see fit.” 66 And they went and appointed guards by the sepulchre, and set a seal on the stone and placed the guards on watch.

Please do read also:

  1. Yesterday He died for me
  2. Written to recognise the Promissed One
  3. Who is Jesus #2 Jesus Christ, man who died
  4. How is it that Christ pleased God so perfectly?
  5. The redemption of man by Christ Jesus
  6. Suffering redemptive because Jesus redeemed us from sin
  7. This month’s survey question: Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?
  8. Slave for people and God
  9. Clean Flesh #1 Intro
  10. Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites
  11. Isaiah prophet and messenger of God
  12. Self inflicted misery #3 A man given to suffer for us
  13. Self inflicted misery #6 Paying by death
  14. Salvation, trust and action in Jesus #1 Suffering covered by Peace Offering
  15. God wants to be gracious to you
  16. Who is Jesus Christ? #1 What does the Bible say
  17. Why did Jesus have to die
  18. Understanding The Atonement
  19. Christ having glory
  20. Impaled until death overtook him
  21. Jesus Christ, His Sacrifice
  22. Swedish theologian finds historical proof Jesus did not die on a cross
  23. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends
  24. A Great Gift commemorated
  25. Not bounded by labels but liberated in Christ
  26. Summary on trinity
  27. Not making a runner
  28. The Soul confronted with Death
  29. There is no need to execute a sentence twice for sin
  30. Ransom for all
  31. Ransom for All – Searches
  32. Self-preservation is the highest law of nature

Dutch readers can also find additional reading / Nederlandstalige lezers kunnen ook aanvullende lectuur vinden in:

  1. Gisteren stierf hij voor mij
  2. Jezus Christus Zijn Zoenoffer
  3. Het begin van Jezus #3 Voorgaande Tijden
  4. Jesaja profeet en boodschapper van God
  5. Het begin van Jezus #4 Aangekondigde te komen Verlosser
  6. Het begin van Jezus #5 Aankondigingsteksten uit de Schrift
  7. Het begin van Jezus #6 Beloften van innerlijke zegeningen
  8. Het begin van Jezus #7 Een Nieuwe Adam, zoon van Abraham
  9. Het begin van Jezus #8 Beloofde Gezalfde zoon van God
  10. Het begin van Jezus #9 Een kwestie van Toekomst
  11. Het begin van Jezus #12 Gezalfd na Johannes de Doper
  12. De Knecht des Heren #3 De Gewillige leerling
  13. De Knecht des Heren #4 De Verlosser
  14. Verontrustheid van Jezus
  15. Hoe heeft Jezus zulk een plezier voor God gedaan
  16. Lijden goegemaakt door Jezus’ loskoopoffer voor zonde
  17. Niemand heeft zulk een grote liefde als hij die zij leven gaf voor zijn vrienden
  18. Lam van God #1 Oude Tijden
  19. Lam van God #2 Jezus moest sterven
  20. Lam van God #3 Christus stierf als onschuldig Lam #2 Aanvaarding der Toewijzing
  21. Lam van God #3 Christus stierf als onschuldig Lam #3 Losprijs
  22. Lam van God #3b Christus stierf als onschuldig Lam
  23. Lam van God #3c Christus stierf als onschuldig Lam NT teksten
  24. God wil u gunst betonen
  25. Een Groots Geschenk om te herinneren
  26. Geen Wegvluchter
  27. Slaaf voor mens en God
  28. Fragiliteit en actie #15 Lossen of Verlossen
  29. Redding, vertrouwen en actie in Jezus #1 Bedekking Lijden
  30. Redding, vertrouwen en actie in Jezus #2 Te Doen
  31. Redding, vertrouwen en actie in Jezus #6 Samenhoren
  32. Redding, vertrouwen en actie in Jezus #7 Adverteren
  33. Zalving van Christus als profetische repetitie van de begrafenisrituelen
  34. Lijden goegemaakt door Jezus’ loskoopoffer voor zonde
  35. Waarom vast houden aan het kruisbeeld
  36. Zweeds theoloog vindt in historische geschriften dat Jezus niet aan een kruis stierf
  37. Een gedicht voor Pasen
  38. Niet goddelijkheid van Christus toch 
  39. Niet gebonden door labels maar vrij in Christus
  40. Toewijding van ons
  41. Bedenking rond Onveranderlijkheid
  42. Eerste pogingen van het kiemend zaad
  43. Waarom ik voor de Islam kies? #3 verantwoordelijkheid voor zonden
  44. 1Korinthiërs 3:6-7 God die Wasdom geeft #2 Paulus en andere dienaars.
  45. Donderdag 9 April = 14 Nisan en Paasviering 11 April
  46. Pasen 2006
  47. Een Feestmaal en doodsherinnering
  48. Zo maar gerechtvaardigd?
  49. Zelfbehoud is de hoogste wet van de natuur


  • Yeshua, his Talmidim and the Essenes (guapotg.wordpress.com)
    there are many important similarities between the teachings of Yeshua and those of the Essenes/Qumran community.
  • Passover and Good Friday are just hours away! – A Message from Bibles for Israel (terri0729.wordpress.com)
    Friday at sunset, the eight-day celebration of Passover begins.
    Jewish people will mark the beginning of this prophetic holiday, which foreshadows the salvation wrought for all mankind by Yeshua, with a ceremonial meal called the Seder, in which the story of deliverance from slavery in Egyptis retold.

    Around the world, as the Jewish People commemorate their exodus from slavery inEgypt, and celebrate the saving power of the God of Israel, Believers in Yeshua (Jesus)—both Jewish and Gentile—will celebrate freedom from slavery to sin.
  • Notes And Commentary: “Jacob’s Trouble” Opening Session Presented By Speaker David Chernoff [MJAA SW Regional Conference 2012] (paradoxparables.justparadox.com)
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    God rescued Israel from Egypt and told her people to keep the festival as a remembrance of their salvation from bondage and slavery. But it was more than just a remembrance. It was also a rehearsal for something wonderful to come, an appointed time on God’s calendar.
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    13: He professes that the knowledge of Elohim is his: and he says concerning himself
    “I am the Son of Elohim”  
    (Wisdom 2:13 HRV)In fact both Matthew and Yochanan (John) quote Yeshua as angering many by saying “I am the Son of Elohim/Eloah”:41 And likewise, the Chief Cohenim reviled Him, with the scribes and elders,
    42 Saying, He saved others, but Himself He cannot save. If He is the king of Yisrael, let
    Him now come down from this gallows, and we will believe in Him.
    43 He believed in Elohim, let Him deliver Him now, if He delight [in Him]: for He
    said, I am the Son of Elohim.
    44 And so likewise the robbers, which were crucified with Him, reproached Him.
    (Mt. 27:41-44 HRV)
    +15: He is heavy upon us even to behold: because his way of life is not like others,  
    his ways are different.
    16: We are esteemed by him as impure: he abstained from our ways like from impurity:
    he blesses the ways and the end of the righteous, and he boasts that Elohim is his
    17: Let us see if his words are true: and let us test him by his departure.
    (Wisdom 2:15-17 HRV)
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    +18: For if the Righteous One is the Son of Elohim, he will receive him, and deliver
    him from the hand of those who rise up against him.  
    (Wisdom 2:18 HRV)

    This strongly parallels a Messianic prophecy found in Psalm 22:

    9 (22:8) Let him commit himself unto YHWH; let Him rescue him; let Him deliver him:
    seeing He delights in him.
    (Ps. 22:9 (8) HRV)

    And both were fulfilled by Yeshua as we read in Matthew and in Yochanan (John):

    43 He believed in Elohim, let Him deliver Him now, if He delight [in Him]: for He
    said, I am the Son of Elohim.
    (Mt. 27:43 HRV)

  • The Crucifixion Week (blogginghounds.wordpress.com)
    The prophecy states the Messiah would be in the belly of the earth 3 days and 3 nights. It is also written that the scriptures cannot be broken. Therefore, Yeshua MUST have been in the belly of the earth for 3 day and 3 nights to satisfy that prophecy qualifing Himself as the Messiah just as any of the other prophecy must be fulfilled.
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    In Matthew 15:1-23 and Mark 7:1-23 there is a record of a conflict between Yeshua and a group of Pharisees.  This conflict has been mischaracterized by many as a conflict between Yeshua and the Oral Law in general, rather than a typical debate of the time about the validity or invalidity of a given tradition of the Elders.
  • Passover the season of our unity (blogginghounds.wordpress.com)
    On the eve of Passover, all Israel, as one household, sacrifices a lamb at the same time and in the same manner. Each household within Israel has one lamb, and every single person within Israel must partake on the same night.
    The unity of the lamb for each household underscores the unity of each household, which taken together form the unity of the whole household of Israel, all marked for deliverance by the blood of the Passover lamb. This theme of unity resounds throughout our celebration of the Passover seder today. The whole family gathers around the table to retell the story.
  • Easter Reflections: Betrayal, Trials, Denial, and Remorse (graceformymess.com)
    reflecting on Christ’s journey to the cross on our behalf and His glorious resurrection.
  • Sfirat HaOmer. (workofheartandsoul.wordpress.com)
    Sfirat HaOmer [Sef-iRAT Ha-O’mer] literally means “counting of the sheaf offering”. Also known as the early harvest of or the day of first fruits [Yom Bikkurim]. This counting begins on the 15th of Nisan and the counting continues for 49 days leading up to Sh’avuot/Pentecost (the 50th day). This year it falls on 04/7/12 @6pm  and goes until 5/27/12@6pm.
  • Daily Tidbits 4/7 – The Mark of YHWH (littleguyintheeye.wordpress.com)
    This is what redemption is, to bring back man to the state of Adam before he fell.  This can only be done through Messiah Yahshua who is the tree of life.  In the end, the man of sin is going to offer redemption through the tree of knowledge…’ye shall not surely die’, yet this is going to lead to eternal damnation.  The sons of Elohim are those who are adopted and redeemed through Messiah Yahshua(Romans 8:11-39) The adversary is going to offer mankind to become one with the fallen sons of Elohim who come down from heaven offering to mix with mankind just as they did in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37).His sabbaths, His feasts are a sign that we are His people.  It is His mark.  What is the counterfeit?  A false feast/holiday system.  Christmas click here,  Easter click here etc. are all counterfeits which point to the antichrist.  As seen above, the mark is all about the resurrection and who’s image one chooses.  The image of Messiah Yahshua who is the tree of life or the image of the beast which is the tree of knowledge.  The feasts of YHWH point to Messiah.  The holidays of this world system click here point to the antichrist.  A deeper study of the symbology and rituals of these holidays show that death and resurrection are the main themes and ultimately the desire of man to be ‘gods’ knowing good and evil is portrayed.
  • Easter (littleguyintheeye.wordpress.com)
    It is clear from looking at multiple Bible dictionaries that Easter is a counterfeit of the Pesach (Passover).
    This is what Easter is.  It is hopping between two opinions.  It is trying mix the Pesach with spring festival customs of the heathen.  It is another golden calf.  Worshipping YHWH in accordance with heathen rites.
    The name Easter derives from the goddess Eostre/Ishtar.
    Originally a Saxon word (Eostre), denoting a goddess of the Saxons, in honour of whom sacrifices were offered about the time of the Passover.
    Estre, a Teutonic goddess of the rising light of day and spring, which deity, however, is otherwise unknown, even in the Edda…April was called easter-monadh

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