A Paixão de Cristo
Since then the children share in blood and flesh, he himself in the same way shared in them, in order that through death he might defeat him who had the power of death, that is, the Devil,
and set free all those who through fear of death were all their lives doomed to slavery.
But God shows his own love to us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
21 For to this you were called, because Christ too suffered for you, leaving you an example that you might follow in his foot-steps.
22 He had done no sin, nor was deceit found in his mouth.
23 When he was reviled he did not revile back; he suffered, but made no threat; he committed himself to him who judges justly.
24 He bore our sins in his own body on the tree that we might die to sins and live to righteousness.
The high priests and all the council tried to get testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they could not find any.
For this the Father loves me, because I lay down my life to take it again.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down and have power to take it again. This command I received from my Father."
and when found in the condition of a man he humbled himself by becoming obedient even to death \'97 death on the cross.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many."
He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sad, even to death. Stay here and watch with me."
From that time Jesus began to make plain to his disciples that he had to go away to Jerusalem, and suffer greatly from the elders and high priests and scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.