The Friday before Easter Sunday, the Christian Church commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Traditionally a day represented by fasting and penance, Good Friday is a part the observed Holy Week. Good Friday readings normally include the Books of John, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Here is a look at some of the most inspiring Good Friday bible verses to reflect upon on this day.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.
And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him.
It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.
Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
“You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”