Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nissan 22, 5776

For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
nor will You allow Your Holy One
to see corruption.
Psalm 16:10

But God will redeem my soul 
from the power of the grave,
for He shall receive me.  Selah.
Psalm 49:15


But he said to them,
'Do not be alarmed.
You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.
He is risen!
He is not here.
See the place where they laid Him.
But go and tell His disciples - and Peter -
that He is going before you into Galilee;
there you will see Him,
as He said to you.'
Mark 16:6, 7

Friday, April 29, 2016

Nissan 21, 5776

And they made His grave with the wicked -
but with the rich at His death,
because He had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in His mouth.
Isaiah 53:9


Now when evening had come,
there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph,
who himself had also
become a disciple of Jesus.
This man went to Pilate
and asked for the body of Jesus.
Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him.
And when Joseph had taken the body,
he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
and laid it in his new tomb
which he had hewn out of the rock;
and he rolled a large stone 
against the door of the tomb,
and departed.
Matthew 27:57-60

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Nissan 20, 5776

And I will pour on the house of David
and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem
the Spirit of grace and supplication;
then they will look on Me
whom they have pierced;
they will mourn for Him
as one mourns for his only son,
and grieve for Him
as one grieves for a firstborn.
Zechariah 12:10


But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear,
and immediately
blood and water came out.
John 19:34

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Nissan 19, 5776

He guards all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
Psalm 34:20


Then the soldiers came and broke the legs
of the first and of the other
who was crucified with Him.
But when they came to Jesus and saw
that He was already dead,
they did not break His legs . . . 
For these things were done that the Scripture
should be fulfilled,
'Not one of His bones shall be broken.'
John 19:32, 33, 36

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Nissan 18, 5776

My God, My God,
why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You
so far from helping Me,
and from the words of My groaning?
Psalm 22:1


And about the ninth hour
Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying,
'Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?'
that is, 'My God, My God,
why have You forsaken Me?'
Matthew 27:46

Monday, April 25, 2016

Nissan 17, 5776

I can count all My bones.
They look and stare at Me.
They divide My garments among them,
and for My clothing they cast lots.
Psalm 22:17, 18


Then they crucified Him,
and divided His garments, casting lots,
that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by the prophet:
'They divided My garments among them,
and for My clothing they cast lots.'
Sitting down, 
they kept watch over Him there.
Matthew 27:35, 36

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nissan 16, 5776

In return for my love
they are my accusers,
but I give myself to prayer.
Psalm 109:4


Then Jesus said,
'Father, forgive them,
for they do not know what they do.'
And they divided His garments and cast lots.
Luke 23:34

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Nissan 15, 5776

Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up,
and the reproaches of those who reproach You
have fallen on Me.
Psalm 69:9


For even Christ did not please Himself;
but as it is written,
'The reproaches of those
who reproached You
fell on Me.'
Romans 15:3

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nissan 11, 5776

All those who see Me
laugh Me to scorn;
they shoot out the lip,
they shake the head, saying,
'He trusted in the LORD,
let Him rescue Him,
let Him deliver Him,
since He delights in Him.'
Psalm 22:7, 8


And the people stood looking on.
But even the rulers with them sneered, saying,
'He saved others;
let Him save Himself
if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.'
Luke 23:35

Monday, April 18, 2016

Nissan 10, 5776

And I will pour on the house of David
and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem
the Spirit of grace and supplication;
then they will look on Me
whom they have pierced;
they will mourn for Him
as one mourns for his only son,
and grieve for Him
as one grieves for a firstborn.
Zechariah 12:10


Then He said to Thomas,
'Reach your finger here,
and look at My hands;
and reach your hand here, and put it
into My side.
Do not be unbelieving, but believing.'
John 20:27

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nissan 9, 5776

Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
and He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because He poured out His soul unto death,
and He was numbered with the transgressors,
and He bore the sin of many,
and made intercession
for the transgressors.
Isaiah 53:12


With Him they also crucified two robbers,
one on His right and the other on His left.
So the Scripture was fulfilled which says,
'And He was numbered with the transgressors.'
Mark 15:27, 28

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Nissan 8, 5776

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
the chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
and by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5


For when we were still without strength,
in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
. . . But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
Romans 5:6, 8

Friday, April 15, 2016

Nissan 7, 5776

Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies;
nor let them wink with the eye
who hate me without cause.
Psalm 35:19


If I had not done among them
the works which no one else did,
they would have no sin;
but now they have seen
and also hated both Me and My Father.
But this happened
that the word might be fulfilled
which is written in their law,
'They hated Me without a cause.'
John 15:24, 25

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nissan 6, 5776

I gave My back to those who struck Me,
and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from
shame and spitting.
Isaiah 50:6


Then they spat in His face
and beat Him;
and others struck Him
with the palms of their hands,
Matthew 26:67

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nissan 5, 5776

He was oppressed and
He was afflicted,
yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and
as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so He opened not His mouth.
Isaiah 53:7


Then Pilate asked Him again, saying,
'Do You answer nothing?
See how many things they testify against You!'
But Jesus still answered nothing,
so that Pilate marveled.
Mark 15:4, 5

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Nissan 4, 5776

Fierce witnesses rise up;
they ask me things I do not know.
Psalm 35:11


And some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying,
'We heard Him say,
"I will destroy this temple that is made with hands,
and within three days
I will build another made without hands."'
Mark 14:57, 58

Monday, April 11, 2016

Nissan 3, 5776

Then I said to them,
'If it is agreeable to you,
give me my wages,
and if not, refrain.'
So they weighed out
for my wages
thirty pieces of silver.
Zechariah 11:12


Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot,
went to the chief priests and said,
'What are you willing to give me
if I deliver Him to you?'
And they counted out to him
thirty pieces of silver.
Matthew 26:14, 15

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Nissan 2, 5776

Even my own familiar friend
in whom I trusted,
who ate my bread,
has lifted up his heel against me.
Psalm 41:9


And while He was still speaking, behold,
a multitude;
and he who was called Judas,
one of the twelve,
went before them
and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.
But Jesus said to him,
'Judas, are you betraying 
the Son of Man with a kiss?'
Luke 22:47, 48

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Nissan 1, 5776

Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD
been revealed?
Isaiah 53:1


But although He had done so many signs before them,
they did not believe in Him,
that the word of Isaiah the prophet
might be fulfilled, which he spoke:
'Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?'
John 12:37, 38

Friday, April 8, 2016

Adar II ~ 29, 5776

Out of the mouth of babes and infants
You have ordained strength,
because of Your enemies,
that You may silence the enemy 
and the avenger.
Psalm 8:2


But when the chief priests and scribes
saw the wonderful things He did,
and the children crying out in the temple and saying,
'Hosanna to the Son of David!'
they were indignant and said to Him,
'Do You hear what these are saying?'
And Jesus said to them,
'Yes, Have you never read,
"Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise?"'
Matthew 21:15, 16

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Adar II ~ 28, 5776

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
lowly and riding on a donkey,
a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Zechariah 9:9


Then they brought the colt to Jesus
and threw their garments on it,
and He sat on it.
. . . Then those who went before and
those who followed cried out, saying:
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!'
. . . And Jesus went into Jerusalem
and into the temple.
So when He had looked around at all things,
as the hour was already late,
He went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Mark 11:7, 9, 11

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Adar II ~ 27, 5776

The LORD has sworn and will not relent,
'You are a priest forever
according to the order of Melchizedek.'
Psalm 110:4


So also Christ did not glorify Himself
to become High Priest,
but it was He who said to Him:
'You are My Son,
today I have begotten You.'
As He also says in another place:
'You are a priest forever
according to the order of Melchizedek.'
Hebrews 5:5, 6

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Adar II ~ 26, 5776

He is despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows
and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him.
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Isaiah 53:3


He came to His own,
and His own did not receive Him.
John 1:11

And they all cried out at once, saying,
'Away with this Man,
and release to us Barabbas.'
Luke 23:18

Monday, April 4, 2016

Adar II ~ 25, 5776

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
because the LORD has anointed Me
to preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to
those who are bound;
to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn.
Isaiah 61:1, 2


The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,
because He has anointed Me
to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty
those who are oppressed,
to preach the acceptable year of the LORD.
Luke 4:18, 19

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Adar II ~ 24, 5776

The LORD your God
will raise up for you a Prophet
like me from your midst,
from your brethren.
Him you shall hear.
Deuteronomy 18:15


And that He may send Jesus Christ,
who was preached to you before . . .
For Moses truly said to the fathers,
'The LORD your God
will raise up for you a Prophet like me
from your brethren.
Him you shall hear in all things,
whatever He says to you.'
Acts 3:20, 22

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Adar II ~ 23, 5776

I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings of old,
which we have heard and known,
and our fathers have told us.
We will not hide them from our children,
telling to the generation to come
the praises of the LORD, 
and His strength and His wonderful works
that He has done.
Psalm 78:2-4


All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude
in parables;
and without a parable
He did not speak to them
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by the prophet, saying:
'I will open My mouth in parables;
I will utter things which have been kept secret
from the foundation of the world.'
Matthew 13:34, 35

Friday, April 1, 2016

Adar II ~ 22, 5776

Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her
who is distressed,
as when at first He lightly esteemed
the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
and afterward
more heavily oppressed her,
by the way of the sea,
beyond the Jordan,
in Galilee of the Gentiles.
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
upon them a light has shined.
Isaiah 9: 1,2


And leaving Nazareth, He came and
dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea,
in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali,
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
Isaiah the prophet, saying:
'The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:
The people who sat in darkness
saw a great light, and upon those who sat in the region
and shadow of death
light has dawned.'
Matthew 4:13-16