(Heb 4:14 NIV) "Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess."
(Heb 7:26 NIV) "Such a high priest meets our need--one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens."
(1 Pet 2:22 NIV) ""He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.""
(1 John 3:5 NIV) But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.
(Rom 5:19 NIV) "For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous."
(Phil 2:8 NIV) "And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross!"
Challenge to Enemies - (John 8:46 NIV) "Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?"
Testimony of others- Judas (Mat 27:4 NIV) ""I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility.""
- Pilates wife (Mat 27:19 NIV) "While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat, his wife sent him this message: "Don't have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.""
- Pilate Luke 23:4,14,15,22 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."
"You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. Therefore, I will punish him and then release him."
With one voice they cried out, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!" (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.) Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" For the third time he spoke to them: "Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him."
- Herod (Luke 23:15 NIV) "Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death."
- Thief on the cross (Luke 23:41 NIV) "We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.""
(John 1:29 NIV) "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"
(1 Pet 1:19 NIV) "but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect."
THe Lamb 28x in Apoc. used as title for the glorified Christ CF. (Rev 7:4 NIV) "Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel." - Robs washed "White in the blood of the Lamb." Requirement that bassover and Sacrificial lambs be without spot or blemish. (Exo. Rev.)
Holy one cf. (Acts 3:14 NIV) "You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you."
(Mark 1:24 NIV) ""What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!""
(Luke 4:34 NIV) ""Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!""
(Psa 16:10 NIV) "because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay."
(Acts 2:27 NIV) "because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay."
(Acts 13:35 NIV) "So it is stated elsewhere: "'You will not let your Holy One see decay.'"
(John 6:69 NIV) "We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.""
Holy - (Luke 1:35 NIV) "The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God."
Righteous - (Luke 23:47 NIV) "The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."" (1 John 2:1 NIV) "My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One." (Psa 45:7 NIV) "You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy."
(Isa 53:9 NIV) "He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth."
(Isa 53:11 NIV) "After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied ; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities."