Betrayal and Humiliation
Betrayed with a Kiss (Luke 22: 47-52, GNB)
Jesus was still speaking when a crowd arrived, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. He came up to Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said, “Judas, is it with a kiss that you betray the Son of Man?”
When the disciples who were with Jesus saw what was going to happen, they asked. “Shall we use our swords, Lord?” And one of them struck the High Priest’s slave and cut off his right ear.
But Jesus said, “Enough of this!” He touched the man’s ear and healed him.
Then Jesus said to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and the elders who had come there to get him. “Did you have to come with swords and clubs as though I were an outlaw? I was with you in the Temple every day, and you did not try to arrest me. But this is your hour to act, when the power of darkness rules.”
Mocked by the Roman Guard (Matthew 27:27-31, NIV)
Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then wove a crown of thorns and set it on his head.
They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.
They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him.
Then they led him away to crucify him.