The Plot

BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2021 268
INDEX
Matthew 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11
Luke 22:1-6


My soul is troubled, Jesus said. It is time to suffer and die.
But for this reason I came into the world and left my home on high.

A voice boomed out of heaven. God glorified the son.
Some said it was thunder. Others said an angel. Jesus said it's for you each one.

Now Satan is defeated. Soon you all will see.
And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me.

After all the miracles Jesus had done many still did not perceive.
As Isaiah the prophet prophesied, they were blinded lest they should believe.

Many rulers believed but would not confess and be banished from the synagogue.
Jesus said they loved the praise of men, rather than the praise of God.

If you believe on me you believe on my Father. I've come to bring you the light.
I have come not to judge but to save the world; to make believers right.

Then Judas went to the chief priest. I can betray Him unto thee.
I'll look for a time to make it work, but what's in it for me?

So for thirty pieces of silver, the priests and Judas agreed.
He would find Christ alone without the crowd, and do this horrible deed.

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