Deuteronomy 21:22-23

Deuteronomy 21:22 “If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,
Deuteronomy 21:23 his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed of God), so that you do not defile your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance.

This passage is a somber foreshadowing of what would happen to the Messiah.  Even though Jesus was crucified by the Romans rather than the Jews, nevertheless this ordinance was followed when Jesus was buried on the day of His crucifixion (i.e. His being “hung on a tree”).  And even though Jesus was a man of honor and not a man of shame, yet He was shamed in His death.  That He bore this shame and did not utter threats against those who treated Him so unfairly is to the eternal glory of God.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. 

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