“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving
me, so far from my cries of anguish?”
“My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest.”
“Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.”
“Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.”
“I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.”
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring
and hers; he will crush
your head, and you will strike his heel.”
Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of
splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter
Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the
chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive.
See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
10. Kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they
will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.
So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you
above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat
dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and
between your offspring
and hers; he will crush
your head, and you will strike his
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to
you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans
of Judah, out
of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of
old, from ancient times.”
The Passion of the Christ
refers to the Hebrew Bible. The film begins with an epigraph from
the Fourth Song of the Suffering Servant from Isaiah. In the opening scene set in the Garden
of Gethsemane, Jesus crushes a serpent's head in direct visual allusion to Genesis 3:15.
Throughout the film, Jesus quotes from the Psalms, beyond the instances recorded in the New
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went
around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
with God in the beginning.