Prophecy (700-681 B.C.)
I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.” Isaiah 50:6 (NKJV)
Just as many were astonished at you,
So His appearance was marred more than any man
And His form more than the sons of men. Isaiah 52:14 (NASB)
Now the men who held Jesus mocked Him and beat Him. Luke 22:63 (NKJV)
This prophecy about Jesus from the prophet Isaiah, 700 – 681 B.C., speaks of the time when He would be beaten and humiliated. The prophecy came true along with many other prophesies that foresaw Jesus’ betrayal, trial, beatings and crucifixion.
Pontius Pilate stated in one his reports to Rome that Jesus was beaten and whipped by the Roman soldiers (Acts of Pontius Pilate. – Justin Martyr, First Apology 35).