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Coronation in Jerusalem (Mosiah 15:5)

TitleCoronation in Jerusalem (Mosiah 15:5)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsCrucifixion; Jesus Christ; Poetry

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Coronation in Jerusalem

Scoffing soldiers flock like vultures 
to the governor’s palace.
In the common hall, they strip the Man,
clothe Him in a robe, scarlet 
as the blood of scourging, 
crown Him with a plaited wreath of pain.
Mocking, they remove the rod 
from His sceptered hand and smite Him 
with the reed, strict as judgement.
Strong as sinlessness, mute 
as the sacrificial lamb prepared 
for Passover, He receives blows and spittle, 
foul as blasphemous words that evil the air.
Hail. King! 
Jeering, they bow in necessary tribute—
not knowing that they speak the truth.


Scripture Reference

Mosiah 15:5