But we trusted
"In him", as the Ethiopic version adds: that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel;
they thought, hoped, and believed, that he was the Messiah, spoken of under the character of the Redeemer of Israel; and they had been in expectation of redemption by him, though only of a temporal kind, from the Roman yoke and bondage; but now they could not tell what to think of it, since he was dead; indeed they were not altogether without hope, since there was a report of his being raised from the dead; but what credit was to be given to that, they could not say: but certain it is, that he was the true Messiah, and promised Redeemer; and who was to redeem, and has redeemed the whole Israel of God; even all the elect of God, whether among Jews or Gentiles, from the servitude and damning power of sin, from the slavery of Satan, and the bondage of the law, and from every enemy; and that by his precious blood, his sufferings and death, the very things which were the occasion of these disciples' doubts about him, as the Redeemer: so the Jews say F21,
``that upon the death of the Messiah, the son of Joseph, all Israel shall flee to the deserts, and such as are of a doubtful heart shall turn to the nations of the world and say, "is this the redemption we have waited for", for the Messiah is slain?''And besides all this, today is the third day, since these things
``of the third day of the tribes, ( Genesis 42:18 ) of the third day of the spies, ( Joshua 2:16 ) of the third day of the giving of the law, ( Exodus 19:16 ) of the third day of Jonas, ( Jonah 1:17 ) (which was a type of the resurrection of the Messiah, ( Matthew 12:40 ) ) of the third day of those that came up out of the captivity, ( Ezra 8:15 ) of the third day of the resurrection of the dead, ( Hosea 6:2 ) and of the third day of Esther, ( Esther 5:1 ) .''