A Man Hanged on a Tree Is Cursed
"If a man has committed a sin r deserving of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,
s "his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that t you do not defile the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance; for u he who is hanged is accursed of God.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
But you shall do nothing to the young woman; there is in the young woman no sin deserving of death, for just as when a man rises against his neighbor and kills him, even so is this matter.
"What do you think?" They answered and said, "He is deserving of death."
You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?" And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.
I found out that he was accused concerning questions of their law, but had nothing charged against him deserving of death or chains.
And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until evening. And as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his corpse down from the tree, cast it at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raise over it a great heap of stones that remains to this day.
And afterward Joshua struck them and killed them, and hanged them on five trees; and they were hanging on the trees until evening.
So it was at the time of the going down of the sun that Joshua commanded, and they took them down from the trees, cast them into the cave where they had been hidden, and laid large stones against the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day.
Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.
'Therefore do not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.'"
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree").