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What Happened to Those Who Crucified Christ?

Many are aware of the fact that when Christ was going to be crucified, the women of Jerusalem were weeping for Him.  He said to them, “But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us” (Luke 23:28-30).

Below is a history taken from Foxes Book of Martyrs of what Jesus Christ was telling them would happen after they crucified the Lord of glory:

Herod Antipas and Herodias were responsible for the imprisonment and execution of John the Baptist, and Herod himself attempted to plot the death of Christ.  In the summer of AD 39, Antipas' money and territory were turned over to Agrippa, while he and his wife were exiled, and 
Antipas died miserably.

Pontius Pilate handed Christ to the Jews to be scourged and crucified. Pilate fell under misfortunes in the reign of Caligula (AD 37–41), was exiled to Gaul and eventually committed suicide there in Vienne.

The Jews, who heard and rejected Christ, were destroyed by Titus, and Vespasian his father, in 70 AD, about 40 years after the passion of the Christ, to the number of eleven hundred thousand, beside those who Vespasian slew in the subduing of Galilee.  Seventeen thousand were sold and sent into Egypt and other provinces to vile slavery; and two thousand were brought with Titus in his triumph; of whom, part he gave to be devoured of the wild beasts, part otherwise most cruelly were slain.

The vain senate of Rome, after being proposed to have Christ adored as God, rejected Him.  Being content to have the emperor reign over them rather than the meek King of glory, the Son of God, they were scourged and trapped for their unjust refusing.  For, as they preferred the emperor, and rejected Christ, so the just permission of God stirred up their own emperors against them in such sort, that the senators themselves were almost destroyed, and the whole city most horribly afflicted for the space of almost 300 years.