SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #553
Then therefore Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. And the soldiers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon his head: and they put on him a purple garment. And they came to him and said: "Hail, king of the Jews." And they gave him blows. Pilate therefore went forth again and saith to them: "Behold, I bring him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause in him." (Jesus therefore came forth, bearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment.) And he saith to them: "Behold the Man." When the chief priests, therefore, and the servants had seen him, they cried out, saying: "Crucify him, Crucify him." Pilate saith to them: "Take him you, and crucify him: for I find no cause in him." The Jews answered him: "We have a law; and according to the law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God." (John 19:1-7)
THE FOLLOWING PROPHECIES WERE FULFILLED by those sufferings of Jesus about which we have just heard:
1. David's prophecy: "I am a worm (i. e. despised and trodden under foot like a worm) and no man: the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people" (Ps. 21:7).
2. The prophecy of Isaiah: "There is no beauty in Him, nor comeliness. Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows. He was wounded for our iniquities, He was bruised for our sins, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His bruises we are healed" (Is. 53:2 etc.).
3. The prophecy of our Lord Himself (Matt. 20:18): "The Son of Man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes (as was done by Judas), and they shall condemn Him to death, and shall deliver Him to the Gentiles (Pilate and his soldiers) to be mocked, and scourged and crucified.
[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)