15:16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.
15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
Or, the court which is the judgment-hall.
15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
15:23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
It is possible that this may be the same Rufus mentioned in Romans 16:13 .
15:24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
The stupefying drink usually given to those crucified.
15:25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
See note for order of events at the crucifixion, (See Scofield "Matthew 27:33")
15:26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Cf. John 19:14 . John used the Roman, Mark the Hebrew, computation of time.
15:37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
See note, (See Scofield "Matthew 27:37") .
15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
(See Scofield "Matthew 27:50")
15:47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.
(See Scofield "Matthew 1:16")