But they cried out in reply saying, Crucify, crucify him.
And he said the third time to them, What evil then has this [man] done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will chastise him therefore and release him.
But they were urgent with loud voices, begging that he might be crucified. And their voices [and those of the chief priests] prevailed.
And Pilate adjudged that what they begged should take place.
And he released him who, for tumult and murder, had been cast into prison, whom they begged for, and Jesus he delivered up to their will.
And as they led him away, they laid hold on a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the field, and put the cross upon him to bear it behind Jesus.
And a great multitude of the people, and of women who wailed and lamented him, followed him.
And Jesus turning round to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me, but weep over yourselves and over your children;
for behold, days are coming in which they will say, Blessed [are] the barren, and wombs that have not borne, and breasts that have not given suck.
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall upon us; and to the hills, Cover us:
for if these things are done a in the green tree, what shall take place in the dry?