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Matthew 27:26-36 (New International Version)

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26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged,1 and handed him over to be crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus

27:27-31pp -- Mk 15:16-20

27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium2 and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,3 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said.4 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.5 31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.6

The Crucifixion

27:33-44pp -- Mk 15:22-32; Lk 23:33-43; Jn 19:17-24

32 As they were going out,7 they met a man from Cyrene,8 named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.9 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).10 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall;11 but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.a12 36 And sitting down, they kept watch13 over him there.
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