Matthew 27:27-37 NIV

The Soldiers Mock Jesus

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

27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium1 and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.

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28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,2

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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.3

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30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.4

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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.5

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The Crucifixion

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

32 As they were going out,6 they met a man from Cyrene,7 named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.8

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33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).9

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34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall;10 but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.

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35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.a11

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    • b 27:35 - A few late manuscripts "lots that the word spoken by the prophet might be fulfilled: "They divided my garments among themselves and cast lots for my clothing"" (Psalm 22:18)
      36 And sitting down, they kept watch12 over him there.

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          37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.