Jesus Is Mocked

27 1Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into 2the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman 3cohort around Him.

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    • l 27:27 - I.e. the governor's official residence
    • m 27:27 - Or "battalion"
      28 They stripped Him and 4put a scarlet robe on Him.

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      29 5And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, "6Hail, King of the Jews!"

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        • n 27:29 - Or "staff;" i.e. to mimic a king's scepter
          30 7They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.

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          31 8After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.

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          32 9As they were coming out, they found a man of 10Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.

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          The Crucifixion

          33 11And when they came to a place called 12Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull,

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          34 13they gave Him 14wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling * to drink.

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          35 And when they had crucified Him, 15they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots.

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              36 And sitting down, they began to 16keep watch over Him there.

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              37 And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, "17THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

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              38 At that time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
              39 And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, 18wagging their heads

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              40 and saying, "19You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! 20If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross."

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              41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying,
              42 "21He saved others; He cannot * save Himself. 22He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.

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                • s 27:42 - Or "can He not save Himself?"
                  43 "23HE TRUSTS IN GOD; LET GOD RESCUE Him now, IF HE DELIGHTS IN HIM; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.' "

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                    • t 27:43 - Or "takes pleasure in;" or "cares for him"
                      44 24The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.

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                      45 25Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.

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                          46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "26ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" that is, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"

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                          47 And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, "This man is calling for Elijah."
                          48 27Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink.

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                          49 But the rest of them said, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him."

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                            • x 27:49 - Lit "Permit that we see"
                            • y 27:49 - Some early mss read "And another took a spear and pierced His side, and there came out water and blood" (cf John 19:34)
                              50 And Jesus 28cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

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