Mark 15:17-27 NLT

17 They dressed him in a purple robe, and they wove thorn branches into a crown and put it on his head.
18 Then they saluted him and taunted, “Hail! King of the Jews!”
19 And they struck him on the head with a reed stick, spit on him, and dropped to their knees in mock worship.
20 When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified.
21 A passerby named Simon, who was from Cyrene,a was coming in from the countryside just then, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. (Simon was the father of Alexander and Rufus.)

References for Mark 15:21

    • 15:21 - Cyrene was a city in northern Africa.
      22 And they brought Jesus to a place called Golgotha (which means “Place of the Skull”).
      23 They offered him wine drugged with myrrh, but he refused it.
      24 Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross. They divided his clothes and threw diceb to decide who would get each piece.

      References for Mark 15:24

        • 15:24 - Greek cast lots. See Ps 22:18 .
          25 It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him.
          26 A sign announced the charge against him. It read, “The King of the Jews.”
          27 Two revolutionariesc were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.d

          References for Mark 15:27

            • 15:27 - Or Two criminals.
            • 15:27 - Some manuscripts add verse 28, And the Scripture was fulfilled that said, “He was counted among those who were rebels.” See Isa 53:12; also compare Luke 22:37 .