Matthew 27:32-42 NLT

32 Along the way, they came across a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’ cross.

References for Matthew 27:32

    • 27:32 - Cyrene was a city in northern Africa.
      33 And they went out to a place called Golgotha (which means “Place of the Skull”).
      34 The soldiers gave Jesus wine mixed with bitter gall, but when he had tasted it, he refused to drink it.
      35 After they had nailed him to the cross, the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.

      References for Matthew 27:35

        • 27:35 - Greek by casting lots. A few late manuscripts add This fulfilled the word of the prophet: “They divided my garments among themselves and cast lots for my robe.” See Ps 22:18 .
          36 Then they sat around and kept guard as he hung there.
          37 A sign was fastened above Jesus’ head, announcing the charge against him. It read: “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
          38 Two revolutionaries were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.

          References for Matthew 27:38

            • 27:38 - Or criminals; also in 27:44 .
              39 The people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery.
              40 “Look at you now!” they yelled at him. “You said you were going to destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days. Well then, if you are the Son of God, save yourself and come down from the cross!”
              41 The leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the elders also mocked Jesus.
              42 “He saved others,” they scoffed, “but he can’t save himself! So he is the King of Israel, is he? Let him come down from the cross right now, and we will believe in him!