But they cried again, saying: Crucify him, Crucify him.
And he said to them the third time: Why, what evil hath this man done? I find no cause of death in him. I will chastise him therefore and let him go.
But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
And he released unto them him who for murder and sedition had been cast into prison, whom they had desired. But Jesus he delivered up to their will.
And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country; and they laid the cross on him to carry after Jesus.
And there followed him a great multitude of people and of women, who bewailed and lamented him.
But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves and for your children.
For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren and the wombs that have not borne and the paps that have not given suck.
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us. And to the hills: Cover us.
For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry?