Pilate therefore, desiring to release Jesus, spoke again to them.
But they cried, saying, "Crucify him, crucify him!
And he said unto them the third time, "Why? What evil hath he done? I have found no cause for death in him. I will therefore chastise him and let him go."
But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that He might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
And he released unto them the one who for sedition and murder had been cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
And as they led Him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
And there followed Him a great company of people, and of women who also bewailed and lamented Him.
But Jesus, turning unto them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
For behold, the days are coming in which they shall say, `Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore and the breasts which never gave suck.'
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, `Fall on us!' and to the hills, `Cover us!'