They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
Read Matthew 27:30 Using Other Translations
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.
And they spit on him and grabbed the stick and struck him on the head with it.
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