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24 So Pilate decreed that their demand be put into effect. 25 And He released the one they were asking for, the one thrown in jail for insurrection and murder. But he handed over Yeshua to their will.

Executed on the Stake

26 As they led Him away, they grabbed a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the countryside. They placed on him the cross-beam,[a] to carry behind Yeshua.

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  1. Luke 23:26 Probably the patibulum, the horizontal piece of the execution stake, weighing about 100 lbs.