The Crucifixion

21 (A)And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. 22 (B)And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). 23 And they offered him wine mixed with (C)myrrh, but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him and (D)divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take. 25 And (E)it was the third hour[a] when they crucified him. 26 And the inscription of the charge against him read, (F)“The King of the Jews.” 27 And with him they crucified two (G)robbers, (H)one on his right and one on his left.[b] 29 And (I)those who passed by derided him, (J)wagging their heads and saying, (K)“Aha! (L)You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!” 31 So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, (M)“He saved others; (N)he cannot save himself. 32 Let (O)the Christ, (P)the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may (Q)see and believe.” (R)Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.

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  1. Mark 15:25 That is, 9 a.m.
  2. Mark 15:27 Some manuscripts insert verse 28: And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “He was numbered with the transgressors”

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