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The King on a Cross(A)

21 (B)Then they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross. 22 (C)And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. 23 (D)Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it. 24 And when they crucified Him, (E)they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.

25 Now (F)it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26 And (G)the inscription of His [a]accusation was written above:


27 (H)With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left. 28 [b]So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, (I)“And He was numbered with the transgressors.”

29 And (J)those who passed by blasphemed Him, (K)wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! (L)You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 save Yourself, and come down from the cross!”

31 Likewise the chief priests also, (M)mocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved (N)others; Himself He cannot save. 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and [c]believe.”

Even (O)those who were crucified with Him reviled Him.

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  1. Mark 15:26 crime
  2. Mark 15:28 NU omits v. 28.
  3. Mark 15:32 M believe Him

The King on a Cross(A)

26 (B)Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.

27 And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. 28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 (C)For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!’ 30 Then they will begin (D)‘to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ’ 31 (E)For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?”

32 (F)There were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death. 33 And (G)when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. 34 [a]Then Jesus said, “Father, (H)forgive them, for (I)they do not know what they do.”

And (J)they divided His garments and cast lots. 35 And (K)the people stood looking on. But even the (L)rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”

36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him (M)sour wine, 37 and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself.”

38 (N)And an inscription also was [b]written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew:


39 (O)Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, [c]“If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.”

40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done (P)nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said [d]to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”

43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in (Q)Paradise.”

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  1. Luke 23:34 NU brackets the first sentence as a later addition.
  2. Luke 23:38 NU omits written and in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew
  3. Luke 23:39 NU Are You not the Christ? Save
  4. Luke 23:42 NU “Jesus, remember me

The King on a Cross(A)

17 (B)And He, bearing His cross, (C)went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, 18 where they crucified Him, and (D)two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center. 19 (E)Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:


20 Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

21 Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” ’ ”

22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

23 (F)Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. 24 They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:

(G)“They divided My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.”

Therefore the soldiers did these things.

Behold Your Mother

25 (H)Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of (I)Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and (J)the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, (K)“Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her (L)to his own home.

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