Jesus Is Mocked

27 (A)Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into (B)the [a]Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman [b](C)cohort around Him. 28 They stripped Him and (D)put a scarlet robe on Him. 29 (E)And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a [c]reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “(F)Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 (G)They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head. 31 (H)After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.

32 (I)As they were coming out, they found a man of (J)Cyrene named Simon, [d]whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.

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  1. Matthew 27:27 I.e. the governor’s official residence
  2. Matthew 27:27 Or battalion
  3. Matthew 27:29 Or staff; i.e. to mimic a king’s scepter
  4. Matthew 27:32 Lit this one

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