New King James Version
The Soldiers Mock Jesus(A)
16 (B)Then the soldiers led Him away into the hall called [a]Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison. 17 And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head, 18 and began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 Then they (C)struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him. 20 And when they had (D)mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.
The King on a Cross(E)
21 (F)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 (G)And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. 23 (H)Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it. 24 And when they crucified Him, (I)they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.
THE KING OF THE JEWS.
31 Likewise the chief priests also, (Q)mocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved (R)others; Himself He cannot save. 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and [d]believe.”
Even (S)those who were crucified with Him reviled Him.Read full chapter