Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, gave the
order that Jesus should die by the cross. The Roman soldiers then took Jesus and
beat him again most cruelly; and then led him out of the city to the place of
death. This was a place called "Golgotha" in the Jewish language, "Calvary" in
the language of the Romans; both words meaning "The Skull Place."
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They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then
twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in
his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. ~Matthew 27:28-29
Matthew 27:27-31 ; Mark 15:16-20
Luke 23:26-31 ;
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With the soldiers a great crowd of people went out of the city, some of them
enemies of Jesus, glad to see him suffer; others of them friends of Jesus, and
the women who had helped him, now weeping as they saw him, all covered with his
blood, and going out to die. But Jesus turned to them, and said:
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"Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves, and for
your children. For the days are coming when they shall count those happy who
have no little ones to be slain; when they shall wish that the mountains might
fall on them, and the hills might cover them, and hide them from their enemies!"
They had tried to make Jesus bear his own cross, but soon found that he was too weak from his sufferings, and could not carry it.
They seized on a man who was coming out of the country into the city, a man named Simon; and they made him carry the cross to its place at Calvary.
It was a custom among the Jews, to give to men about to die by the cross some medicine to deaden their feelings, so that they would not suffer so greatly.
They offered this to Jesus, but when he had tasted it, and found what it was, he would not take it. He knew that he would die, but he wished to have his mind clear,
and to understand what was done and what was said, even though his sufferings might be greater.
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