Bible: Matthew 27:32-44

The Crucifixion

27:32 As 1  they were going out, they found a man from Cyrene named Simon, whom they forced 2  to carry his cross. 3  27:33 They 4  came to a place called Golgotha 5  (which means “Place of the Skull) 6  27:34 and offered Jesus 7  wine mixed with gall to drink. 8  But after tasting it, he would not drink it. 27:35 When 9  they had crucified 10  him, they divided his clothes by throwing dice. 11  27:36 Then they sat down and kept guard over him there. 27:37 Above 12  his head they put the charge against him, 13  which read: 14  “This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.” 27:38 Then two outlaws were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 27:39 Those 15  who passed by defamed him, shaking their heads 27:40 and saying, “You who can destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! 16  If you are God’s Son, come down 17  from the cross! 27:41 In 18  the same way even the chief priests – together with the experts in the law 19  and elders 20 were mocking him: 21  27:42 He saved others, but he cannot save himself! He is the king of Israel! If he comes down 22  now from the cross, we will believe in him! 27:43 He trusts in God – let God, if he wants to, deliver him now 23  because he said, ‘I am God’s Son! 27:44 The 24  robbers who were crucified with him also spoke abusively to him. 25 

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