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24 Pilate pronounced sentence that their demand be granted. 25 And he released the man they were asking for who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, but he handed over Jesus to their will.

Simon Bears the Cross

26 When they led Him away, they seized a man, [a]Simon of [b]Cyrene, who was coming in [to the city] from the country, and [c]placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 23:26 The father of Alexander and Rufus, disciples in Rome.
  2. Luke 23:26 A port city in north Africa.
  3. Luke 23:26 The crossbeam was usually placed on the nape of the neck like a yoke.
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