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32 As they were going out, they found a Cyrenian man named Simon. They forced him to carry his cross. 33 When they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of the Skull), 34 they gave him wine mixed with gall to drink. But when he tasted it, he refused to drink it. 35 After crucifying him, they divided his clothes by casting lots. 36 Then they sat down and were guarding him there. 37 Above his head they put up the charge against him in writing: This Is Jesus, the King of the Jews. 38 Then two criminals were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. 39 Those who passed by were yelling insults at him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!” 41 In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him and said, 42 “He saved others, but he cannot save himself! He is the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God; let God rescue him now—if he takes pleasure in him! For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”
32 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross.
in Roman socioty when someone was condemed he was imediately led away to be crusified. It was normal that the conemed person would carry the crossbeam of his own cross. The upright of the cross would have already been waiting at the scene of crusifixion.
The criminal was led to the place of crusifixion by the longest route posible. so that as many people as posible would see and be warned not to participate in the same activity.
Jesues had gone through a terrible scourging and the mockery of the soldiers and was physically exauhsted. Ther Roman soldiers knew how to handle this they Roman officer had to tap a jew on the sholder with the flat of his spear and that man had to carry out the task.
We do not know much about simon other than the fact that he was from cryte it could have been that he had for years saved to be able to come to the passover, and now this terible shame fell upon him. for he was compelled to carry the cross of Jesus. We also know his sons would become well-known in the early Church
21 They forced a man coming in from the country, who was passing by, to carry Jesus’s cross. He was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.
33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),
This location is north and just outside of Jerusalem. The hill on which it is located protruded much like a skull, giving the place its name.
The order of Crusifixion
The arrival at Golgotha
The offer of the stupefying drink refused
The offer of supplying drink refused
The arrival at Golgotha
Jesus is Crucified between theivs
He utters the first cry from the cross “father forgive”
The soldirs part His garments
The Jews mock Jesus
the thevies rail on Him, but one reoents abd believes
The secound cry from the cross “To-day shalt thou be with me
THe third Cry Woman behold thy son
THe fourth cry “my God my God”
the fifth cry “I thirst”
The sixth cry “It is finished”
The seventh cry “Father into thy hands “
Our Lord dismissed His spirit
34 they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it.
35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots.
This had been profiscied.
18 they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
This is one of the main reasons which gambeling is wrong.
36 Then they sat down and kept watch over him there.
37 And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
It was normal that the charge for which the individual was being crusified for was placed on pa bord written above the condemed.
38 Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.
39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads
40 and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
They wanted him to come down from the cross to save his physical life, but in fact by staying on the cross he was giving his physicl life so that they could expereice reserection from death to life
41 So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,
42 “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
43 He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”