MATTHEW 27:32 KJV And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
“And as they came out, they came across a man from Cyrene, whose name was Simon, whom they persuaded to bear his cross.” The King James Version (KJV) is a translation of the King James Bible (KJV)
Matthew 27:32 Context
Then, when they had finished plating it, they placed it on his head and a reed in his right hand, and they bowed the knee before him and insulted him, exclaiming “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 Thirty and one of them spit on him, and they seized the reed and whacked him on the forehead. 31And when they had insulted him, they stripped him of his robe and dressed him in his own clothes before leading him away to be crucified. 32And when they came out, they discovered a man from Cyrene, whose name was Simon, whom they made to wear his cross with him.
35And they crucified him, and they divided his clothing by lot, in order that the prophecy of the prophet may be fulfilled.
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And as they got out, they encountered a Cyrenean named Simon, whom they coerced into bearing his Crosse. – From the King James Version (1611) -See the 1611 Bible Scan Just as they were about to leave, they came upon a man from Cyrene called Simon, whom they pushed into service to carry His cross for them. – N.A.S.V. stands for New American Standard Version (1995) And as they got out, they encountered a man from Cyrene by the name of Simon, whom they obliged to accompany them so that he may carry his cross.
– The Bible in Plain English And as they went forth, they came across a man from Cyrene by the name of Simon, whom they compelled to go to the place where he would bear his cross.
And when they got out, they discovered a man from Cyrene, whose name was Simon, whom they forced to bore his cross for them.
– The Bible of Weymouth As they made their way out, they encountered a Cyrenean named Simon, whom they forced to accompany them so that he could bear his cross.
– From the Wycliffe Bible And when they came out, they found a man, a Cyrenian by the name of Simon, on whom they impressed their cross so that he might bear it;- Youngs Literal Bible
Bible Commentary for Matthew 27:32
27:32 They obliged him to bear his cross, which he did himself until he was crushed beneath the weight of it, according to John 19:17|.
People’s Bible Notes for Matthew 27:32
Matthew 27:32 As soon as they were released. In the context of the city Jesus was crucified “outside the gate” (without the walls of the city) (Heb 13:12). A company of troops under the command of a centurion was in charge. A guy from the city of Cyrene. Simon was his given name, and he was the father of two well-known Christians (Mr 15:21). Cyrene was a city in North Africa that was home to a large number of Jews. To bore his cross, as it were. At first, Jesus carried his own cross, but after being scourged, he collapsed beneath the weight of it (Joh 19:17).
LUKE 23:26 KJV And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on.
Then, while they were leading him away, they took hold of one Simon a Cyrenian, who had just come out of the country, and they set the crosse on him, so that he may wear it in the place of Iesus. – From the King James Version (1611) -Check out the 1611 Bible Scan When they dragged Jesus away, they apprehended a man named Simon of Cyrene, who had just arrived from the countryside, and placed the cross on his shoulders to be carried after Jesus. – N.A.S.V. stands for New American Standard Version (1995) And as they dragged him away, they took hold of a man named Simon of Cyrene, who had come from the countryside, and set the cross on his back, so that he would take it in the place of Jesus.
– The Bible in Plain English And as they carried him away, they seized hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who had just emerged from the field, and they nailed the cross on his back so that he might follow behind Jesus.
And as they dragged him away, they took hold of a Cyrenian named Simon, who had just arrived from the countryside, and they set the cross on him so that he may wear it in the place of Jesus.
– The Bible of Weymouth When they dragged him away, they snatched a man named Simon of Cyrene, who had come from the countryside, and set the cross on his shoulders so that he might carry it after Jesus.
– From the Wycliffe Bible And as they carried him away, they seized hold of Simon, a certain Cyrenian who had just emerged from the field, and they nailed the cross on his back so that he might follow behind Jesus. – Youngs Literal Bible (in English)
Wesley’s Notes for Luke 23:26
Mr 15:21; Joh 19:16; 23:26Mt 27:31|; Mr 15:21; Joh 19:16
People’s Bible Notes for Luke 23:26
Lu 23:26 to Lu 23:49 The Crucifixion is a historical event. Mt 27:32-56 is a good example of this. 15:21-41; 19:17-30; Mt 15:21-41. Refer to the notes on Matthew.
Who helped Jesus carry the cross?
Answer When Jesus was finally compelled to carry His cross to the spot where He would be executed by the Romans after being cruelly tortured, He was frightened. In the beginning, Jesus carried His own cross (John 19:17). The fact that Jesus was no longer capable of carrying His cross was most likely owing to the tremendous agony He had previously experienced at the hands of the authorities. A man was obliged to assist Jesus in carrying the cross as a result of this decision by the Roman troops.
- Cyrene was an ancient city in Libya, Africa, that was destroyed by the Romans.
- It is probable that Simon was a black man, but we cannot be certain because the Bible does not mention this.
- There was also a substantial Jewish community in the city, as well as Jewish proselytes (see Acts 2:10).
- Simon of Cyrene is only referenced once again in the Bible, in these three verses from the Synoptic Gospels.
- A popular belief based on certain church tradition is that Simon of Cyrene became a Christian later in life — although some theories hold that he was already a follower of Christ prior to the crucifixion — and rose to prominence as a leader in the early church.
- Assuming that this is the case, it lends support to the notion that Simon and his family were important members of the early church.
- Simon of Cyrene was the man who accompanied Jesus on his journey to Calvary.
- Hopefully, after witnessing up close and personal the agony Jesus underwent on our behalf, Simon of Cyrene came to accept Jesus as his Savior as well as his Lord and Savior.
Bible Gateway passage: Mark 15:21-32 – New International Version
C)”>(C)A particular man from Cyrene, B)”>(B) Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way into town when they compelled him to carry the cross. D)”>(D) 22They took Jesus to a spot known as Golgotha (which literally translates as “the place of the skull”). 23Then they offered him wine that had been laced with myrrh, but he refused to drink it. 24And then they nailed him to the cross. In order to find out what each person would get, they divided up his garments and cast lots F)”>(F).
He was charged with being “the ruler of the Jews,” according to the formal indictment against him.
29 Those passing by threw curses at him and shook their heads in disbelief.
“>(H)”>(H) Come down from the cross, you who are planning to demolish the temple and erect a new one in three days, and rescue yourself!” The chief priests and legal scholars also made fun of him amongst themselves, as did the chief priests and legal scholars.
It was stated that he had saved others, but that he couldn’t save himself. Allow this Messiah, K)”>(K)this King of Israel, L)”>(L)to descend from the cross today, so that we may see and believe.” Those who were crucified with him hurled obscenities at him as well. Read the entire chapter.
- 15:28 (Matthew 15:28) Some manuscripts feature terms that are similar to those found in Luke 22:37.
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Everything that is written in the Bible is accurate. The Bible does not mince words, from the veracity of all reported statements and occurrences to the veracity of Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). It is a book that does not mince words. In order to represent God’s intentions, the words of Scripture were carefully chosen by the Holy Spirit, and everything in them has significance. As a result, when we read brief biographies of persons, we may be assured that they are in the Word for a reason.
- Cyrene was established as a trading center by the Greeks about the seventh century B.C., and it was located in the area of Cyrenaica, a coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea.
- Cyrene was called after Kyrene, who was the daughter of a Thessalian monarch (Hypseus) and a water nymph who lived in the ancient world.
- People from Cyrene were able to hear Peter preach as though he were speaking in their own tongue.
- However, we cannot be certain because the Bible does not say anything about Simon’s ethnic background.
- Scripture does not state anything, and we must refrain from asserting something that the author of the Scriptures did not intend.
- In Matthew, it is said that “they discovered a man of Cyrene by the name of Simon.” “They compelled this man to bear the cross,” says the author.
“And as they brought Him away, they caught one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and set the cross on him, so that he would carry it after Jesus,” according to the Gospel of Luke.
Why Is it Important That Simon of Cyrene Carried the Cross?
A common occurrence in Scripture is the author’s explanation or revelation of why specific events and persons are referenced, whether it is to provide lessons for Christians today or to provide more substantiation to a narrative. In the instance of Simon of Cyrene, the latter appears to be the case. He looks to be an afterthought intended to add excitement to the account, but because the Lord does not waste words, his presence by the Gospel authors must have some significance. There are just a handful of persons named in the whole Bible.
- God is always intentional, and it’s possible that He ordered the soldiers to select Simon of Cyrene to bear the Lord’s cross for a part of His agony on the road to Golgotha, as they did.
- What a valuable lesson in humility.
- Simon did more than just watch; he actively participated in the Lord’s progress toward crucifixion and death.
- Perhaps the crowd pressed together to catch a glimpse of the Christ, to whom they had just exclaimed “Hosanna!
- “He was despised and rejected by others,” writes the prophet Isaiah.
- Among the scoffers were disciples such as John the Baptist, Jesus’ mother, and Mary Magdalene, who were all there (John 19:25-26).
- Simon is summoned to duty in each of the stories narrated.
It has been suggested that we would like not to bear our “crosses” as well, as a way of spiritualizing Simon’s actions.
Was it a sense of sympathy that drove them to do it?
The soldiers were given orders to bring Jesus to Golgotha, where he would be crucified and killed.
Perhaps, as they walked alongside Him, He appeared to be on the verge of passing out in His battered condition.
Commanding officers expected the troops to carry out their instructions in their entirety and not to let one of the men destined for crucifixion to die before their tasks were done.
Simon’s service to Jesus may indicate the Father’s deed of love toward His Son in order to momentarily alleviate Jesus’ suffering.
What a gracious gift from God to include Simon in His Son’s final earthly trip (in His first advent).
This is shown implicitly by Simon of Cyrene, who gives us an example of what it looks like.
The world system seeks to persuade us with its diversions and enticements, just as Simon, who was carrying the Lord’s load, was most certainly subjected to insults and offers.
One might pray and think on the Lord’s arduous journey to the Place of the Skull while doing the trek.
What Happened to Simon of Cyrene after the Resurrection?
Following the Resurrection, there is no direct reference of Simon of Cyrene in the Scriptures. According to tradition, Simon traveled to Egypt and preached the Gospel. In the next year, according to the apocryphalActs of Simon and Judas, Simon was martyred by being sawed in half with a sword in 100 A.D. The Cyrenians, on the other hand, are referenced in Acts 6:9. These individuals are members of the group that argued with Stephen because he performed “great marvels and signs among the people” (Acts 6:8).
- According to Mark’s Gospel, Simon had two sons (Rufus and Alexander).
- Nonetheless, Mark makes reference to them for a cause that we are not aware of and may never be aware of.
- He was the one who carried the cross of Christ.
- May we all, in recognition of what Jesus has done for us, carry our own crosses on a daily basis.
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Matthew 27:32 Along the way they found a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross of Jesus.
New International Version (New International Version) As they were about to leave, they came upon a guy from Cyrene called Simon, whom they compelled to carry the cross for them. New Living Translation (New Living Translation) During their journey, they came across a man named Simon, who was originally from Cyrene, and the soldiers compelled him to bear the cross of Jesus. Version standardized in English As they walked out the door, they came upon a Cyrenean guy named Simon. They obliged this man to bear his cross on his shoulders.
- The Literal Bible of the Bereans And as they traveled farther, they came across a Cyrenean called Simon.
- The King James Version of the Bible And when they came out, they discovered a man from Cyrene, whose name was Simon, whom they made to wear the cross.
- As they emerged from the cave, they came upon a Cyrenean guy named Simon.
- The New American Standard Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English.
- NASB (National Association of School Boards) 1995 Just as they were about to leave, they came upon a man from Cyrene called Simon, whom they pushed into service to carry His cross for them.
- The Bible with an amplification system As they were making their way out, they came upon a man from Cyrene called Simon, whom they compelled to serve as the bearer of the crucifixion of Jesus.
- As they were about to leave, they came upon a Cyrenian guy named Simon.
Holman The Christian Standard Bible is a translation of the Bible in the Christian tradition.
They coerced this guy into carrying His cross for Christ.
And as they got out, they encountered a man from Cyrene, whose name was Simon, whom they obliged to accompany them so that he may wear his cross.
Version in the Present Tense of the English Language During their journey, they came across a man called Simon, who was from Cyrene, and they forced him to bear Jesus’ cross.
Translation of the Good News As they were about to leave, they came across a man from Cyrene called Simon, and the soldiers forced him to bear Jesus’ cross for them.
Standard Version in its literal sense And as they came out, they found a man, a Cyrenian by the name of Simon, and they inspired him with the idea of carrying His cross; The New American Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English.
NET Bible is an abbreviation for Networked Information Technology.
Revised Standard Version (New Revised Standard Version) As they made their way outside, they came upon a Cyrenean called Simon, whom they forced to carry his cross.
As they made their way out, they encountered a Cyrenean named Simon, whom they forced to accompany them so that he might bear his cross.
The English Bible for the Whole World As they made their way out, they encountered a Cyrenean named Simon, whom they forced to accompany them so that he might bear his cross.
Translations in addition to the above.
31 After they had humiliated Him, they stripped Him of His garment and dressed Him in His own clothing.
32 They came upon a man from Cyrene called Simon along the route, and they forced him to carry the cross of Jesus.
References to Other Sources 15:21 (Matthew 15:21) Now, Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, happened to be passing by on his way into town from the country, and the soldiers compelled him to carry the cross of Jesus with them.
19:17 (John 19:17) Then He walked out to the Place of the Skull, which is known in Hebrew as Golgotha, and carried His own cross with Him.
However, the Synagogue of the Freedmen, which included Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and men from the regions of Cilicia and Asia, rose up in opposition to the Synagogue of the Freedmen.
Acts 11:20 is a verse from the Bible that says A few, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, traveled to Antioch and began preaching the gospel of Christ to the Greeks as well, bringing the good news of the Lord Jesus to them as well.
The Scriptures are a treasure trove.
15:35 and 36 are the numbers to remember.
And then take him out into the street and stone him so that he will die.
Matthew 16:24 (KJV) As a result, Jesus told his disciples, “If someone wishes to follow me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Then they urge one Simon a Cyrenian, who was passing by on his way out of the country and was the father of Alexander and Rufus, to take up his cross and follow Jesus.
- Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the areas of Libya around Cyrene, and foreigners from Rome, Jews and proselytes, were among those who came to Rome.
- Then there emerged several members of the synagogue, which is known as the synagogue of the Libertines, Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, as well as those from Cilicia and Asia, who engaged in a heated debate with Stephen.
- (32)They came upon a guy from Cyrene by the name of Simon.
- (Acts 11:20).
- The fact that St.
- Is it not reasonable to infer that he was suspected of being a secret disciple even at the time of his death, and that this contributed to the people seizing on him and making him a co-conspirator in his Master’s humiliation?
– The term refers to compulsory military service in a technical sense (see Note onMatthew 5:41).
Verse 32 is a proverbial slam dunk.
They came upon a guy from Cyrene by the name of Simon.
Cyrene was an area in northern Africa that was under Roman power and had been settled by a significant number of Jews (Josephus, ‘Cont.
No doubt Simon became a disciple of Christ, as evidenced by the fact that St.
His services were most likely sought because they recognized in him some signs of sympathy with Christ and compassion for his sufferings; or they sought him out simply because he was an outsider unlikely to be offended by being assigned to a task that a native-born Hebrew would consider to be of the lowest depravity.
- In the English translation, the word “compelled” comes from the Persian language, and it refers to the mandatory authority that couriers have in requisitioning horses and carriages for the purpose of transporting dispatches (seeMatthew 5:41).
- Despite the fact that it was not as tall as it is commonly depicted, we are told that creatures of prey were able to chew the carcasses that were hung on it.
- Nailings were driven through the hands and feet, with the body resting on a protruding pin of wood known as the seat, which was also supported by nails in the hands and feet.
- Because of decorum, just a little amount of clothes was permitted to be worn over the remainder of the body, and the condemned was left to die in the sweltering sun, bleeding from the terrible scourge, and enduring unimaginable agonies.
- In order to make an inverted V, it is probable that the two were tied together at one end with a rope, which was then knotted in the right position at the site of execution, before being executed.
- The soldiers gladly seized on Simon to relieve the Prison’s suffocating conditions, perhaps out of a momentary sense of pity or more likely out of impatience with the poor Sufferer’s slowness in moving through the rough and hilly streets.
Greek Along the way, there’s 1161 from (de)ConjunctionStrong: They discovered a primary particle, but they also discovered other particles, and so on (heuron) The Aorist Indicative Form of the Verb 3rd Person Pronoun – Active PluralStrong’s 2147:A extended form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all tenses except the present and imperfect to find, which heureo is used for it in all tenses except the present and imperfect to discover.
- a person who is male ἄνθρωπον(anthrōpon) Noun – Accusative Masculine Form of the word SingularStrong’s 444:A man, a member of the human race, according to the dictionary.
- From Kurene, which means Cyrenaean, which means a Cyrenean or a Cyrenean-born person.
- Inferred from ginosko’s assumed derivation; the word is translated as “name.” Simon,Σίμωνα(Simōna) Noun – Accusative Masculine Form of the word Simon is the 4613th member of SingularStrong.
- They compelled (ngareusan) me to do it.
- PluralStrong’s tally of 29: Foreign in origin; properly, to serve as a courier, i.e., to be pressed into public service.
- toἵνα(hina) ConjunctionStrong’s 2443 is: in order that, in order that, in order that In order to accomplish this, it is most likely derived from the same source as the previous part of heautou.
- SingularStrong’s 142: to elevate, hoist up, take away, or remove something from something else.
- This includes all of the inflections of the feminine he as well as the neuter to; the definite article; and the.
- The reflexive pronoun self, which is used in the third person as well as the other persons, is derived from the particle au.
Biblia Matthew 27:32 et cetera Paralela Chinese translation of Matthew 27:32 French translation of Matthew 27:32 in the Bible Matthew 27:32, according to the Catholic Bible Gospels of the New Testament: Matthew 27:32 (KJV) When they came out, they discovered (Matt. Mat Mt)
Bible Verses About Cross – 28 passages
And he who does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of my love and respect.
Then Jesus addressed his followers, saying, “If anyone wishes to follow me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
And when they came out, they discovered a man from Cyrene, whose name was Simon, whom they made to wear the cross.
“Thou that demolishest the temple and rebuildest it in three days, preserve thyself,” they said. Bring the cross down from which you are hanging if you are indeed the Son of God.
He was able to save others, but he was unable to save himself. If he truly is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the crucifixion, and we will accept him as our Messiah.
Afterwards, after gathering his followers together with his own disciples, he said to them: “Whoever wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
Then Jesus, seeing him, loved him and said to him, “There is one thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, take up thy cross, and follow me.” Then he went his way, sold everything he had, and gave to the poor, and he shalt have treasure in heaven.
And they force a Cyrenian named Simon, who was passing by on his way out of the nation and who happens to be the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bore his cross.
Come down from the cross, and save thyself from death.
Allow Christ, the King of Israel, to descend from the cross at this time, so that we may witness and believe. And he was hated by others who were crucified with him.
In response, he replied to everyone, “If anybody wants to follow me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
And whomever does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy to be called a disciple of mine.
And as they dragged him away, they took hold of one Simon, a Cyrenian who had just come out of the country, and they set the cross on his shoulders so that he may bear it after Jesus.
And he went forth, bearing his cross, unto a place designated of a skull, which is known in Hebrew as Golgotha:
Pilate then inscribed a title on the cross and nailed it to the wall. Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews, was written on the wall above him.
Now there stood beside the cross of Jesus his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary theof Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene, all of whom had come to pay their respects.
Because it was the preparation for the sabbath day, and because it was a holy day, the Jews petitioned Pilate to have their legs broken and their corpses removed from the crucifixion. Pilate granted their request, and the bodies were removed from the cross.
Because Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the gospel: not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ be rendered ineffective.
In other words, the teaching of the cross is foolishness to those who will perish, but it is the power of God to those who will be saved.
And I, brothers and sisters, if I continue to teach circumcision, why do I continue to face persecution?
When this occurs, the cross’s offense is no longer committed.
As many as seek to put up a good show in the body compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted for the sake of the gospel of Christ.
But God forbid that I should take pride in anything other than the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me and I have been crucified to the world.
And in order for him to reconcile both of them to God in one body through the cross, having slaughtered the enmity in the process:
As a result of being discovered in his rightful place as a man, he humbled himself and became submissive unto death, even death on the cross.
(The adversaries of the cross of Christ, of whom I have spoken to you many times and whom I now speak to you even in tears, are as follows:
After making peace via the blood of his cross, he will use it to bring about the reconciliation of all things unto himself; this will include everything on earth as well as everything in heaven.
In blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that were against us, that were in opposition to us, and removing it from the road by nailing it to his death, Jesus demonstrated his love for us.
We are looking to Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the humiliation, and has been seated at God’s right side on the throne of grace.
Simon of Cyrene: The Man Who Carried Jesus’ Cross
Recently, I was roaming about the Santa Barbara Mission — the historical Spanish edifice constructed in the 18th century by Franciscan missionaries and Native Americans — when I had a flashback to a time when I was in high school. Several miniature oil paintings depicting the Stations of the Cross, which are a step-by-step ancient recounting of the crucifixion narrative, may be seen in the old church there. All fourteen stations, which are arranged in a semi-circle around the exterior of the sanctuary, are painted to portray the story of the “Passion.” As with most of my visits to historic Catholic structures, the sensory religious experiences of my childhood came flooding back to me: countless masses, liturgies, and plays throughout the many Lenten seasons all filled my mind in the first station, the second station, and so on.
- I was transported back to my childhood.
- Later, after adopting my Bible-reading Protestantism, I really went back and studied the parts of Scripture that were the inspiration for the fifth station.
- As they walked out the door, they came upon a Cyrenean guy named Simon.
- — Matthew 27:32 (NASB) Also, they forced a bystander, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country and who happened to be the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross for him.
- — Luke 23:26 (New International Version) We learn something new about Simon of Cyrene from each of the Scriptures, and we learn something even more essential about our own lives with Jesus as a result of each of these accounts.
- The thing Simon was carrying is explicitly stated in Matthew and Mark: “hiscross.” Despite the fact that this guy, Jesus, whom all of the gospel writers plainly understood to be God incarnate, requires aid at a time of pain, it is a profound statement.
- Why, therefore, does he require the support of what appears to be an arbitrary individual?
This is a characteristic that God does not require, and it is also not an attribute that anybody has ever demanded of him.
According to our reasoning, God’s almighty muscles should be flexed during his periods of misery and suffering.
Interestingly, this withholding is inherent in the character of Jesus, who, “though he existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of being born in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:6–7; cf.
Surprisingly, Jesus let a man he made to assist him in carrying the cross.
What type of God would enlist the assistance of his own creation?
Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country and was the father of Alexander and Rufus, is introduced to us in the gospel of Mark, which provides us with the most detailed description of who he is (Mark 15:21).
At the time of the distribution of Mark’s gospel (about 65 AD), Simon of Cyrene — and, much more likely, his children, who are also mentioned — may have been located in order to confirm the events described in the gospel.
“, “Did Jesus truly claim to be who he claimed to be?” Mark is convinced that they will respond positively.
Many academics believe that the “Rufus” who is mentioned and commended by St.
However, it is also significant that Simon is mentioned here since, strangely enough, there aren’t that many names in the Bible.
How many “passerbyers” are there in the New Testament who aren’t mentioned?
In the centuries afterward, billions upon billions of human people have lived and died, and we are all familiar with Simon for what he accomplished on Good Friday.
Finally, it is crucial that Simon was the one who carried the cross “behind Jesus,” as Luke describes it in his version.
In the days leading up to his arrest and betrayal, Jesus told those who want to follow him, “If anybody wishes to follow me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23).
We are the ones who shoulder the cross that Jesus has provided for us.
The reason for this, according to St.
Simon of Cyrene, bearing the cross and following behind Jesus, exemplifies what it means to be a disciple.
He has left and is traveling to a location that we are unable to reach.
Nonetheless, we follow in his footsteps, carrying the cross in our hands. Therefore, Christians today join in with the hymn based on the words of the martyr Sadhu Sundar Singh: “The cross stands in front of me, the world behind me.” “There is no turning back, there is no turning back.”
Bible, King James Version
As a result, Pilate seized Jesus and scourged him to death. Upon his head, the soldiers placed a crown of thorns, which they draped with a purple robe, and they greeted him with, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They smacked him in the face with their hands. Then Pilate went out again and said to the crowd, “Behold, I brought him before you so that you could be certain that I find no fault in him.” Then Jesus emerged from the tomb, adorned with a crown of thorns and a purple garment. And Pilate says to them, “Look, here’s the man!” When the top priests and officers saw him, they screamed, “Crucify him, crucify him,” and the crowd gathered around them.
The Jews responded by saying, “We have a law, and according to our law, he should be put to death since he has declared himself to be the Son of God.” When Pilate heard this, he became even more alarmed, and he returned to the judgment hall, where he confronted Jesus, saying, “From whence art thou?” Jesus, on the other hand, did not respond.
Jesus said, “Thou couldst have no power over me unless it were granted thee from on high; therefore, he who gave me to thee has committed the greater sin.” Pilate wanted to free him from that point on, but the Jews screamed out, saying: “If thou lettest this guy go, thou art not Caesar’s friend; because whomever declareth himself king speaks against Caesar.” When Pilate learned of this, he summoned Jesus and seated him in the judgment seat, which was located in a location known as the Pavement in English but Gabbatha in Hebrew.
When Jesus arrives, it is around the sixth hour, and the preparations for the Passover are underway: he addresses the Jews, saying, “Behold your King!” The crowd, however, chanted, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him.” Pilate then asks them, “Do you want me to crucify your King?” The top priest said, “We do not have a monarch other than Caesar.” As a result, he handed him over to the authorities to be crucified.
- And they seized Jesus and brought him away from the scene.
- Pilate then inscribed a title on the cross and nailed it to it.
- This title was read by many Jews at the time because the location of Jesus’ crucifixion was close to the city; it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, among other languages.
- In response, Pilate stated, “I have written what I have written.” After they had crucified Jesus, the soldiers seized his clothing and divided them into four parts, assigning one half to each soldier.
- In order to fulfill the prophecy, they decided not to divide their raiment but to cast lots for it to choose who would receive it.
- As a result, the soldiers carried out these actions.
- When Jesus sees his mother and the disciple who is standing nearby, whom he loves, he says to his mother, Woman, see!
- Then he turns to face the disciple and says, “Behold thy mother!” The disciple then took her to his own house from that point on.
- When Jesus had so taken the vinegar, he declared, “It is completed,” and he bent his head and surrendered his spirit to the Father.
- Pilate granted their request, and the bodies were removed from the cross on the sabbath day.
- However, when they arrived at Jesus’ location and saw that he had already died, they did not break his legs; instead, one of the soldiers stabbed his side with a spear, and blood and water gushed forth.
For these things were done in order for the prophecy to be fulfilled, which states that “not a bone of his shall be broken.” Then there’s another verse that says, “They will look on him whom they wounded.” And after this, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a follower of Jesus but who kept his discipleship a secret out of dread of the Jews, petitioned Pilate for permission to remove the corpse of Jesus, which Pilate granted.
As a result, Satan arrived and took the corpse of Jesus with him.
Then they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the spices, as was the Jewish custom for burying a body.
Now, in the location where he was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden, there was a new sepulchre, in which no man had ever been put before. For this reason, they put Jesus in the tomb since it was the Jewish preparation day, and because the sepulchre was close at hand.
- That Christ, in his own body on the cross, bore our sins in order that we, having died to sins, may live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. We certainly felt that he had endured our sorrows and bore our griefs
- However, we considered him to be afflicted, smitten by God, and afflicted. With our gaze fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has been seated at the right side of the throne of God, Afterwards, the angel spoke to the ladies, saying, “Fear not, for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified.” He is not present because, as he stated, he has risen from the dead. Come and see the location where the Lord was buried
- For the message of the cross is folly to those who will perish, but it is the power of God to those who will be saved
- Therefore, The fact that I am crucified with Christ does not mean that I have died
- It does not mean that Christ has died in me
- Rather, it means that the life I now live in the flesh is based on trust in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself up for my sins. Who, although appearing in the guise of God, did not consider it theft to be on an equal footing with God: but disguised himself as a person of little renown, and assumed the body of a servant, and was created in the image of men: And, having been discovered in his rightful place as a man, he humbled himself and became submissive unto death, even death on the cross
- Also, he who refuses to pick up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. As you can see, we are on our way to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes, and they will sentence him to death. And they will hand him over to the Gentiles to humiliate, torture, and crucify him
- And on the third day, he will rise from the dead. He is not here, but has risen from the dead
- Remember what he said to you while you were still in Galilee, saying, “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again
- ” and “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again
- ” Be not alarmed, says he to them. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen
- He is not here
- Look at the place where they placed him
- He is not here. Because, if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we will likewise be planted together in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, and understanding that our old man was crucified with him in order that the body of sin may be destroyed and that we would no longer serve sin
- When they were finished, Jesus told them: If any man want to follow me, let him deny himself on a daily basis and take up his cross in order to do so
- In fact, I made up my mind not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified
- For behold, he comes with clouds, and every eye will see him, as well as those who pierced him
- And all peoples of the world will weep because of him. Nevertheless, Amen. In the same breath, after having summoned the people to him, as well as his disciples, he said to them, “Whoever wishes to follow me must deny himself as well as take up his cross as well as follow me
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For the one who endures temptation will get the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love him after he passes through the fiery furnace. Accept Cookies are used on this website.