Jesus Is Mocked
27 aThen the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into bthe 1Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman 2ccohort around Him.
28 They stripped Him and aput a scarlet robe on Him.
29 aAnd after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a 1reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “bHail, King of the Jews!”
30 aThey spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.
31 aAfter they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
32 aAs they were coming out, they found a man of bCyrene named Simon, 1whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
33 aAnd when they came to a place called bGolgotha, which means Place of a Skull,
34 athey gave Him bwine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink.
35 And when they had crucified Him, athey divided up His garments among themselves by casting 1lots.
36 And sitting down, they began to akeep watch over Him there.