1. Suffering the Persecution of Men
26 And as they led Him away, they laid hold of 1aSimon, a certain Cyrenian, coming from the country, and they placed the cross upon him to carry it behind Jesus.
27 And a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him followed Him.
28 But Jesus turned to them and said, 1aDaughters of bJerusalem, do not weep over Me, but weep over yourselves and over your children.
29 For behold, the adays are coming in which they will say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs which have not borne, and the breasts which have not bnourished.
30 Then they will begin to say to the amountains, Fall on us! and to the hills, Cover us!
31 For if they do these things with the 1tree full of sap, what will happen with the one that is adry?
32 And atwo others also, who were criminals, were led with Him to be executed.
33 And when they came to the place called The 1aSkull, there they bcrucified Him and the ccriminals, one on the right and one on the left.
34 And Jesus said, Father, aforgive them, for they do bnot know what they are doing. And dividing His garments, they cast clots.
35 And the people stood by, alooking on. And the brulers also csneered, saying, He dsaved others; let Him save eHimself if this is the fChrist of God, the gChosen One!
36 And the soldiers also amocked Him, coming to Him and offering Him 1bvinegar,
37 And saying, If You are the aKing of the Jews, save Yourself!
38 And there was also an inscription over 1Him: This Is The aKing Of The JEWS.
39 And one of the criminals who were hanged there ablasphemed Him, saying, Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!
40 But the other, answering, rebuked him and said, Do you not even fear God, since you are in the same 1judgment?
41 And we justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for what we did, but this Man has done nothing 1amiss.
42 1And he said, Jesus, remember me when You acome into Your kingdom.
43 And He said to him, 1Truly I say to you, Today you shall be with Me in 2Paradise.
2. Suffering the Judgment of God for Sinners
to Accomplish a Vicarious Death for Them
44 And it was now about the 1asixth hour, and bdarkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45 1The sun's light failing; and the 2aveil of the temple was split down the middle.
46 And crying with a aloud voice, Jesus said, Father, into Your hands 1I bcommit My spirit. And saying this, He expired.
47 Now when the acenturion saw what had happened, he bglorified God, saying, Certainly this man was crighteous.
48 And all the crowds who came together at this spectacle, when they beheld the things that happened, returned, beating their abreasts.
49 And all those who aknew Him, and the bwomen who accompanied Him from Galilee, stood at a cdistance, observing these things.