32 As they were going
out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to
carry the cross.
33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The
Place of the Skull).
34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed
with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
35 When they had
crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
sitting down, they kept watch over him there.
37 Above his head they
placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE
38Two robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on
39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their
40 and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and build
it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are
the Son of God!"
41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the
elders mocked him.
42"He saved others," they said, "but he can't save
himself! He's 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 wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.' "