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Matthew 27:32

    Matthew 27:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to go with them , that he might bear his cross.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And while they were coming out, they saw a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, and they made him go with them, so that he might take up his cross.

    Webster's Revision

    And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to go with them , that he might bear his cross.

    World English Bible

    As they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, and they compelled him to go with them, that he might carry his cross.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to go with them, that he might bear his cross.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:32

    A man of Cyrene - him they compelled to bear his cross - In John, John 19:16, John 19:17, we are told Christ himself bore the cross, and this, it is likely, he did for a part of the way; but, being exhausted with the scourging and other cruel usage which he had received, he was found incapable of bearing it alone; therefore they obliged Simon, not, I think, to bear it entirely, but to assist Christ, by bearing a part of it. It was a constant practice among the Romans, to oblige criminal to bear their cross to the place of execution: insomuch that Plutarch makes use of it as an illustration of the misery of vice. "Every kind of wickedness produces its own particular torment, just as every malefactor, when he is brought forth to execution, carries his own cross." See Lardner's Credib. vol. i. p. 160.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 27:32

    27:32 Him they compelled to bear his cross - He bore it himself, till he sunk under it, John 19:17.