1 And they took Joshua, and led him away. He bearing his cross went forth into a
place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
2 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming
out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed
and lamented him.
Joshua turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem,
weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children
5 For, behold, the days are
coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that
never bare, and the paps which never gave suck
6 Then shall they begin to
say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us
7 For if they do these
things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
[ for they had laid on themselves curse of the cross ]
8 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha.
they gave him to drink wine (vinegar) mingled with myrrh (gall): and when he had
tasted thereof, he would not drink.
10 And there were also
two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JOSHUA OF
NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
12 This title then read many
of the Jews: for the place where Joshua was crucified was nigh to the city: and
it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
13 Then said
the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but
that he said, I am King of the Jews.
14 Pilate answered, What I have written I