Matthew 27:32

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 27:32

And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to beare his Crosse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

And as they went forth they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; him they compelled to go [with them] that he might bear his cross.
- Darby Bible

And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they constrained to bear his cross.
- Webster's Bible

Going out they met a Cyrenaean named Simon; whom they compelled to carry His cross,
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

And as thei yeden out, thei founden a man of Cirenen comynge fro the toun, Symont bi name; thei constreyneden hym to take his cross.
- Wycliffe Bible

And coming forth, they found a man, a Cyrenian, by name Simon: him they impressed that he might bear his cross;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 27:32

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:32


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


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:32


Mt 27:32 As they came out. Of the city. Jesus was crucified "without the gate" (Heb 13:12). A company of soldiers, led by a centurion, had charge. A man of Cyrene. Simon by name, the father of two well-known Christians (Mr 15:21). Cyrene was in North Africa, and was the house of many Jews. To bear his cross. At first Jesus bore his own cross, but exhausted by scourging, sank under the weight (Joh 19:17). Luke seems to show that Simon only bore the "after" part of the cross, the lighter end, which had been dragging on the ground (Lu 23:26).

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