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

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

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).

Discussion for Matthew 27:32

  • Rev. Autrey for verse 32
    Matthew 27, verses 32 and 33 read, '32 Along the way, they came across a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus cross. 33 And they went out to a place called Golgotha which means 'Place of the Skull ' . These verses will have no meaning if we do not understand that it was God himself who went to that cross. It was not a substitute. It was not someone else, or a second God, or a little God, or an emanation of God. Many people say it was, but they are wrong. Only God can forgive sin, so only God has the right to die in our place to remove our sins. Consider this. Hebrews 1 reads, 'But to his Son he says, YOUR THRONE O GOD ENDURES FOREVER AND EVER. Notice that the Son Jesus is called God. Then in verse 9 God says to the Son, YOU LOVE WHAT IS RIGHT AND HATE WHAT IS WRONG. THEREFORE, GOD HAS ANOINTED YOU. This is translated, HAS MADE YOU CHRIST. This proves that the Christ is God. Speaking of the Son, verse 11 says, 'LORD, IN THE BEGINNING YOU LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH. Who else but God can be said to be our creator. What more proof do we need? Those who still do not believe are just not thinking right. They have set their minds against Christ, and just do not want to admit who he is. But in order for us to be saved we must confess that JESUS IS LORD OR GOD. Please let us make that confession! God bless you!
  • Matthew 27:32 Shows that Jesus did not carry the cross at all.

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