Matthew 27:30
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New International Version
They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.

New Living Translation
And they spit on him and grabbed the stick and struck him on the head with it.

English Standard Version
And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.

Berean Study Bible
And they spat on Him, and took the staff and struck Him on the head repeatedly.

Berean Literal Bible
And having spit upon Him, they took the reed and kept striking Him on His head.

New American Standard Bible
They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.

King James Bible
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they spit on Him, took the reed, and kept hitting Him on the head.

International Standard Version
Then they spit on him and took the stick and hit him repeatedly on his head.

NET Bible
They spat on him and took the staff and struck him repeatedly on the head.

New Heart English Bible
They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they spat in his face and they took the reed and they were hitting him on his head.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After they had spit on him, they took the stick and kept hitting him on the head with it.

New American Standard 1977
And they spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they spit upon him and took the reed and smote him on the head.

King James 2000 Bible
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and struck him on the head.

American King James Version
And they spit on him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

American Standard Version
And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And spitting upon him, they took the reed, and struck his head.

Darby Bible Translation
And having spit upon him, they took the reed and beat [him] on his head.

English Revised Version
And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and struck him on the head.

Weymouth New Testament
Then they spat upon Him, and taking the cane they repeatedly struck Him on the head with it.

World English Bible
They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.

Young's Literal Translation
And having spit on him, they took the reed, and were smiting on his head;
Study Bible
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
29And they twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head. They put a staff in His right hand and knelt down before Him to mock Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30And they spat on Him, and took the staff and struck Him on the head repeatedly. 31After they had mocked Him, they removed the robe and put His own clothes back on Him. Then they led Him away to crucify Him.…
Cross References
Isaiah 50:6
I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.

Matthew 26:67
Then they spat in His face and struck Him. Others slapped Him,

Mark 10:34
who will mock Him and spit on Him and flog Him and kill Him. And after three days He will rise again."

Mark 14:65
Then some of them began to spit on Him. They blindfolded Him, struck Him with their fists, and said to Him, "Prophesy!" And the officers received Him with slaps in His face.

Mark 15:19
They kept striking His head with a staff and spitting on Him. And they knelt down and bowed before Him.
Treasury of Scripture

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(30) They spit upon him.--See Note on Matthew 26:67.

Verse 30. - They spit upon him. Repeating the atrocious outrage already offered (Matthew 26:67). Smote him (ἔτυπτον, imperf., kept smiting him) on the head. They tore the mock sceptre from his trembling hands, and one after the other, as they passed, struck him with it on the head, at every blow driving the thorns deeper into his flesh. Here must be introduced some other attempts of Pilate to save him, narrated by St. John (John 19:4-16), especially the episode of "Ecce Homo!" And they spit upon him,.... The Syriac and Persic versions add, "upon his face", which he did not hide from spitting; see Isaiah 1:6, and so what with sweat, by being hurried from place to place, and with blood trickling down from his temples, scratched with thorns, and with the spittle of these filthy soldiers, his visage was more marred than any man's, and his form than the sons of men, Isaiah 52:14.

And took the reed, or "cane", which was put into his right hand,

and smote him on the head; whereby they drove the sharp points of the thorns into it, which must give him inexpressible pain and torture. 27:26-30 Crucifixion was a death used only among the Romans; it was very terrible and miserable. A cross was laid on the ground, to which the hands and feet were nailed, it was then lifted up and fixed upright, so that the weight of the body hung on the nails, till the sufferer died in agony. Christ thus answered the type of the brazen serpent raised on a pole. Christ underwent all the misery and shame here related, that he might purchase for us everlasting life, and joy, and glory.
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