Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace, within the court, and gathered to Him the whole band. And they stripped Him and clothed Him with purple and put on Him a scarlet robe. And having platted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they began to salute Him, and kneeling down before Him, they mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they spat upon Him, and took the reed and smote Him on His head, and bowing their knees did homage to Him. And when they had mocked Him, they took off from Him the robe and the purple and put on Him His own garments, and led Him forth to crucify Him.
Jesus, therefore, went forth bearing the cross for Himself. Now as they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, the father of Alexander and Rufus, coming from a field: him they compelled to go and carry Jesus' cross; and they laid the cross on him to bear it after Jesus.
Now there followed Him a great multitude of the people, and of women who were bewailing and lamenting Him. But Jesus turning to them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming, in which they will say, 'Happy are the barren, and the wombs that did not bear, and the breasts that gave not suck." Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us'; and to the hills, 'Cover us." For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?"
Now there were also led with Him two others, malefactors, to be put to death. And they bring Him to the place which is called in Hebrew, "Golgotha"; which is, being interepreted, "Place of a skull"; there they crucified Him.