New International Version
And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
King James Bible
And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
Darby Bible Translation
And having crucified him, they part his clothes amongst [themselves], casting lots on them, what each one should take.
World English Bible
Crucifying him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots on them, what each should take.
Young's Literal Translation
And having crucified him, they were dividing his garments, casting a lot upon them, what each may take;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A Cyrenian - One of Cyrene, a celebrated city in the Pentapolis of Libya.
The father of Alexander and Rufus - It appears that these two persons were well known among the first disciples of our Lord. It is not unlikely that this is the same Alexander who is mentioned, Acts 19:33, and that the other is the Rufus spoken of by St. Paul, Romans 16:13.
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'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.'--Mark xv. 21. How little these soldiers knew that they were making this man immortal! What a strange fate that is which has befallen chose persons in the Gospel narrative, who for an instant came into contact with Jesus Christ. Like ships passing athwart the white ghostlike splendour of moonlight on the sea, they gleam silvery pure for a moment as they cross its …
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The Dying Saviour Our Example.
They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.
When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
"Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it." This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said, "They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment." So this is what the soldiers did.
This man was handed over to you by God's deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
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