Matthew 27:28
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New International Version
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,

King James Bible
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

Darby Bible Translation
and having taken off his garment, put on him a scarlet cloak;

World English Bible
They stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on him.

Young's Literal Translation
and having unclothed him, they put around him a crimson cloak,

Matthew 27:28 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Stripped him - Took off his mantle, or upper garment.

A scarlet robe - Or, according to Mark and John, a purple robe, such as emperors and kings wore.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Mark 15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

Luke 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nothing, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

John 19:2-5 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe...

a scarlet robe. Mark calls it a purple robe; but by [porphura] is denoted whatever is of a dazzling red; and the words [kokkinos,] scarlet, and [porphura,] purple, are not infrequently interchanged.

The Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Crucifixion
'And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34. They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. 35. And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots. 36. And sitting down they watched Him there; 37. And set up over His head His accusation written, THIS
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Eloi.
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"--ST MATTHEW xxvii. 46. I do not know that I should dare to approach this, of all utterances into which human breath has ever been moulded, most awful in import, did I not feel that, containing both germ and blossom of the final devotion, it contains therefore the deepest practical lesson the human heart has to learn. The Lord, the Revealer, hides nothing that can be revealed, and will not warn away the foot that treads in naked humility even upon the
George MacDonald—Unspoken Sermons

Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
(Jerusalem. Friday After Dawn.) ^A Matt. XXVII. 1, 2; ^B Mark XV. 1; ^C Luke XXII. 66-23:1; ^D John XVIII. 28. ^a 1 Now when morning was come, ^c 66 And as soon as it was day, ^b straightway ^c the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away into their council, ^a all the chief priests and { ^b with} the elders ^a of the people ^b and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and ^a took counsel against Jesus to put
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Mark 15:17
They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.

Luke 23:11
Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.

John 19:2
The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe

Revelation 17:3
Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns.

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