New International Version
They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
King James Bible
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
Darby Bible Translation
And having spit upon him, they took the reed and beat [him] on his head.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And they spit upon him - "Let us pay our adoration," says the same pious writer, "and humble ourselves in silence at the sight of a spectacle which faith alone renders credible, and which our senses would hardly endure. Jesus Christ, in this condition, preaches to the kings of the earth this truth - that their scepters are but reeds, with which themselves shall be smitten, bruised, and crushed at his tribunal, if they do not use them here to the advancement of his kingdom."
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LibraryThe 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
Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him
who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise."
Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, "Prophesy!" And the guards took him and beat him.
Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him.
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