New International Version
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads
King James Bible
And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
Darby Bible Translation
But the passers-by reviled him, shaking their heads
World English Bible
Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,
Young's Literal Translation
and those passing by were speaking evil of him, wagging their heads,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wagging their heads - In token of contempt.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
2 Kings 19:21
This is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: "'Virgin Daughter Zion despises you and mocks you. Daughter Jerusalem tosses her head as you flee.
I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could make fine speeches against you and shake my head at you.
All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.
All who pass your way clap their hands at you; they scoff and shake their heads at Daughter Jerusalem: "Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?"
Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,
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