Jesus Is Nailed to a Cross
On their way out of the city, they met a man from Cyrene. His name was Simon. They forced him to carry the cross.
They came to a place called Golgotha. The word Golgotha means The Place of the Skull.
There they mixed wine with bitter spices and gave it to Jesus to drink. After tasting it, he refused to drink it.
When they had nailed him to the cross, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
They sat down and kept watch over him there.
Those who passed by shouted at Jesus and made fun of him. They shook their heads and said, “So you are going to destroy the temple and build it again in three days? Then save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”
In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders made fun of him.“He saved others,” they said. “But he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross! Then we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him. He’s the one who said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”
From noon until three o’clock, the whole land was covered with darkness. About three o’clock, Jesus cried out in a loud voice. He said, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” This means “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?” (Psalm 22:1)
Some of those standing there heard Jesus cry out. They said, “He’s calling for Elijah.”
Right away one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar and put it on a stick. He offered it to Jesus to drink. 49The rest said, “Leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”
After Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, he died.