Simon Carries the Cross

Timed as the next hour.

Matthew (P) Mark (P) Luke (P)

32As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. Matthew 27:32 NIV

32And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. Matthew 27:32 KJV

21A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. Mark 15:21 NIV

21And 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 15:21 KJV

26As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 28Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. Luke 23:26-28 NIV

26And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

27ΒΆAnd there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 28But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. Luke 23:26-28 KJV

Day/Year Passion Replay

President Obama arrived in Copenhagen and gave a poorly received speech on his support for global warming. He offered nothing more that Hillary had done a day before, with $100bn over 10 years. He also pressed China for verifiable cuts, which caused the Chinese to send low level delegates to the meeting. In a more positive note, Gordon brown attempted to carry the meeting.