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Verses of Mark 15

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Mark 15:21 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

21. Simon a Cyrenian Cyrene was a distinguished city in northern Africa, in which, though consisting mostly of Greeks, a Jewish colony was located. Having much intercourse with Jerusalem, they maintained a regular synagogue at that city. Simon appears at this time to have been a resident, at any rate temporarily, either of Jerusalem or its adjacent country, inasmuch as it is from the country he is coming when he is so sadly met by the procession of our Lord’s executioners. Very probably he was known to be a favourer of Jesus, and for that reason was pressed into this cruel service. This probability is corroborated by the facts which we learn from the Acts of the Apostles, that a number of the early converts to Christianity were members of the Cyrenian synagogue. (Compare Act 2:10; Act 6:9; Act 11:19-20.) Mark says that he was father of Alexander and Rufus, names which appear to be favourably familiar to his Christian readers. Impressive to their hearts must have been the thought that their own father had borne the Saviour’s cross. If the tradition be true, that Mark wrote his Gospel at Rome, it is highly probable that the Rufus mentioned in Rom 16:13 was one of the sons here named. Bear his cross Probably the Saviour had fainted under the burden of the cross, and Simon was made to bear it entirely in his room or to share a part of its weight. Indeed, when we consider how large and heavy the beam of a cross must be to support at a height the body of a man, it seems impossible that the entire cross could have here been borne. Some have thought, with apparent truth, that it was but the cross-beam that was carried through the streets, as the indication and the token of shame.

Verses of Mark 15

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Mark 15:21 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Mark 15:21 - The Greek Testament

Mark 15:21 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Mark 15:21 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 15:21 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Mark 15:21 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Mark 15:21 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Mark 15:21 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 15:21 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 15:21 - Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson

Mark 15:21 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Mark 15:21 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 15:21 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Mark 15:21 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 15:21 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 15:21 - Geneva Bible Notes

Mark 15:21 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 15:21 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Mark 15:21 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Mark 15:21 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 15:21 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 15:21 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 15:21 - The Gospel According to St. Mark: A Devotional Commentary

Mark 15:21 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Mark 15:21 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Mark 15:21 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Mark 15:21 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Mark 15:21 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 15:21 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Mark 15:21 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 15:21 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 15:21 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 15:21 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Mark 15:21 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 15:21 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 15:21 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Mark 15:21 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 15:21 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 15:21 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments