On their way out, they came across a man from Cyrene, Simon by name, and enlisted him to carry Jesus’ cross. When they had reached a place called Golgotha, that is, the place of the skull, they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall, which He tasted but refused to drink. When they had finished crucifying Him, they shared out His clothing by casting lots, and then sat down and stayed there keeping guard over Him.
Above his head was placed the charge against Him; it read ‘This is Jesus. The King of the Jews.’ At the same time two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.