Jesus carried his own cross out of the city to the place called “The Skull,” which in Aramaic is Golgotha. And there they nailed him to the cross. He was crucified, along with two others, one on each side with Jesus in the middle.
Pilate had them post a sign over the cross, which was written in three languages—
Aramaic, Latin, and Greek. Many of the people of Jerusalem read the
sign, for he was crucified near the city. The sign stated: “Jesus of Nazareth, the
King of the Jews.”
But the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “You must change the sign!
Don’t let it say, ‘King of the Jews,’ but rather—‘he claimed to be the King of the
Jews!’” Pilate responded, “What I have written will remain!”
Now when the soldiers crucified Jesus, they divided up his clothes into
four shares, one for each of them. But his tunic was seamless, woven from the
top to the bottom as a single garment. So the soldiers said to each other,
“Don’t tear it—let’s throw dice to see who gets it!”
The soldiers did all of this not knowing they fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among them and gambled for my garment.”
Mary, Jesus’ mother, was standing next to his cross, along with Mary’s sister,
Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. So when Jesus looked down
and saw the disciple he loved standing with her, he said, “Mother, look—John
will be a son to you.” Then he said, “John, look—she will be a mother to you!”
From that day on, John accepted Mary into his home as one of his own family.