Mark 15:21
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English Standard Version
And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.

King James Bible
And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

American Standard Version
And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them , that he might bear his cross.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and of Rufus, to take up his cross.

English Revised Version
And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear his cross.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they constrain one Simon, a Cyrenian, who was passing by, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

Weymouth New Testament
One Simon, a Cyrenaean, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing along, coming from the country: him they compelled to carry His cross.

Mark 15:21 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Compel

Better impress, as Rev. See on in margin. Matthew 5:41. Note the accuracy in designating Simon.

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they compel.

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

Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold on one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross...

a Cyrenian.

Acts 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

Acts 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians...

Acts 11:20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spoke to the Grecians, preaching the LORD Jesus.

Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger...

and Rufus.

Romans 16:13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

to bear.

Luke 14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

John 15:18-20 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you...

Cross References
Matthew 27:32
As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross.

Mark 15:20
And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.

Luke 23:26
And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.

John 19:17
and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.

Romans 16:13
Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well.

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