New American Standard Bible
They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.
King James Bible
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
Darby Bible Translation
And having spit upon him, they took the reed and beat him on his head.
World English Bible
They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.
Young's Literal Translation
And having spit on him, they took the reed, and were smiting on his head;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And they spit upon him - This was a token of the deepest contempt and insult.
See the notes at Matthew 26:67.
And took the reed - The cane, probably so large as to inflict a heavy blow.
And smote him on the head - Not merely to injure him by the force of the blow, but to press the "thorns" into his head, and thus to add cruelty to insult.
LibraryThe Sentence which Condemned the Judges
And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying, Art Thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 12. And when He was accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. 13. Then said Pilate unto Him, Hearest Thou not how many things they witness against Thee? 14. And He answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 15. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Taunts Turning to Testimonies
Remorse and Suicide of Judas.
I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.
Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him,
"They will mock Him and spit on Him, and scourge Him and kill Him, and three days later He will rise again."
Some began to spit at Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, "Prophesy!" And the officers received Him with slaps in the face.
They kept beating His head with a reed, and spitting on Him, and kneeling and bowing before Him.
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