Matthew 27 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Final Hours: Trial, Execution and Burial – #6 Matthew 27:27-31 – Jesus Afflicted by Troops
|| Mark 15:16-20; John 19:2-16
MT27:27 It was then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the praetorium along with a whole company of troops. MT27:28 After stripping him of his garments they covered him with a scarlet robe. MT27:29 Having braided a crown of thorns they forced it upon his head. In his right hand they placed a reed and then they knelt in front of him and made sport of him, saying, “Greetings, King of the Jews!” MT27:30 They spit upon Jesus and taking the reed from his hand they beat him about his head. MT27:31 After they made sport of him they took the robe off Jesus and put on his outer garments. Then they led Jesus off to be executed.
 Praetorium: Or, KJV: common hall; RHM: judgment-hall; NEB: the governor’s headquarters; WMS: barracks.
 Made sport: KJV: mocked; NW: made fun.
 To be executed: The Greek is STAUROSAI or “to put on a stake (cross).”