Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
They *pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross.
So he then
handed Him over to them to be crucified.
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
And these they brought before the apostles; and after
praying, they laid their hands on them.
Now there were at
Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.