Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

And rufus

Bible References

They compel

Matthew 27:32
As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
Luke 23:26
When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.

A cyrenian

Acts 2:10
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
Acts 6:9
But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
Acts 11:20
But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
Acts 13:1
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.

And rufus

Romans 16:13
Greet Rufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine.

To bear

Luke 14:27
Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
John 15:18
If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.