Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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
And, as they were going forth, they found a man of Cyrene, by name, Simon, - the same, they impressed to bear his cross.
Luke 23:26
And, as they led him away, they laid hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the country, - they laid on him the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

A cyrenian

Acts 2:10
Phrygia also and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of the Libya that is towards Cyrene, and the sojourning Romans, - both Jews and proselytes,
Acts 6:9
But there rose up certain of those out of the synagogue which is called the synagogue of them of Libertium and Cyrene and Alexandria, and certain of them from Cilicia and Asia, - disputing with Stephen;
Acts 11:20
And there were some from among them, Cyprians and Cyrenians, who, indeed, coming unto Antioch, began speaking, even unto the Grecian Jews, announcing the glad tidings as to the Lord Jesus;
Acts 13:1
Now there were in Antioch, distributed through the existing assembly, - prophets and teachers: both Barnabas and Symeon who was called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen also, Herod the tetrarch's foster-brother, and Saul.

And rufus

Romans 16:13
Salute Rufus, the chosen in the Lord; also his and my mother.

To bear

Luke 14:27
Whoever beareth not his own cross, and cometh after me, cannot be my disciple.
John 15:18
If, the world, is hating, you, ye are getting to know that, me, before you, it hath hated.