Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Mark 15:21 in English Standard Version "And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross." Mt 27:32 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross. Lu 23:26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. Joh 19:17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.