As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in
from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and
wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do
not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will
come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never
bore and the breasts that never nursed!' Then "'they will say to the mountains,
"Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!"' For if men do these things when the
tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"