"And he went up from thence unto Beth-el; and as he was going up by the way, there came forth young lads out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou baldhead; go up, thou baldhead. And he looked behind him and saw them, and cursed them in the name of Jehovah. And there came forth two she-bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two lads of them." 2 Kings 2:23-24 ASV
<p>Illustration of Elisha, right hand raised, cursing several young boys who are mocking him and calling him "Baldhead!". The boys are pointing and laughing, but two bears are emerging from the woods, mouths open, next to them. One boy has fallen down. City walls are pictured in the background.

Elisha Curses Rude Boys and They are Mauled by Bears

"And he went up from thence unto Beth-el; and as he was going up by the way, there came forth young…

A flock of mocking-birds attacking a rattlesnake in a tree, which was threatening a nest.

Mockingbirds attacking a rattlesnake

A flock of mocking-birds attacking a rattlesnake in a tree, which was threatening a nest.

"And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!" Matthew 27:29 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus as a solider places a crown of thorns on his head. A robe is around his shoulders and a reed is in his hand. A soldier plays a small horn and tambourine on Christ's left side. Another soldier kneels mockingly in front of him, as if to worship him. A fourth soldier leans behind them to Christ's right. Two holy men watch from behind a wall in the background.

The Crowning of Thorns - Jesus is Made a Mock King

"And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they…

"And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head." Matthew 27:28-30 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus being scourged and beaten by the soldiers. They are placing a crown of thorns on his head. They have put a robe on him and a reed in his hands. One soldier is knelt mockingly at Jesus' feet, another soldier holds a multi-strap, leather whip. A group of people and soldiers can be seen in the background.

Jesus Scourged, Mocked, and Crowned with Thorns

"And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And they platted a crown of thorns and put it…

The great Carolina wren, known for its ability to imitate various other songbirds.

Great Carolina Wren

The great Carolina wren, known for its ability to imitate various other songbirds.