Mark 15



1 And straightway in·​·the·​·morning, the chief·​·priests, having held a consultation with the elders and with the scribes and the whole council, bound Jesus, and led Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate.

2 And Pilate asked Him, Art Thou the King of the Jews? And He answering said to him, Thou sayest.

3 And the chief·​·priests accused Him of many things, but He answered nothing.

4 And Pilate asked Him again, saying, Answerest Thou nothing? Behold how many things they witness against Thee.

5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled.

6 And at the festival he would release to them one prisoner, whomever they asked for.

7 And there was one called Barabbas, bound with fellow·​·insurrectionists, who had done murder in the insurrection.

8 And the crowd, crying·​·out, began to ask for him to do as he had always done for them.

9 But Pilate answered them, saying, do you will that I release to you the King of the Jews?

10 For he knew that the chief·​·priests had delivered Him up for envy.

11 But the chief·​·priests urged the crowd, that he should rather release Barabbas to them.

12 And Pilate answering again said to them, What do you will then that I shall do to Him whom you call King of the Jews?

13 And they cried·​·out again, Crucify Him!

14 And Pilate said to them, Why? What evil has He done? And they cried·​·out exceedingly, Crucify Him!

15 And Pilate, intending to do something considerable* for the crowd, released Barabbas to them, and delivered·​·up Jesus, when he had whipped Him, to be crucified.

16 And the soldiers led· Him ·away into the courtyard, which is the Praetorium*; and they call·​·together the whole band.

17 And they put· crimson ·on Him, and put·​·around His head a crown of·​·thorns which they braided.

18 And they began to greet Him, Hail, King of the Jews!

19 And they struck Him on the head with a reed, and spat·​·on Him, and bowing* the knees worshiped Him.

20 And when they had mocked Him, they took·​·off the crimson from Him, and put·​·on Him His·​·own garments, and led· Him ·out to crucify Him.

21 And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, passing·​·by, coming out of the field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to take·​·up His cross.

22 And they bring Him to the place Golgotha, which is, being translated, the Place of a Skull.

23 And they gave Him to drink wine mingled·​·with·​·myrrh; but He received it not.

24 And when they had crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots upon them, what every one should take.

25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.

26 And the inscription of His crime was inscribed, The King of the Jews.

27 And with Him they crucify two robbers; one on His right·​·hand, and one on His left.

28 And the Scripture* was fulfilled which says, And He was reckoned with the transgressors*.

29 And they who went·​·by blasphemed Him, moving their heads and saying, Ah, Thou who undoest the temple and buildest it in three days,

30 save Thyself, and step·​·down from the cross.

31 And likewise also the chief·​·priests, mocking, said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; Himself He cannot save.

32 Let Christ the King of Israel step·​·down now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they who were crucified·​·with Him reproached Him.

33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a great voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabachthani? Which is, being translated, My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?*

35 And some standing·​·by, and hearing, said, Behold, He calls Elijah.

36 And one running and filling a sponge with vinegar, and putting· it ·around a reed, gave· Him ·to·​·drink, saying, Let· Him ·be; let us see if Elijah will come to take· Him ·down.

37 But Jesus letting out a great voice, let forth the spirit.

38 And the veil of the temple was ripped in two from the top to the bottom.

39 And when the centurion, who stood·​·by over against Him, saw that thus crying·​·out He let·​·out·​·the·​·spirit, he said, Truly this Man was the Son of God!

40 And there were also women beholding afar·​·off; among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the shorter and of Joses, and Salome;

41 who also, when He was in Galilee, followed Him and ministered to Him; and many other women who came up with Him unto Jerusalem.

42 And when evening was already come, since it was the Preparation, that is, the day before·​·the·​·Sabbath,

43 Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counselor, who also himself waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.

44 But Pilate marveled whether He were· already ·dead; and calling·​·for the centurion, he asked him whether He had·​·been·​·dead for·​·long.

45 And when he knew from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.

46 And having brought cloth, and taken Him down, he wrapped Him in the cloth, and laid Him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled· a stone ·onto the door of the sepulcher.

47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where He was put.

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