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Mark 15 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Jesus before Pilate

(Mat 27:1, 2, 11–14; Luk 23:1–5; Jhn 18:28–38 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:1 - And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:2 - And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering saith unto him, Thou sayest.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:3 - And the chief priests accused him of many things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:4 - And Pilate again asked him, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they accuse thee of.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:5 - But Jesus no more answered anything; insomuch that Pilate marvelled.
(Mat 27:15–26; Luk 23:17–25; Jhn 18:39—19:16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:6 - Now at the feast he used to release unto them one prisoner, whom they asked of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:7 - And there was one called Barabbas, lying bound with them that had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:8 - And the multitude went up and began to ask him to do as he was wont to do unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:9 - And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:10 - For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:11 - But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:12 - And Pilate again answered and said unto them, What then shall I do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:13 - And they cried out again, Crucify him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:14 - And Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out exceedingly, Crucify him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:15 - And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

Jesus Is Mocked

(Mat 27:27–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:16 - And the soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:17 - And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it on him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:18 - and they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:19 - And they smote his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:20 - And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the purple, and put on him his garments. And they lead him out to crucify him.
(Mat 27:32–44; Luk 23:26–43; Jhn 19:17–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:21 - And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear his cross.

The Crucifixion

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:22 - And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:23 - And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:24 - And they crucify him, and part his garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should take.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:25 - And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:26 - And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:27 - And with him they crucify two robbers; one on his right hand, and one on his left.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:28 - [fn]And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was reckoned with transgressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:29 - And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ha! thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:30 - save thyself, and come down from the cross.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:31 - In like manner also the chief priests mocking him among themselves with the scribes said, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:32 - Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reproached him.
(Mat 27:45–56; Luk 23:44–49; Jhn 19:28–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:33 - And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:34 - And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:35 - And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elijah.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:36 - And one ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to take him down.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:37 - And Jesus uttered a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:38 - And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:39 - And when the centurion, who stood by over against him, saw that he so gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:40 - And there were also women beholding from afar: among whom were both Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:41 - who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him; and many other women that came up with him unto Jerusalem.

Jesus Is Buried

(Mat 27:57–61; Luk 23:50–56; Jhn 19:38–42 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:42 - And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:43 - there came Joseph of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who also himself was looking for the kingdom of God; and he boldly went in unto Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:44 - And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:45 - And when he learned it of the centurion, he granted the corpse to Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:46 - And he bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:47 - And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.
ASV Footnotes
Some manuscripts exclude verse v. 28. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was reckoned with transgressors. See Luke 22:37.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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