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Mark 15 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jesus Before Pilate

(Mat 27:1, 2, 11–14; Luk 23:1–5; Jhn 18:28–38 )
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And early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole Sanhedrin, immediately held council; and binding Jesus, led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:2 - And Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him and *said, “You yourself say it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:3 - And the chief priests began to accuse Him of many things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:4 - Then Pilate was questioning Him again, saying, “Do You not answer? See how many accusations they bring against You!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:5 - But Jesus made no further answer; so Pilate marveled.
(Mat 27:15–26; Luk 23:17–25; Jhn 18:39—19:16 )
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Now at the feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:7 - And the man named Barabbas had been imprisoned with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the insurrection.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:8 - And the crowd went up and began asking him to do as he had been accustomed to do for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:9 - And Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:10 - For he was aware that the chief priests had delivered Him over because of envy.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:11 - But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to ask him to release Barabbas for them instead.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:12 - And answering again, Pilate was saying to them, “Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:13 - And they shouted again, “Crucify Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:14 - But Pilate was saying to them, “Why? What evil did He do?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:15 - And wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he delivered Him over to be crucified.

Jesus Is Mocked

(Mat 27:27–31 )
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So the soldiers took Him away into the [fn]palace (that is, the [fn]Praetorium), and they *called together the whole Roman [fn]cohort.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:17 - And they *dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they *put it on Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:18 - and they began to greet Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:19 - And they kept beating His head with a [fn]reed, and spitting on Him; and kneeling, they were bowing down before Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:20 - And after they had mocked Him, they took the purple robe off Him and put His own garments on Him. And they *led Him out to crucify Him.
(Mat 27:32–44; Luk 23:26–43; Jhn 19:17–27 )
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And they *pressed into service a passer-by coming from the countryside, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to carry His cross.

The Crucifixion

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Then they *brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:23 - And they tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:24 - And they *crucified Him, and *divided up His garments among themselves, casting [fn]lots for them to decide who should take what.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:25 - Now it was the [fn]third hour, and they crucified Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:26 - And the inscription of the charge against Him [fn]read, “THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
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And they *crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:28 - [[fn]And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was numbered with transgressors.”]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:29 - And those passing by were blaspheming Him, shaking their heads, and saying, “Ha! You who are going to destroy the [fn]sanctuary and rebuild it in three days,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:30 - save Yourself by coming down from the cross!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:31 - In the same way, mocking Him to one another, the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were saying, “He saved others; [fn]He cannot save Himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:32 - “Let this [fn]Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!” Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.
(Mat 27:45–56; Luk 23:44–49; Jhn 19:28–30 )
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And when the [fn]sixth hour came, darkness [fn]fell over the whole land until the [fn]ninth hour.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:34 - And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” which is translated, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:35 - And when some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, “Look, He is calling for Elijah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:36 - And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, “[fn]Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:37 - And Jesus, uttering a loud cry, breathed His last.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:38 - And the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:39 - And when the centurion, who was standing [fn]right in front of Him, saw [fn]the way He breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”
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And there were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the [fn]Less and Joses, and Salome,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:41 - who, when He was in Galilee, were following Him and [fn]serving Him; and there were many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.

Jesus Is Buried

(Mat 27:57–61; Luk 23:50–56; Jhn 19:38–42 )
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And when evening had already come, because it was [fn]Preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:43 - Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent [fn]Council member, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:44 - And Pilate wondered if He had died by this time, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He already died.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:45 - And ascertaining this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:46 - And when Joseph had bought a linen cloth and took Him down, he wrapped Him in the linen cloth and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out in the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:47 - And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were looking on to see where He had been laid.
LSB Footnotes
Or court
Governor’s official residence
Normally 600 men (the number varied); or battalion
Or staff (made of a reed)
Lit a lot upon
9 a.m.
Lit had been inscribed
Early mss omit this v
The inner part of the temple
Or can He not save Himself?
Or occurred
3 p.m.
Or Hold off, let us see; lit Permit that we see
Or opposite Him
Lit that He thus
Lit little (either in stature or age)
Or waiting on
Preparation for the Sabbath
The Sanhedrin
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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