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Mark 15 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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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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Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders, scribes, and the entire [fn]Council immediately held a consultation; and they bound Jesus and led Him away, and turned Him over to Pilate.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:2 - Pilate questioned Him: “So You are the King of the Jews?” And He answered him, It is as you say.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:3 - And the chief priests started accusing Him [fn]of many things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:4 - But Pilate questioned Him again, saying, “Do You offer nothing in answer? See how many charges they are bringing against You!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:5 - But Jesus said nothing further in answer, so Pilate was amazed.
(Mat 27:15–26; Luk 23:17–25; Jhn 18:39—19:16 )
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Now at the Passover Feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:7 - And the one named Barabbas had been imprisoned with the rebels who had committed murder in the revolt.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:8 - And the crowd went up and began asking Pilate to do as he had been accustomed to do for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:9 - 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 handed 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 responding again, Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:13 - They shouted [fn]back, “Crucify Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:14 - But Pilate said to them, “Why, what [fn]evil has He done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:15 - Intent on satisfying the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

Jesus Is Mocked

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:17 - And they *dressed Him in [fn]purple, and after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:18 - and they began saluting Him: “Hail, King of the Jews!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:19 - And they repeatedly beat His head with a [fn]reed and spit on Him, and kneeling, they bowed down before Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:20 - And after they had mocked Him, they took the [fn]purple cloak 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 *compelled a passer-by coming from the country, 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 [fn]what each man would take.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:25 - Now it was the [fn]third hour [fn]when they crucified Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:26 - The inscription of the charge against Him [fn]read, “THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
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And they *crucified two [fn]rebels with Him, one on His right and one on His left.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:29 - Those passing by were [fn]hurling abuse at Him, shaking their heads and saying, “Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple 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 the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were mocking Him among themselves and saying, “He saved others; [fn]He cannot save Himself!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:32 - “Let this Christ, the King of Israel, come down now 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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When the [fn]sixth hour came, darkness [fn]fell over the whole land until the [fn]ninth hour.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:34 - At the [fn]ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “ELOI, ELOI, LEMA SABAKTANEI?” which is translated, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:35 - And when some of the bystanders heard Him, 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 if Elijah comes to take Him down.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:37 - But Jesus let out a loud cry, and [fn]died.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:38 - And the veil of the temple 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 that He [fn]died in this way, he said, “Truly this Man was [fn]the Son of God!”
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Now there were also some women watching from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of [fn]James the [fn]Less and Joses, and Salome.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:41 - When He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and serve 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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When evening had already come, since it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:43 - Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself also 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 - Now Pilate wondered if He was dead by this time, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He was already dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:45 - And after learning this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:46 - Joseph bought a linen cloth, took Him down, wrapped Him in the linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb which had been cut out in the rock; and he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:47 - Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were watching to see where He was laid.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or Sanhedrin
Or harshly
Or again
Or crime has He committed
Or court
Normally 600 men (the number varied)
Prob. a term for a Roman soldier’s red cloak (cf. Matt 27:28)
Or staff (made of a reed)
See note v 17
Lit a lot upon
Lit who would take what
I.e., 9 a.m.
Lit and
Lit had been inscribed
Or robbers
Late mss add the following as v 28: And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was counted with wrongdoers.”
Or blaspheming Him
Or can He not save Himself?
I.e., noon
Lit occurred
I.e., 3 p.m.
I.e., 3 p.m.
Lit Allow that we see; or Hold off, let us see
Lit expired
Or opposite Him
Lit expired
Or a son of God; or a son of a god
Or Jacob
Lit little (either in stature or age)
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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