Mark 15:38
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New International Version
The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

King James Bible
And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Darby Bible Translation
And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

World English Bible
The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.

Young's Literal Translation
and the veil of the sanctuary was rent in two, from top to bottom,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Gave up the ghost - This was about three o'clock, or what was termed by the Jews the ninth hour; about the time that the paschal lamb was usually sacrificed. The darkness mentioned here must have endured about two hours and a half. Concerning this eclipse, see on Matthew 27:45 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 26:31-34 And you shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubim shall it be made...

Exodus 40:20,21 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above on the ark...

Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother...

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2 Chronicles 3:8-14 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits...

Matthew 27:51-53 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent...

Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the middle.

Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession...

Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil;

Hebrews 9:3-12 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all...

Hebrews 10:19-23 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus...

Library
Simon the Cyrenian
'And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His Cross.'--Mark xv. 21. How little these soldiers knew that they were making this man immortal! What a strange fate that is which has befallen chose persons in the Gospel narrative, who for an instant came into contact with Jesus Christ. Like ships passing athwart the white ghostlike splendour of moonlight on the sea, they gleam silvery pure for a moment as they cross its
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Dying Saviour Our Example.
(On Good Friday.) TEXT: MARK xv. 34-41. HEAVENLY Father! On all who are assembling to day to commemorate the death of the Holy One, in whom Thou wast well pleased, look graciously down! Let not one go away from the cross of Thy Well-beloved without exclaiming, with new, living faith, Truly this was the Son of God! Let not one wipe away his tears of emotion until the heartfelt desire has taken possession of him that his end may be like that of this righteous One! Let not the feeling of holy reverence
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Pilate
"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." ". . . And they lead Him out to crucify Him." MARK 15:1-20 (R.V.) WITH morning came the formal assembly, which St. Mark dismisses in a single verse. It was indeed a disgraceful mockery. Before the trial began its members had prejudged the case, passed sentence by anticipation, and abandoned Jesus, as one
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Christ Crucified
"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. And they bring Him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they offered Him wine mingled with myrrh: but He received it not. And they crucify Him, and part His garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. And the superscription of
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Exodus 26:31
"Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker.

Matthew 27:51
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split

Luke 23:45
for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.

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