Mark 15:7
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New Living Translation
One of the prisoners at that time was Barabbas, a revolutionary who had committed murder in an uprising.

King James Bible
And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

Darby Bible Translation
Now there was the person named Barabbas bound with those who had made insurrection with him, and that had committed murder in the insurrection.

World English Bible
There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.

Young's Literal Translation
and there was one named Barabbas, bound with those making insurrection with him, who had in the insurrection committed murder.

Mark 15:7 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

15:7 Insurrection - A crime which the Roman governors, and Pilate in particular, were more especially concerned and careful to punish.

Mark 15:7 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Centurion at the Cross.
MATT. XXVII. 54. Comp. MARK XV. 39. "Now, when the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying: Truly this was the [a] Son of God." LUKE XXIII. 47. "Now, when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying: Certainly this was a righteous man." Note.--The centurion here spoken of is the one who, according to Roman custom, presided over the execution (hence called by Seneca centurio supplicio præpositus;
Philip Schaff—The Person of Christ

Joseph of Arimathea
BY REV. ALFRED ROWLAND, D.D.. LL.B. "Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God."--MARK xv. 43. The crucifixion of our Lord produced strange and startling effects in moral experience, as well as in the physical world. The veil of the Temple was rent from top to bottom as if a hand from heaven had torn it, in order to teach men that the ancient ritual was done with. Darkness covered the earth, suggesting to thoughtful minds the guilt of the world and
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known

"Himself He could not Save. " --Mark xv. 31
"Himself He could not save."--Mark xv. 31. "He saved others," scorners cried, Beholding Jesus crucified; "Is this the Son of God with power? Lo, in His own afflictive hour, Himself he cannot save." He was the Son of God with power, He "came unto that very hour;" I'll joy in His reproach and shame, "He savest others;" I'll exclaim, "Himself He could not save." His agony and bloody sweat, His cross and passion paid my debt; He saved others when he fell, Yet,--who the mystery can tell? Himself, He
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Whether Christ was Buried in a Becoming Manner?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ was buried in an unbecoming manner. For His burial should be in keeping with His death. But Christ underwent a most shameful death, according to Wis. 2:20: "Let us condemn Him to a most shameful death." It seems therefore unbecoming for honorable burial to be accorded to Christ, inasmuch as He was buried by men of position---namely, by Joseph of Arimathea, who was "a noble counselor," to use Mark's expression (Mk. 15:43), and by Nicodemus, who was "a ruler of
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Mark 15:6
Now it was the governor's custom each year during the Passover celebration to release one prisoner--anyone the people requested.

Mark 15:8
The crowd went to Pilate and asked him to release a prisoner as usual.

Luke 23:19
(Barabbas was in prison for taking part in an insurrection in Jerusalem against the government, and for murder.)

Luke 23:25
As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he turned Jesus over to them to do as they wished.

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