Mark 15
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1Immediately, in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council; and they bound Jesus, led Him away, and delivered Him to Pilate.1As soon as it was morning, having held a meeting with the elders, scribes, and the whole Sanhedrin, the chief priests tied Jesus up, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate.
2Then Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” He answered and said to him, “It is as you say.”2So Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" He answered him, "You say so."
3And the chief priests accused Him of many things, but He answered nothing.3And the chief priests accused him of many things.
4Then Pilate asked Him again, saying, “Do You answer nothing? See how many things they testify against You!”4Pilate questioned him again, "Aren't you going to answer? Look how many things they are accusing you of!"
5But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marveled.5But Jesus still did not answer, and so Pilate was amazed.
6Now at the feast he was accustomed to releasing one prisoner to them, whomever they requested.6At the festival Pilate used to release for the people a prisoner whom they requested.
7And there was one named Barabbas, who was chained with his fellow rebels; they had committed murder in the rebellion.7There was one named Barabbas, who was in prison with rebels who had committed murder during the rebellion.
8Then the multitude, crying aloud, began to ask him to do just as he had always done for them.8The crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do for them as was his custom.
9But Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”9Pilate answered them, "Do you want me to release the King of the Jews for you?"
10For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy.10For he knew it was because of envy that the chief priests had handed him over.
11But the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them.11But the chief priests stirred up the crowd so that he would release Barabbas to them instead.
12Pilate answered and said to them again, “What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?”12Pilate asked them again, "Then what do you want me to do with the one you call the King of the Jews?"
13So they cried out again, “Crucify Him!”13Again they shouted, "Crucify him!"
14Then Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they cried out all the more, “Crucify Him!”14Pilate said to them, "Why? What has he done wrong?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him!"
15So Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him, to be crucified.15Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them; and after having Jesus flogged, he handed him over to be crucified.
16Then the soldiers led Him away into the hall called Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison.16The soldiers led him away into the palace (that is, the governor's residence) and called the whole company together.
17And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head,17They dressed him in a purple robe, twisted together a crown of thorns, and put it on him.
18and began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!”18And they began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
19Then they struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him.19They were hitting him on the head with a stick and spitting on him. Getting down on their knees, they were paying him homage.
20And when they had mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.20After they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple robe and put his clothes on him. They led him out to crucify him.
21Then they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross.21They forced a man coming in from the country, who was passing by, to carry Jesus's cross. He was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.
22And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.22They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of the Skull).
23Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.23They tried to give him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
24And when they crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.24Then they crucified him and divided his clothes, casting lots for them to decide what each would get.
25Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him.25Now it was nine in the morning when they crucified him.
26And the inscription of His accusation was written above: THE KING OF THE JEWS.26The inscription of the charge written against him was: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left.27They crucified two criminals with him, one on his right and one on his left.
28So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And He was numbered with the transgressors.”28
29And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who destroy the temple and build it in three days,29Those who passed by were yelling insults at him, shaking their heads, and saying, "Ha! The one who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,
30save Yourself, and come down from the cross!”30save yourself by coming down from the cross!"
31Likewise the chief priests also, mocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save.31In the same way, the chief priests with the scribes were mocking him among themselves and saying, "He saved others, but he cannot save himself!
32Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Even those who were crucified with Him reviled Him.32Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, so that we may see and believe." Even those who were crucified with him taunted him.
33Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.33When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.
34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”34And at three Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani? " which is translated, "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? "
35Some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, “Look, He is calling for Elijah!”35When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "See, he's calling for Elijah."
36Then someone ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink, saying, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.”36Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, fixed it on a stick, offered him a drink, and said, "Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down."
37And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.37Jesus let out a loud cry and breathed his last.
38Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.38Then the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
39So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!”39When the centurion, who was standing opposite him, saw the way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
40There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome,40There were also women watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
41who also followed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.41In Galilee these women followed him and took care of him. Many other women had come up with him to Jerusalem.
42Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,42When it was already evening, because it was the day of preparation (that is, the day before the Sabbath),
43Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.43Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Sanhedrin who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came and boldly went to Pilate and asked for Jesus's body.
44Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time.44Pilate was surprised that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had already died.
45So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.45When he found out from the centurion, he gave the corpse to Joseph.
46Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.46After he bought some linen cloth, Joseph took him down and wrapped him in the linen. Then he laid him in a tomb cut out of the rock and rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.
47And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.47Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were watching where he was laid.
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