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Mark 15:33-43 (New International Version)

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The Death of Jesus

15:33-41pp -- Mt 27:45-56; Lk 23:44-49; Jn 19:29-30

33 At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.1 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ""Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? ""--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"a2 35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah." 36 One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar,3 put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down," he said. 37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.4 38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.5 39 And when the centurion,6 who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry andb saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Sonc of God!"7 40 Some women were watching from a distance.8 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.9 41 In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.10

The Burial of Jesus

15:42-47pp -- Mt 27:57-61; Lk 23:50-56; Jn 19:38-42

42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath).11 So as evening approached, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council,12 who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God,13 went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body.
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