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Mark 15 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 At daybreak, the chief priests—with the elders, legal experts, and the whole Sanhedrin—formed a plan. They bound Jesus, led him away, and turned him over to Pilate. 1 Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, reached a decision. They bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate.
2 Pilate questioned him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus replied, "That's what you say." 2 "Are you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate. "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
3 The chief priests were accusing him of many things. 3 The chief priests accused him of many things.
4 Pilate asked him again, "Aren't you going to answer? What about all these accusations?" 4 So again Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of."
5 But Jesus gave no more answers, so that Pilate marveled. 5 But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.
6 During the festival, Pilate released one prisoner to them, whomever they requested. 6 Now it was the custom at the Feast to release a prisoner whom the people requested.
7 A man named Barabbas was locked up with the rebels who had committed murder during an uprising. 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.
8 The crowd pushed forward and asked Pilate to release someone, as he regularly did. 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.
9 Pilate answered them, "Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?" 9 "Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate,
10 He knew that the chief priests had handed him over because of jealousy. 10 knowing it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him.
11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas to them instead. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.
12 Pilate replied, "Then what do you want me to do with the one you call king of the Jews?" 12 "What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?" Pilate asked them.
13 They shouted back, "Crucify him!" 13 "Crucify him!" they shouted.
14 Pilate said to them, "Why? What wrong has he done?" They shouted even louder, "Crucify him!" 14 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!"
15 Pilate wanted to satisfy the crowd, so he released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus whipped, then handed him over to be crucified. 15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the courtyard of the palace known as the governor's headquarters, and they called together the whole company of soldiers. 16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers.
17 They dressed him up in a purple robe and twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on him. 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.
18 They saluted him, "Hey! King of the Jews!" 18 And they began to call out to him, "Hail, king of the Jews!"
19 Again and again, they struck his head with a stick. They spit on him and knelt before him to honor him. 19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him.
20 When they finished mocking him, they stripped him of the purple robe and put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.
21 Simon, a man from Cyrene, Alexander and Rufus' father, was coming in from the countryside. They forced him to carry his cross. 21 A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.
22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha, which means Skull Place. 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
23 They tried to give him wine mixed with myrrh, but he didn't take it. 23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
24 They crucified him. They divided up his clothes, drawing lots for them to determine who would take what. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 25 It was the third hour when they crucified him.
26 The notice of the formal charge against him was written, "The king of the Jews." 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.
27 They crucified two outlaws with him, one on his right and one on his left. 27 They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left.
29 People walking by insulted him, shaking their heads and saying, "Ha! So you were going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, were you? 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,
30 Save yourself and come down from that cross!" 30 come down from the cross and save yourself !"
31 In the same way, the chief priests were making fun of him among themselves, together with the legal experts. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself. 31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself !
32 Let the Christ, the king of Israel, come down from the cross. Then we'll see and believe." Even those who had been crucified with Jesus insulted him. 32 Let this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
33 From noon until three in the afternoon the whole earth was dark. 33 At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34 At three, Jesus cried out with a loud shout, "Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani," which means, "My God, my God, why have you left me?" 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?"
35 After hearing him, some standing there said, "Look! He's calling Elijah!" 35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah."
36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, and put it on a pole. He offered it to Jesus to drink, saying, "Let's see if Elijah will come to take him down." 36 One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, 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 But Jesus let out a loud cry and died. 37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
38 The curtain of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. 38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
39 When the centurion, who stood facing Jesus, saw how he died, he said, "This man was certainly God's Son." 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"
40 Some women were watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James (the younger one) and Joses, and Salome. 40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
41 When Jesus was in Galilee, these women had followed and supported him, along with many other women who had come to Jerusalem with him. 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.
42 Since it was late in the afternoon on Preparation Day, just before the Sabbath, 42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached,
43 Joseph from Arimathea dared to approach Pilate and ask for Jesus' body. (Joseph was a prominent council member who also eagerly anticipated the coming of God's kingdom.) 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body.
44 Pilate wondered if Jesus was already dead. He called the centurion and asked him whether Jesus had already died. 44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died.
45 When he learned from the centurion that Jesus was dead, Pilate gave the dead body to Joseph. 45 When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.
46 He bought a linen cloth, took Jesus down from the cross, wrapped him in the cloth, and laid him in a tomb that had been carved out of rock. He rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb. 46 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was buried. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.