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Mark 15 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It was very early in the morning. The chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law, and the whole Sanhedrin, made a decision. They tied Jesus up and led him away. Then they handed 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 "Are you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate. "Yes. It is just as you say," Jesus replied. 2 "Are you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate. "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
3 The chief priests brought many charges against him. 3 The chief priests accused him of many things.
4 So Pilate asked him again, "Aren't you going to answer? See how many things they charge you with." 4 So again Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of."
5 But Jesus still did not reply. Pilate was amazed. 5 But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.
6 It was the usual practice at the Passover Feast to let one prisoner go free. The people could choose the one they wanted. 6 Now it was the custom at the Feast to release a prisoner whom the people requested.
7 A man named Barabbas was in prison. He was there with some other people who had fought against the country's rulers. They had committed murder while they were fighting against the rulers. 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising.
8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did. 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.
9 "Do you want me to let the king of the Jews go free?" asked Pilate. 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 Jesus over to him because they were jealous. 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. So the crowd asked Pilate to let Barabbas go free instead. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.
12 "Then what should I do with the one you call the king of the Jews?" Pilate asked them. 12 "What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?" Pilate asked them.
13 "Crucify him!" the crowd shouted. 13 "Crucify him!" they shouted.
14 "Why? What wrong has he done?" asked Pilate. But 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 let Barabbas go free. He ordered that Jesus be whipped. Then he handed him over to be nailed to a cross. 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 palace. It was called the Praetorium. 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 The soldiers put a purple robe on Jesus. Then they twisted thorns together to make a crown. They placed it on his head. 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.
18 They began to call out to him, "We honor you, king of the Jews!" 18 And they began to call out to him, "Hail, king of the Jews!"
19 Again and again they hit him on the head with a stick. They spit on him. They fell on their knees and pretended 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 After they had made fun of him, they took off the purple robe. They put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him out to nail him to a cross. 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 A man named Simon from Cyrene was passing by. He was the father of Alexander and Rufus. Simon was on his way in from the country. The soldiers forced him to carry the 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. The word Golgotha means The Place of the Skull. 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
23 Then they gave him wine mixed with spices. But he did not take it. 23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
24 They nailed him to the cross. Then they divided up his clothes. They cast lots to see what each of them would get. 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
25 It was nine o'clock in the morning when they crucified him. 25 It was the third hour when they crucified him.
26 They wrote out the charge against him. It read, the king of the jews. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.
27 They crucified two robbers with him. One was on his right and one was on his left. 27 They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left.
29 Those who passed by shouted at Jesus and made fun of him. They shook their heads and said, "So you are going to destroy the temple and build it again in three days? 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 Then come down from the cross! Save yourself!" 30 come down from the cross and save yourself !"
31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law made fun of him among themselves. "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 this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross! When we see that, we will believe." Those who were being crucified with Jesus also made fun of 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 At noon, darkness covered the whole land. It lasted three hours. 33 At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34 At three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ""Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? "" This means "My God, my God, why have you deserted me?"#1(Psalm 22:1)#2 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 Some of those standing nearby heard Jesus cry out. They said, "Listen! He's calling for Elijah." 35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah."
36 One of them ran and filled a sponge with wine vinegar. He put it on a stick. He offered it to Jesus to drink. "Leave him alone," he said. "Let's see if Elijah comes 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 With a loud cry, Jesus took his last breath. 37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
38 The temple curtain was torn in two from top to bottom. 38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
39 A Roman commander was standing there in front of Jesus. He heard his cry and saw how Jesus died. Then he said, "This man was surely the Son of God!" 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 Not very far away, some women were watching. Mary Magdalene was among them. Mary, the mother of the younger James and of Joses, was also there. So was 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 In Galilee those women had followed Jesus. They had taken care of his needs. Many other women were also there. They had come up with him to Jerusalem. 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 It was the day before the Sabbath. That day was called Preparation Day. As evening approached, 42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached,
43 Joseph went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body. Joseph was from the town of Arimathea. He was a leading member of the Jewish Council. He was waiting for 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 was surprised to hear that Jesus was already dead. So he called for the Roman commander. He asked him if 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 The commander said it was true. So Pilate gave the body to Joseph. 45 When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.
46 Then Joseph bought some linen cloth. He took the body down and wrapped it in the linen. He put it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then 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 Jesus' body had been placed. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.