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Mark 15

MSG 1 At dawn's first light, the high priests, with the religious leaders and scholars, arranged a conference with the entire Jewish Council. After tying Jesus securely, they took him out and presented him to Pilate. NIV 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. MSG 2 Pilate asked him, "Are you the 'King of the Jews'?" NIV 2 "Are you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate. "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. MSG 3 The high priests let loose a barrage of accusations. NIV 3 The chief priests accused him of many things. MSG 4 Pilate asked again, "Aren't you going to answer anything? That's quite a list of accusations." NIV 4 So again Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of." MSG 5 Still, he said nothing. Pilate was impressed, really impressed. NIV 5 But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed. MSG 6 It was a custom at the Feast to release a prisoner, anyone the people asked for. NIV 6 Now it was the custom at the Feast to release a prisoner whom the people requested. MSG 7 There was one prisoner called Barabbas, locked up with the insurrectionists who had committed murder during the uprising against Rome. NIV 7 A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising. MSG 8 As the crowd came up and began to present its petition for him to release a prisoner, NIV 8 The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did. MSG 9 Pilate anticipated them: "Do you want me to release the King of the Jews to you?" NIV 9 "Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?" asked Pilate, MSG 10 Pilate knew by this time that it was through sheer spite that the high priests had turned Jesus over to him. NIV 10 knowing it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. MSG 11 But the high priests by then had worked up the crowd to ask for the release of Barabbas. NIV 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead. MSG 12 Pilate came back, "So what do I do with this man you call King of the Jews?" NIV 12 "What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?" Pilate asked them. MSG 13 They yelled, "Nail him to a cross!" NIV 13 "Crucify him!" they shouted. MSG 14 Pilate objected, "But for what crime?" But they yelled all the louder, "Nail him to a cross!" NIV 14 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!" MSG 15 Pilate gave the crowd what it wanted, set Barabbas free and turned Jesus over for whipping and crucifixion. NIV 15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. MSG 16 The soldiers took Jesus into the palace (called Praetorium) and called together the entire brigade. NIV 16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. MSG 17 They dressed him up in purple and put a crown plaited from a thorn bush on his head. NIV 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. MSG 18 Then they began their mockery: "Bravo, King of the Jews!" NIV 18 And they began to call out to him, "Hail, king of the Jews!" MSG 19 They banged on his head with a club, spit on him, and knelt down in mock worship. NIV 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. MSG 20 After they had had their fun, they took off the purple cape and put his own clothes back on him. Then they marched out to nail him to the cross. NIV 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. MSG 21 There was a man walking by, coming from work, Simon from Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. They made him carry Jesus' cross. NIV 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. MSG 22 The soldiers brought Jesus to Golgotha, meaning "Skull Hill." NIV 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). MSG 23 They offered him a mild painkiller (wine mixed with myrrh), but he wouldn't take it. NIV 23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. MSG 24 And they nailed him to the cross. They divided up his clothes and threw dice to see who would get them. NIV 24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get. MSG 25 They nailed him up at nine o'clock in the morning. NIV 25 It was the third hour when they crucified him. MSG 26 The charge against him - the king of the jews - was printed on a poster. NIV 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews. MSG 27 Along with him, they crucified two criminals, one to his right, the other to his left. NIV 27 They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left. MSG 29 People passing along the road jeered, shaking their heads in mock lament: "You bragged that you could tear down the Temple and then rebuild it in three days - NIV 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, MSG 30 so show us your stuff! Save yourself! If you're really God's Son, come down from that cross!" NIV 30 come down from the cross and save yourself !" MSG 31 The high priests, along with the religion scholars, were right there mixing it up with the rest of them, having a great time poking fun at him: "He saved others - but he can't save himself! NIV 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 ! MSG 32 Messiah, is he? King of Israel? Then let him climb down from that cross. We'll all become believers then!" Even the men crucified alongside him joined in the mockery. NIV 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. MSG 33 At noon the sky became extremely dark. NIV 33 At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. MSG 34 The darkness lasted three hours. At three o'clock, Jesus groaned out of the depths, crying loudly, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" NIV 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?" MSG 35 Some of the bystanders who heard him said, "Listen, he's calling for Elijah." NIV 35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah." MSG 36 Someone ran off, soaked a sponge in sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down." NIV 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. MSG 37 But Jesus, with a loud cry, gave his last breath. NIV 37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. MSG 38 At that moment the Temple curtain ripped right down the middle. NIV 38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. MSG 39 When the Roman captain standing guard in front of him saw that he had quit breathing, he said, "This has to be the Son of God!" NIV 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!" MSG 40 There were women watching from a distance, among them Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of the younger James and Joses, and Salome. NIV 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. MSG 41 When Jesus was in Galilee, these women followed and served him, and had come up with him to Jerusalem. NIV 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. MSG 42 Late in the afternoon, since it was the Day of Preparation (that is, Sabbath eve), NIV 42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached, MSG 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a highly respected member of the Jewish Council, came. He was one who lived expectantly, on the lookout for the kingdom of God. Working up his courage, he went to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body. NIV 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. MSG 44 Pilate questioned whether he could be dead that soon and called for the captain to verify that he was really dead. NIV 44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. MSG 45 Assured by the captain, he gave Joseph the corpse. NIV 45 When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph. MSG 46 Having already purchased a linen shroud, Joseph took him down, wrapped him in the shroud, placed him in a tomb that had been cut into the rock, and rolled a large stone across the opening. NIV 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. MSG 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary, mother of Joses, watched the burial. NIV 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.