Mark 15:21-37 NIV

The Crucifixion

15:22-32pp -- Mt 27:33-44; Lk 23:33-43; Jn 19:17-24

21 A certain man from Cyrene,1 Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus,2 was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.3

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22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
23 Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh,4 but he did not take it.

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24 And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots5 to see what each would get.

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25 It was the third hour when they crucified him.
26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.6

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      27 They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left.a

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        • a 15:27 - Some manuscripts "left, 28 and the scripture was fulfilled which says, "He was counted with the lawless ones"" (Isaiah 53:12)
          29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads7 and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,8

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          30 come down from the cross and save yourself !"
          31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him9 among themselves. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself !

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          32 Let this Christ,b10 this King of Israel,11 come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

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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.12

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              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?"c13

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              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,14 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.

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              37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.15

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              38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.16

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