Mark 15

Chapter 15

15:16  And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

the hall

Or, the court which is the judgment-hall.

15:17  And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,



15:21  And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.


It is possible that this may be the same Rufus mentioned in Romans 16:13 .

15:23  And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.


The stupefying drink usually given to those crucified.

15:24  And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.

And when

See note for order of events at the crucifixion, (See Scofield "Matthew 27:33")

15:25  And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

third hour

Cf. John 19:14 . John used the Roman, Mark the Hebrew, computation of time.

15:26  And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.


See note, (See Scofield "Matthew 27:37") .

15:37  And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

gave up

(See Scofield "Matthew 27:50")

15:38  And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

top to

God rent it down; it was rent from the top. Christ having made atonement and glorified God, the way into the holiest was now made manifest. Cf. Hebrews 9:8 Hebrews 9:24 ; 10:19-22 .

15:47  And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.


(See Scofield "Matthew 1:16")