Mark 15:42

Jesus Is Buried

42 1And when evening had come, since it was 2the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

Mark 15:42 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 15:42

And now when the even was come
"Of the preparation", as the Syriac version reads; or "the night of the sixth day":, as the Persic version renders it, "Friday" night:

because it was the preparation;
of the passover, and of the sabbath, when they prepared their food, and got it ready for the ensuing sabbath, on which it was not lawful to dress any;

that is, the day before the sabbath;
that is, Friday; on which day, it is clear, Christ suffered, died, and was buried.

Mark 15:42 In-Context

40 There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
41 When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
42 And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the Council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead.

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 42-47, see Matthew 27:57-61; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42
  • 2. See Matthew 27:62
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