Mark 15:42-46

Jesus Is Buried

42 1And when evening had come, since it was 2the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathea, 3a respected member of the Council, who 4was 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.[a] And summoning 5the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead.
45 And when he learned from 6the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph.
46 And Joseph[b] bought 7a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and 8laid him in a tomb 9that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled 10a stone against the entrance of the tomb.

Mark 15:42-46 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.
45 And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph.
46 And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

Cross References 10

  • 1. For ver. 42-47, see Matthew 27:57-61; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42
  • 2. See Matthew 27:62
  • 3. Acts 13:50; Acts 17:12
  • 4. Luke 2:25, 38
  • 5. ver. 39
  • 6. [See ver. 44 above]
  • 7. See Mark 14:51
  • 8. [Isaiah 53:9]
  • 9. Isaiah 22:16
  • 10. Mark 16:4; [John 11:38]

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or Pilate wondered whether he had already died
  • [b]. Greek he
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