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Mark 15



1 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole Council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate.
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.
2 And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so."
2 Pilate asked him, "Are you the 'King of the Jews'?"
3 And the chief priests accused him of many things.
3 The high priests let loose a barrage of accusations.
4 And Pilate again asked him, "Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you."
4 Pilate asked again, "Aren't you going to answer anything? That's quite a list of accusations."
5 But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.
5 Still, he said nothing. Pilate was impressed, really impressed.
6 Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked.
6 It was a custom at the Feast to release a prisoner, anyone the people asked for.
7 And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas.
7 There was one prisoner called Barabbas, locked up with the insurrectionists who had committed murder during the uprising against Rome.
8 And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he usually did for them.
8 As the crowd came up and began to present its petition for him to release a prisoner,
9 And he answered them, saying, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?"
9 Pilate anticipated them: "Do you want me to release the King of the Jews to you?"
10 For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up.
10 Pilate knew by this time that it was through sheer spite that the high priests had turned Jesus over to him.
11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead.
11 But the high priests by then had worked up the crowd to ask for the release of Barabbas.
12 And Pilate again said to them, "Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?"
12 Pilate came back, "So what do I do with this man you call King of the Jews?"
13 And they cried out again, "Crucify him."
13 They yelled, "Nail him to a cross!"
14 And Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify him."
14 Pilate objected, "But for what crime?" But they yelled all the louder, "Nail him to a cross!"
15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
15 Pilate gave the crowd what it wanted, set Barabbas free and turned Jesus over for whipping and crucifixion.
16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor's headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion.
16 The soldiers took Jesus into the palace (called Praetorium) and called together the entire brigade.
17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him.
17 They dressed him up in purple and put a crown plaited from a thorn bush on his head.
18 And they began to salute him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
18 Then they began their mockery: "Bravo, King of the Jews!"
19 And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him.
19 They banged on his head with a club, spit on him, and knelt down in mock worship.
20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.
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.
21 And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.
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.
22 And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull).
22 The soldiers brought Jesus to Golgotha, meaning "Skull Hill."
23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
23 They offered him a mild painkiller (wine mixed with myrrh), but he wouldn't take it.
24 And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.
24 And they nailed him to the cross. They divided up his clothes and threw dice to see who would get them.
25 And it was the third hour when they crucified him.
25 They nailed him up at nine o'clock in the morning.
26 And the inscription of the charge against him read, "The King of the Jews."
26 The charge against him - the king of the jews - was printed on a poster.
27 And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.
27 Along with him, they crucified two criminals, one to his right, the other to his left.
29 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,
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 -
30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!"
30 so show us your stuff! Save yourself! If you're really God's Son, come down from that cross!"
31 So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, "He saved others; he cannot save himself.
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!
32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe."Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
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.
33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
33 At noon the sky became extremely dark.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
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?"
35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, "Behold, he is calling Elijah."
35 Some of the bystanders who heard him said, "Listen, he's calling for Elijah."
36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down."
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."
37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last.
37 But Jesus, with a loud cry, gave his last breath.
38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
38 At that moment the Temple curtain ripped right down the middle.
39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
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!"
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.
40 There were women watching from a distance, among them Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of the younger James and 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.
41 When Jesus was in Galilee, these women followed and served him, and had come 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,
42 Late in the afternoon, since it was the Day of Preparation (that is, Sabbath eve),
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.
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.
44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead.
44 Pilate questioned whether he could be dead that soon and called for the captain to verify that he was really dead.
45 And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph.
45 Assured by the captain, he gave Joseph the corpse.
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.
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.
47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.
47 Mary Magdalene and Mary, mother of Joses, watched the burial.
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