Mark 15 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Mark 15


Mark 15:1

And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.

Mark 15:2

And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering saith unto him, Thou sayest.

Mark 15:3

And the chief priests accused him of many things.

Mark 15:4

And Pilate again asked him, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they accuse thee of.

Mark 15:5

But Jesus no more answered anything; insomuch that Pilate marvelled.

Mark 15:6

Now at the feast he used to release unto them one prisoner, whom they asked of him.

Mark 15:7

And there was one called Barabbas, [lying] bound with them that had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.

Mark 15:8

And the multitude went up and began to ask him [to do] as he was wont to do unto them.

Mark 15:9

And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

Mark 15:10

For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.

Mark 15:11

But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

Mark 15:12

And Pilate again answered and said unto them, What then shall I do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?

Mark 15:13

And they cried out again, Crucify him.

Mark 15:14

And Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out exceedingly, Crucify him.

Mark 15:15

And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

Mark 15:16

And the soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

Mark 15:17

And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it on him;

Mark 15:18

and they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

Mark 15:19

And they smote his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

Mark 15:20

And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the purple, and put on him his garments. And they lead him out to crucify him.

Mark 15:21

And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go [with them], that he might bear his cross.

Mark 15:22

And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.

Mark 15:23

And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

Mark 15:24

And they crucify him, and part his garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should take.

Mark 15:25

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

Mark 15:26

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

Mark 15:27

And with him they crucify two robbers; one on his right hand, and one on his left.

Mark 15:28

[And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was reckoned with transgressors.]

Mark 15:29

And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ha! Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,

Mark 15:30

save thyself, and come down from the cross.

Mark 15:31

In like manner also the chief priests mocking [him] among themselves with the scribes said, He saved others; himself he cannot save.

Mark 15:32

Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reproached him.

Mark 15:33

And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

Mark 15:34

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Mark 15:35

And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elijah.

Mark 15:36

And one ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to take him down.

Mark 15:37

And Jesus uttered a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

Mark 15:38

And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

Mark 15:39

And when the centurion, who stood by over against him, saw that he so gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

Mark 15:40

And there were also women beholding from afar: among whom [were] both Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

Mark 15:41

who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him; and many other women that came up with him unto Jerusalem.

Mark 15:42

And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

Mark 15:43

there came Joseph of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who also himself was looking for the kingdom of God; and he boldly went in unto Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.

Mark 15:44

And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.

Mark 15:45

And when he learned it of the centurion, he granted the corpse to Joseph.

Mark 15:46

And he bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.

Mark 15:47

And Mary Magdalene and Mary the [mother] of Joses beheld where he was laid.

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