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Mark 15 1 Very early in the morning the leading priests, other leaders, and teachers of religious law--the entire high council--met to discuss their next step. They bound Jesus and took him to Pilate, the Roman governor.
Mark 15 2 Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus replied, "Yes, it is as you say."
Mark 15 3 Then the leading priests accused him of many crimes,
Mark 15 4 and Pilate asked him, "Aren't you going to say something? What about all these charges against you?"
Mark 15 5 But Jesus said nothing, much to Pilate's surprise.
Mark 15 6 Now it was the governor's custom to release one prisoner each year at Passover time--anyone the people requested.
Mark 15 7 One of the prisoners at that time was Barabbas, convicted along with others for murder during an insurrection.
Mark 15 8 The mob began to crowd in toward Pilate, asking him to release a prisoner as usual.
Mark 15 9 "Should I give you the King of the Jews?" Pilate asked.
Mark 15 10 (For he realized by now that the leading priests had arrested Jesus out of envy.)
Mark 15 11 But at this point the leading priests stirred up the mob to demand the release of Barabbas instead of Jesus.
Mark 15 12 "But if I release Barabbas," Pilate asked them, "what should I do with this man you call the King of the Jews?"
Mark 15 13 They shouted back, "Crucify him!"
Mark 15 14 "Why?" Pilate demanded. "What crime has he committed?" But the crowd only roared the louder, "Crucify him!"
Mark 15 15 So Pilate, anxious to please the crowd, released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to crucify him.
Mark 15 16 The soldiers took him into their headquarters and called out the entire battalion.
Mark 15 17 They dressed him in a purple robe and made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head.
Mark 15 18 Then they saluted, yelling, "Hail! King of the Jews!"
Mark 15 19 And they beat him on the head with a stick, spit on him, and dropped to their knees in mock worship.
Mark 15 20 When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified.
Mark 15 21 A man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, was coming in from the country just then, and they forced him to carry Jesus' cross. (Simon is the father of Alexander and Rufus.)
Mark 15 22 And they brought Jesus to a place called Golgotha (which means Skull Hill).
Mark 15 23 They offered him wine drugged with myrrh, but he refused it.
Mark 15 24 Then they nailed him to the cross. They gambled for his clothes, throwing dice to decide who would get them.
Mark 15 25 It was nine o'clock in the morning when the crucifixion took place.
Mark 15 26 A signboard was fastened to the cross above Jesus' head, announcing the charge against him. It read: "The King of the Jews."
Mark 15 27 Two criminals were crucified with him, their crosses on either side of his.
Mark 15 28 See Footnote
Mark 15 29 And the people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery. "Ha! Look at you now!" they yelled at him. "You can destroy the Temple and rebuild it in three days, can you?
Mark 15 30 Well then, save yourself and come down from the cross!"
Mark 15 31 The leading priests and teachers of religious law also mocked Jesus. "He saved others," they scoffed, "but he can't save himself!
Mark 15 32 Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down from the cross so we can see it and believe him!" Even the two criminals who were being crucified with Jesus ridiculed him.
Mark 15 33 At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock.
Mark 15 34 Then, at that time Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Mark 15 35 Some of the bystanders misunderstood and thought he was calling for the prophet Elijah.
Mark 15 36 One of them ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, holding it up to him on a stick so he could drink. "Leave him alone. Let's see whether Elijah will come and take him down!" he said.
Mark 15 37 Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last.
Mark 15 38 And the curtain in the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
Mark 15 39 When the Roman officer who stood facing him saw how he had died, he exclaimed, "Truly, this was the Son of God!"
Mark 15 40 Some women were there, watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James the younger and of Joseph ), and Salome.
Mark 15 41 They had been followers of Jesus and had cared for him while he was in Galilee. Then they and many other women had come with him to Jerusalem.
Mark 15 42 This all happened on Friday, the day of preparation, the day before the Sabbath. As evening approached,
Mark 15 43 an honored member of the high council, Joseph from Arimathea (who was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come), gathered his courage and went to Pilate to ask for Jesus' body.
Mark 15 44 Pilate couldn't believe that Jesus was already dead, so he called for the Roman military officer in charge and asked him.
Mark 15 45 The officer confirmed the fact, and Pilate told Joseph he could have the body.
Mark 15 46 Joseph bought a long sheet of linen cloth, and taking Jesus' body down from the cross, he wrapped it in the cloth and laid it in a tomb that had been carved out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone in front of the entrance.
Mark 15 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where Jesus' body was laid.