Mark 15 ©

1 Christ is delivered up by the Jews to Pilate, and accused before him; of which being examined, He holds His peace. 6 Pilate endeavors to release Him, but upon the insistence of the people, he lets Barabbas loose, and delivers Christ to be crucified. 16 Whom the soldiers mock and mistreat. 21 Simon of Cyrene is compelled to bear His cross. 23 There is offered Him myrrh wine. 24 He is crucified with two murderers. 29 And reviled by those who pass by. 33 Darkness comes upon the earth. 34 Christ cries to His Father, and is mocked for it. 36 And as soon as vinegar was presented to Him, He gives up the ghost. 38 The veil of the temple rends. 40 Certain women behold it afar off. 42 Christ is buried by Joseph of Arimathea.


AND straightwaya in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and 1delivered him tob Pilate.


Andc Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, 2Thou sayest it.


And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.


Andd Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.


But Jesus yet answered 3nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.


Nowe4at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.


Andf there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.


And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do 5as he had ever done unto them.


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


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


Butg the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.


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


And they cried out again, Crucify him.


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


¶And so Pilate,h willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and 6delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.


Andi the soldiers led him away into the hall, called 7Prætorium; and they call together the whole band.


And they 8clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,


And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!


And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees 9worshipped him.


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


Andj they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of 10Alexander and Rufus, to bear 11his cross.


Andk they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, 12The place of a skull.


And they gave him to drink 13wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.


Andl when they had crucified him, they partedm his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.


And it was 14the third hour, and they crucified him.


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


And with him they crucify two 15thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.


Ando the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.


Andp they that passed by railedq on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thour that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,


Save thyself, and come down from the cross.


Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; 16himself he cannot save.


Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And 17they that were crucified with him reviled him.


Ands when the sixth hour was come, there was 18darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.


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


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


Andu one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and 19put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.


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


Andv20the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.


¶Andw when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he 21so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.


Therex were also women looking on afary off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and 22Mary the mother of James 23the less and of Joses, and 24Salome;


(Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;z) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.


¶Andaa now when the 25even was come, because it was 26the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,


Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for 27the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.


And Pilate marvelled 28if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.


And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.


And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laidab him in a sepulchre which was hewn 29out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.


And 30Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.