Mark 15

1And immediately in the morning, after the leaders of the priests had taken counsel with the elders and the scribes and the entire council, binding Jesus, they led him away and delivered him to Pilate. 2And Pilate questioned him, “You are the king of the Jews?” But in response, he said to him, “You are saying it.” 3And the leaders of the priests accused him in many things. 4Then Pilate again questioned him, saying: “Do you not have any response? See how greatly they accuse you.” 5But Jesus continued to give no response, so that Pilate wondered. 6Now on the feast day, he was accustomed to release to them one of the prisoners, whomever they requested. 7But there was one called Barabbas, who had committed murder in the sedition, who was confined with those of the sedition. 8And when the crowd had ascended, they began to petition him to do as he always did for them. 9But Pilate answered them and said, “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” 10For he knew that it was out of envy that the leaders of the priests had betrayed him. 11Then the chief priests incited the crowd, so that he would release Barabbas to them instead. 12But Pilate, responding again, said to them: “Then what do you want me to do with the king of the Jews?” 13But again they cried out, “Crucify him.” 14Yet truly, Pilate said to them: “Why? What evil has he done?” But they cried out all the more, “Crucify him.” 15Then Pilate, wishing to satisfy the people, released Barabbas to them, and he delivered Jesus, having severely scourged him, to be crucified. 16Then the soldiers led him away to the court of the praetorium. And they called together the entire cohort. 17And they clothed him with purple. And platting a crown of thorns, they placed it on him. 18And they began to salute him: “Hail, king of the Jews.” 19And they struck his head with a reed, and they spit on him. And kneeling down, they reverenced him. 20And after they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple, and they clothed him in his own garments. And they led him away, so that they might crucify him. 21And they compelled a certain passerby, Simon the Cyrenian, who was arriving from the countryside, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to take up his cross. 22And they led him through to the place called Golgotha, which means, ‘the Place of Calvary.’ 23And they gave him wine with myrrh to drink. But he did not accept it. 24And while crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting lots over them, to see who would take what. 25Now it was the third hour. And they crucified him. 26And the title of his case was written as: THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27And with him they crucified two robbers: one at his right, and the other at his left. 28And the scripture was fulfilled, which says: “And with the iniquitous he was reputed.” 29And the passersby blasphemed him, shaking their heads and saying, “Ah, you who would destroy the temple of God, and in three days rebuild it, 30save yourself by descending from the cross.” 31And similarly the leaders of the priests, mocking him with the scribes, said to one another: “He saved others. He is not able to save himself. 32Let the Christ, the king of Israel, descend now from the cross, so that we may see and believe.” Those who were crucified with him also insulted him. 33And when the sixth hour arrived, a darkness occurred over the entire earth, until the ninth hour. 34And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani?” which means, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” 35And some of those standing near, upon hearing this, said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36Then one of them, running and filling a sponge with vinegar, and placing it around a reed, gave it to him to drink, saying: “Wait. Let us see if Elijah will come to take him down.” 37Then Jesus, having emitted a loud cry, expired. 38And the veil of the temple was torn in two, from the top to the bottom. 39Then the centurion who stood opposite him, seeing that he had expired while crying out in this way, said: “Truly, this man was the Son of God.” 40Now there were also women watching from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome, 41(and while he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him) and many other women, who had ascended along with him to Jerusalem. 42And when evening had now arrived (because it was the Preparation Day, which is before the Sabbath) 43there arrived Joseph of Arimathea, a noble council member, who himself was also awaiting the kingdom of God. And he boldly entered to Pilate and petitioned for the body of Jesus. 44But Pilate wondered if he had already died. And summoning a centurion, he questioned him as to whether he was already dead. 45And when he had been informed by the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. 46Then Joseph, having bought a fine linen cloth, and taking him down, wrapped him in the fine linen and laid him in a sepulcher, which was hewn from a rock. And he rolled a stone to the entrance of the tomb. 47Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph observed where he was laid.
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