Mark 15

And forthwith, in the morning, the chief priests with the Elders and the Scribes, and the whole Sanhedrim, held a consultation. And they bound Jesus, and led him away, and delivered him over to Pilate the president. And Pilate asked him: Art thou the king of the Jews? He replied and said to him: Thou hast said. And the chief priests accused him of many things. And Pilate again questioned him, and said to him: Makest thou no reply? See how much they testify against thee! But Jesus gave no answer; so that Pilate wondered. And it was his custom, at each festival, to release to them one prisoner, whom they might desire. And there was one named Bar Abas, who was confined with the movers of sedition, who had committed murder in the insurrection. And the people clamored, and began to demand, that he should do to them as he was accustomed. And Pilate answered, and said: Will ye, that I release to you the king of the Jews? 10 For Pilate knew that the chief priests, from envy, had delivered him up. 11 But the chief priests further persuaded the multitudes, that Bar Abas should be released to them. 12 And Pilate said to them: What will ye, therefore, that I do to him whom ye call king of the Jews? 13 And they again cried out: Crucify him. 14 And Pilate said to them: But what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more: Crucify him. 15 And Pilate was willing to gratify the wishes of the multitudes; and he released to them Bar Abas; and, having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to them to be crucified. 16 And the soldiers led him into the hall which was the Praetorium ; and they called together the whole regiment; 17 and they clothed him in purple, and braided a crown of thorns and put upon him; 18 and began to salute him with, " Hail, king of the Jews!" 19 And they smote him on the head with a reed and spit in his face, and bowed upon their knees and worshipped him. 20 And having mocked him, they divested him of the purple, and clothed him in his own garments, and led him forth to crucify him. 21 And they compelled a passer-by, Simon the Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, who was coming from the fields, to bear his cross. 22 And they brought him to Golgotha, the place which is interpreted a Skull. 23 And they gave him to drink wine in which myrrh was mixed; and he would not receive it. 24 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments; and cast the lot upon them, what each should take. 25 And it was the third hour when they crucified him. 26 And the cause of his death was written in the inscription: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27 And they crucified with him two robbers, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 28 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith: He was accounted among the wicked. 29 And they also that passed by, reviled him; and, nodding their heads, they said: Aha, thou that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days, 30 rescue thyself, and come down from the cross. 31 And so also the chief priests, jeering one with another, and the Scribes, said: He gave life to others, his own life he cannot save. 32 Let Messiah, the king of the Jews, now descend from the cross, that we may see it and believe in him. And those also who were crucified with him, derided him. 33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, and said: Il, Il, lemono shebakthone; that is: My God, my God; why hast thou forsaken me? 35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said: He calleth for Elijah. 36 And one ran and filled a sponge with vinegar, and tied it on a reed, to offer him drink. And they said: Desist; let us see if Elijah will come to take him down. 37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and expired. 38 And the curtain of the door of the temple was rent, from the top to the bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who was standing near him, saw that he so cried and expired, he said: Verily, this was the Son of God. 40 And there were women looking on, from a distance, Mary Magdalena, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; 41 who, when he was in Galilee adhered to him, and ministered to him; and many other women, who had come up with him to Jerusalem. 42 And, as it was the eve of preparation, which precedeth the sabbath, 43 Joseph of Ramath, an honorable counsellor, who also himself waited for the kingdom of God, came, and assuming courage, went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 44 And Pilate wondered that he should be already dead. And he called the centurion, and inquired if he had been any time dead. 45 And when he learned it, he gave his body to Joseph. 46 And Joseph bought fine linen, and took it down, and wrapped it in the linen, and deposited it in a sepulchre that was hewed in a rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the sepulchre. 47 And Mary Magdalena and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.
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