Mark 15
King James 2000

Jesus Delivered to Pilate

1And immediately 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 delivered him to Pilate.

2And Pilate asked him, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, You say it.

3And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.

4And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answer you nothing? behold how many things they witness against you.

5But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled.

6Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

7And there was one named Barabbas, who lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

8And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had always done unto them.

9But Pilate answered them, saying, Will you that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

10For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him out of envy.

11But the chief priests stirred up the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

12And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will you then that I shall do unto him whom you call the King of the Jews?

13And they cried out again, Crucify him.

14Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil has he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

15And so Pilate, willing to satisfy the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus

16And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they called together the whole band.

17And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

18And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

19And they struck him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshiped him.

20And 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.

The Crucifixion of Jesus

21And they compelled one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

22And they brought him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.

23And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

24And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots for them, what every man should take.

25And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

26And the superscription of his accusation was written, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

27And with him they crucified two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.

28And the scripture was fulfilled, which said, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

29And they that passed by derided him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, you that destroy the temple, and build it in three days,

30Save yourself, and come down from the cross.

31Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.

32Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.

Jesus Dies on the Cross

33And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

35And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calls Elijah.

36And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.

37And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up his spirit.

38And the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.

39And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up his spirit, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

40There were also women looking on from afar: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

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

Jesus Buried in Joseph's Tomb

42And now when the evening was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

43Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counselor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.

44And Pilate marveled that he was already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been for some time dead.

45And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.

46And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulcher.

47And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

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