Mark 15:17
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New International Version
They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.

New Living Translation
They dressed him in a purple robe, and they wove thorn branches into a crown and put it on his head.

English Standard Version
And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him.

New American Standard Bible
They dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him;

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They dressed Him in a purple robe, twisted together a crown of thorns, and put it on Him.

International Standard Version
They dressed him in a purple robe, twisted some thorns into a victor's crown, and placed it on his head.

NET Bible
They put a purple cloak on him and after braiding a crown of thorns, they put it on him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they clothed him in purple and they wound and placed on him a crown of thorns.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They dressed him in purple, twisted some thorns into a crown, and placed it on his head.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they clothed him with purple and platted a crown of thorns and put it about his head

King James 2000 Bible
And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

American King James Version
And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

American Standard Version
And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it on him;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon him.

Darby Bible Translation
And they clothe him with purple, and bind round on him a crown of thorns which they had plaited.

English Revised Version
And they clothe him with purple, and plaiting a crown of thorns, they put it on him;

Webster's Bible Translation
And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

Weymouth New Testament
they arrayed Him in crimson, placed on His head a wreath of thorny twigs which they had twisted,

World English Bible
They clothed him with purple, and weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on him.

Young's Literal Translation
and clothe him with purple, and having plaited a crown of thorns, they put it on him,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:15-21 Christ met death in its greatest terror. It was the death of the vilest malefactors. Thus the cross and the shame are put together. God having been dishonoured by the sin of man, Christ made satisfaction by submitting to the greatest disgrace human nature could be loaded with. It was a cursed death; thus it was branded by the Jewish law, De 21:23. The Roman soldiers mocked our Lord Jesus as a King; thus in the high priest's hall the servants had mocked him as a Prophet and Saviour. Shall a purple or scarlet robe be matter of pride to a Christian, which was matter of reproach and shame to Christ? He wore the crown of thorns which we deserved, that we might wear the crown of glory which he merited. We were by sin liable to everlasting shame and contempt; to deliver us, our Lord Jesus submitted to shame and contempt. He was led forth with the workers of iniquity, though he did no sin. The sufferings of the meek and holy Redeemer, are ever a source of instruction to the believer, of which, in his best hours, he cannot be weary. Did Jesus thus suffer, and shall I, a vile sinner, fret or repine? Shall I indulge anger, or utter reproaches and threats because of troubles and injuries?

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 17, 18. - And they clothe him with purple, and plaiting a crown of thorns, they put it on him; and they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! They clothe him with purple (ἐνδύουσιν αὐτὸν πορφύραν). So also says St. John (John 21:2, ἱματιον πορφυροῦν). St. Matthew says (Matthew 27:28), "They put on him a scarlet robe (περιέθηκαν αὐτῷ χλαμύδα)." Purple and scarlet are not such very dissimilar colors. Purple is a royal color; and the chlamys of St. Matthew was a short military cloak of scarlet, intended to be a kind of royal livery. St. Cyril says that the purple cloak symbolized the kingdom of the whole world, which Christ was about to receive, and which he was to obtain by the shedding of his most precious blood. It was designed in mockery of his claim to be a King, and it probably bad a reference to his supposed insurrection against Caesar. All this was permitted by Pilate, in order that he might the more easily, after this ignominious treatment, deliver Christ from the extreme sentence. And plaiting a crown of thorns, they put it on him. The crown of thorns was in all probability woven from the Zizyphus spina Christi (the nabk of the Arabs), which grows abundantly in Palestine, fringing the banks of the Jordan. This plant would be very suitable for the purpose, having flexible branches, with leaves very much resembling the ivy leaf in their color, and with many sharp thorns. The pain arising from the pressure of these sharp thorns upon the head must have been excruciating. And they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! (Ξαῖρε βασιλεῦ τῶν Ἰουδαίων). This word, χαῖρε, was an ancient form of salutation; here used by the soldiers in bitter mockery of his claim to be a king.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they clothed him with purple,.... Matthew calls it a "scarlet" robe; and the Persic version here renders it a "red garment": it was of a colour resembling purple; it was pretty near it, and therefore so called; which is what kings were used to wear; and so in derision of him, as a king, clothed him with this mock purple robe; and which was very likely one of the soldiers' old coats:

and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head; for a crown, and also a reed in his hand, instead of a sceptre, as Matthew relates; See Gill on Matthew 26:28, Matthew 26:29.



Mark 15:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
16The soldiers took Him away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium), and they called together the whole Roman cohort. 17They dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him; 18and they began to acclaim Him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"…
Cross References
Matthew 27:28
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,

Matthew 27:29
and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said.

Mark 15:16
The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers.

Mark 15:18
And they began to call out to him, "Hail, king of the Jews!"
Treasury of Scripture

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

Matthew 27:28-30 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe…

Luke 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nothing, and mocked him, …

John 19:2-5 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, …

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