Mark 15:38
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New International Version
The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

New Living Translation
And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.

English Standard Version
And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.

New American Standard Bible
And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

King James Bible
And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom.

International Standard Version
The curtain in the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom.

NET Bible
And the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the curtain of the entrance of The Temple was ripped in two from the top unto the bottom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The curtain in the temple was split in two from top to bottom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

King James 2000 Bible
And the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.

American King James Version
And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

American Standard Version
And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom.

Darby Bible Translation
And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

English Revised Version
And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the vail of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom.

Weymouth New Testament
And the curtain in the Sanctuary was torn in two, from top to bottom.

World English Bible
The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.

Young's Literal Translation
and the veil of the sanctuary was rent in two, from top to bottom,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:33-41 There was a thick darkness over the land, from noon until three in the afternoon. The Jews were doing their utmost to extinguish the Sun of Righteousness. The darkness signified the cloud which the human soul of Christ was under, when he was making it an offering for sin. He did not complain that his disciples forsook him, but that his Father forsook him. In this especially he was made sin for us. When Paul was to be offered as a sacrifice for the service saints, he could joy and rejoice, Php 2:17; but it is another thing to be offered as a sacrifice for the sin of sinners. At the same instant that Jesus died, the veil of the temple was rent from the top to the bottom. This spake terror to the unbelieving Jews, and was a sign of the destruction of their church and nation. It speaks comfort to all believing Christians, for it signified the laying open a new and living way into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. The confidence with which Christ had openly addressed God as his Father, and committed his soul into his hands, seems greatly to have affected the centurion. Right views of Christ crucified will reconcile the believer to the thought of death; he longs to behold, love, and praise, as he ought, that Saviour who was wounded and pierced to save him from the wrath to come.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 38. - And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. There were two veils - one before the holy place, and the other before the holy of holies. The holy place would correspond to what we call the nave of the church, in which the priests were continually present; the holy of holies would correspond to our chancel choir - the holiest part of the building. This was always kept closed; nor might any one enter it but the high priest, and that only once in the year, on the day of expiation. The veil which was rent at our Lord's death was that which was placed before the holy of holies; it was called the καταπέτασμα. The outer veil was called κάλυμμα. It was the duty of the officiating priest, on the evening of the day of preparation, at the hour of evening prayer, which would correspond to the time of our Lord's death, to enter into the holy place, where he would of course be between the two curtains, or veils, the outer veil, or κάλυμμα, and the inner veil, or καταπέτασμα It would then be his business to roll back the κάλυμμα, or outer veil, thus exposing the holy place to the people, who would be in the. outer court. And then and there they would see, to their amazement, the καραπέτασμα, the inner veil, rent asunder from the top to the bottom. These veils or curtains, according to Josephus, were each forty cubits in height and ten in breadth, of great substance, very massive, and richly embroidered with gold and purple. Now, this rending of the veil signified

(1) that the whole of the Jewish dispensation, with its rites and ceremonies, was now unfolded by Christ; and that thenceforth the middle wall of partition was broken down, so that now, not the Jews only, but the Gentiles also might draw nigh by the blood of Christ. But

(2) it further signified that the way to heaven was laid open by our Lord's death. "When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers." The veil signified that heaven was closed to all, until Christ by his death rent this veil in twain, and laid open the way.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the vail of the temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom. At which time also there was an earthquake, and the rocks were rent, and graves were opened, as Matthew relates; see Gill on Matthew 27:51, Matthew 27:52.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Mr 15:38-47. Signs and Circumstances Following the Death of the Lord Jesus.—He Is Taken Down from the Cross and Buried—The Sepulchre Is Guarded. ( = Mt 27:51-66; Lu 23:45, 47-56; Joh 19:31-42).

See on [1520]Mt 27:51-56; and [1521]Joh 19:31-42.

Mark 15:38 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Death of Jesus
37And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. 38And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"…
Cross References
Exodus 26:31
"Make a curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with cherubim woven into it by a skilled worker.

Matthew 27:51
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split

Luke 23:45
for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Exodus 26:31-34 And you shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine …

Exodus 40:20,21 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves …

Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother…

2 Chronicles 3:8-14 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was according …

Matthew 27:51-53 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top …

Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the middle.

Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into …

Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, …

Hebrews 9:3-12 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all…

Hebrews 10:19-23 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by …

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