Mark 15:39
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New International Version
And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"

New Living Translation
When the Roman officer who stood facing him saw how he had died, he exclaimed, "This man truly was the Son of God!"

English Standard Version
And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”

New American Standard Bible
When 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!"

King James Bible
And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the centurion, who was standing opposite Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "This man really was God's Son!"

International Standard Version
When the centurion who stood facing Jesus saw how he had cried out and breathed his last, he said, "This man certainly was the Son of God!"

NET Bible
Now when the centurion, who stood in front of him, saw how he died, he said, "Truly this man was God's Son!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when that Centurion who was standing with him saw that he had so cried out and expired, he said, “Truly, this man was the Son of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the officer who stood facing Jesus saw how he gave up his spirit, he said, "Certainly, this man was the Son of God!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the centurion, who stood in front of him, saw that he so cried out and expired, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And 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.

American King James Version
And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

American Standard Version
And when the centurion, who stood by over against him, saw that he so gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the centurion who stood over against him, seeing that crying out in this manner he had given up the ghost, said: Indeed this man was the son of God.

Darby Bible Translation
And the centurion who stood by over against him, when he saw that he had expired having thus cried out, said, Truly this man was Son of God.

English Revised Version
And when the centurion, which stood by over against him, saw that he so gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the centurion who stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and expired, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

Weymouth New Testament
And when the Centurion who stood in front of the cross saw that He was dead, he exclaimed, "This man was indeed God's Son."

World English Bible
When the centurion, who stood by opposite him, saw that he cried out like this and breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"

Young's Literal Translation
and the centurion who was standing over-against him, having seen that, having so cried out, he yielded the spirit, said, 'Truly this man was Son of God.'
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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 39. - And when the centurion, which stood by over against him (ὁ παρετηκὼς ἐξ ἐναντίας αὐτοῦ) saw that he so gave up the ghost. The words, "so cried out," are not in the most important authorities. It was the business of the centurion to watch all that took place, and to see that the sentence was executed. He must have been standing close under the cress; and there was that in the whole demeanour of the dying Sufferer, so different from anything that he had ever witnessed before, that it drew from him the involuntary exclamation, Truly this man was the Son of God. He had observed him through those weary hours; he had noticed the meekness and the dignity of the Sufferer; he had heard those words, so deeply impressed upon the faith and reverence of Christians, which fell from him from time to time as he hung there; and then at last he heard the piercing cry, so startling, so unexpected, which escaped him just before he yielded up his spirit; and he could come to no other conclusion than this, that he was in very deed God's Son. It has been supposed by some that this centurion was Longiuus, who was led by the miracles which accompanied the death of Christ, to acknowledge him to be the Son of God, and to be a herald of his resurrection, and was ultimately himself put to death for the sake of Christ in Cappadocia. St. Chrysostom repeats the common report, that on account of his faith he was at last crowned with martyrdom.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when the centurion, which stood over against him,.... To watch him, that nobody released him, and that he did not come down from the cross himself;

saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost; that he cried with so loud and strong a voice, and the next moment expired:

he said, truly this man was the Son of God; and so said the rest of the soldiers that were with them, as appears from Matthew 27:54; see Gill on Matthew 27:54.



Mark 15:39 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Death of Jesus
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!" 40There were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome.…
Cross References
Matthew 27:54
When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"

Mark 15:45
When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.

Luke 23:47
The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
Treasury of Scripture

And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

the centurion. The centurion was a military captain, and commander of a century, or

Mark 15:44 And Pilate marveled if he were already dead: and calling to him the …

Matthew 8:5-10 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, …

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion …

Acts 27:1-3,43 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered …

he said.

Matthew 27:43,54 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: …

Luke 23:47,48 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, …

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