Mark 15:31
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New International Version
In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself!

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

Darby Bible Translation
In like manner the chief priests also, with the scribes, mocking with one another, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save.

World English Bible
Likewise, also the chief priests mocking among themselves with the scribes said, "He saved others. He can't save himself.

Young's Literal Translation
And in like manner also the chief priests, mocking with one another, with the scribes, said, 'Others he saved; himself he is not able to save.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The scripture was fulfilled - All this verse is wanting in many MSS., some versions, and several of the fathers.

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Psalm 2:1-4 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing...

Psalm 22:16,17 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet...

Matthew 27:41-43 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said...

Luke 23:35-37 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself...

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John 11:47-52 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles...

John 12:23,24 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified...

1 Peter 3:17,18 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing...

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Simon the Cyrenian
'And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His Cross.'--Mark xv. 21. How little these soldiers knew that they were making this man immortal! What a strange fate that is which has befallen chose persons in the Gospel narrative, who for an instant came into contact with Jesus Christ. Like ships passing athwart the white ghostlike splendour of moonlight on the sea, they gleam silvery pure for a moment as they cross its
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Dying Saviour Our Example.
(On Good Friday.) TEXT: MARK xv. 34-41. HEAVENLY Father! On all who are assembling to day to commemorate the death of the Holy One, in whom Thou wast well pleased, look graciously down! Let not one go away from the cross of Thy Well-beloved without exclaiming, with new, living faith, Truly this was the Son of God! Let not one wipe away his tears of emotion until the heartfelt desire has taken possession of him that his end may be like that of this righteous One! Let not the feeling of holy reverence
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Pilate
"And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate." ". . . And they lead Him out to crucify Him." MARK 15:1-20 (R.V.) WITH morning came the formal assembly, which St. Mark dismisses in a single verse. It was indeed a disgraceful mockery. Before the trial began its members had prejudged the case, passed sentence by anticipation, and abandoned Jesus, as one
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Christ Crucified
"And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear His cross. And they bring Him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they offered Him wine mingled with myrrh: but He received it not. And they crucify Him, and part His garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. And the superscription of
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Matthew 27:42
"He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.

Mark 15:30
come down from the cross and save yourself!"

Luke 23:35
The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is God's Messiah, the Chosen One."

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