Mark 15:42
New International Version
It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached,

New Living Translation
This all happened on Friday, the day of preparation, the day before the Sabbath. As evening approached,

English Standard Version
And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

Berean Study Bible
Now it was already evening. Since it was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath),

Berean Literal Bible
And evening having arrived already, since it was the Preparation, that is, the day before Sabbath,

King James Bible
And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

New King James Version
Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

New American Standard Bible
When evening had already come, since it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

NASB 1995
When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

NASB 1977
And when evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

Amplified Bible
When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

Christian Standard Bible
When it was already evening, because it was the day of preparation (that is, the day before the Sabbath),

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When it was already evening, because it was preparation day (that is, the day before the Sabbath),

American Standard Version
And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when it was Friday evening, which is before the Sabbath,

Contemporary English Version
It was now the evening before the Sabbath, and the Jewish people were getting ready for that sacred day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when evening was now come, (because it was the Parasceve, that is, the day before the sabbath,)

English Revised Version
And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It was Friday evening, before the day of worship,

International Standard Version
It was the Day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath. Since it was already evening,

Literal Standard Version
And now evening having come, seeing it was the Preparation, that is, before Sabbath,

NET Bible
Now when evening had already come, since it was the day of preparation (that is, the day before the Sabbath),

New Heart English Bible
When evening had now come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

Weymouth New Testament
Towards sunset, as it was the Preparation--that is, the day preceding the Sabbath--

World English Bible
When evening had now come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

Young's Literal Translation
And now evening having come, seeing it was the preparation, that is, the fore-sabbath,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Burial of Jesus
41These women had followed Jesus and ministered to Him while He was in Galilee, and there were many other women who had come up to Jerusalem with Him. 42Now it was already evening. Since it was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath), 43Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent Council member who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God, boldly went to Pilate to ask for the body of Jesus.…

Cross References
Matthew 27:57
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, who himself was a disciple of Jesus.

Matthew 27:62
The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and Pharisees assembled before Pilate.

Luke 23:50
Now there was a Council member named Joseph, a good and righteous man,

Luke 23:54
It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was beginning.

John 19:38
Afterward, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus (but secretly for fear of the Jews), asked Pilate to let him remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and removed His body.

Acts 13:29
When they had carried out all that was written about Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Matthew 27:57,62
When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: …

Luke 23:50-54
And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counseller; and he was a good man, and a just: …

John 19:38
And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.









(42) The preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath.--The explanation, like that in Mark 7:2-3, is characteristic of St. Mark, as writing for Gentile readers. It fixes, with hardly the shadow of a doubt, the meaning of the word "preparation," as given in the Note on Matthew 27:62.

Verse 42. - And when even was now come. The sabbath commenced on the Friday evening at six o'clock. The evening commenced at three o'clock. Our Lord must be buried before six o'clock.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

it was
γενομένης (genomenēs)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

already
ἤδη (ēdē)
Adverb
Strong's 2235: Already; now at length, now after all this waiting. Apparently from e and de; even now.

evening.
ὀψίας (opsias)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3798: Late, evening. From opse; late; feminine afternoon or nightfall.

Since
ἐπεὶ (epei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1893: Of time: when, after; of cause: since, because; otherwise: else. From epi and ei; thereupon, i.e. Since.

it was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Preparation Day
Παρασκευή (Paraskeuē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3904: The day of preparation, the day before the Sabbath, Friday. As if from paraskeuazo; readiness.

(that
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

is,
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[the day] before the Sabbath),
προσάββατον (prosabbaton)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4315: The day before the Sabbath. From pro and sabbaton; a fore-sabbath, i.e. The Sabbath-eve.


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