Mark 15:42
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New American Standard Bible
When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

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

Darby Bible Translation
And when it was already evening, since it was the preparation, that is, the day before a 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,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The even - The time after three o'clock in the afternoon.

The Preparation ... - The following day was to be a day of special solemnity, called the "great day" of the feast. More than ordinary preparation was therefore made for "that" Sabbath on the day before. Hence, the day was known as a day of preparation. This consisted in the preparation of food, etc., to be used on the Sabbath.

Mark 15:42 Parallel Commentaries

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The Death which Gives Life
'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. 22. And they bring Him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. 23. And they gave Him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but He received it not. 24. And when they had crucified Him, they parted His garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. 25. And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26. And the superscription
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Calvary
"And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him." "That He might sanctify the people with His own blood," Christ "suffered without the gate." Heb. 13:12. For transgression of the law of God, Adam and Eve were banished from Eden. Christ, our substitute, was to suffer without the boundaries of Jerusalem. He died outside the gate, where felons and murderers were executed. Full of significance are the words, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

The Fourth Word
"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani."--ST. MATT. XXVII. 46; ST. MARK XV. 34. There are three peculiar and distinguishing features of this fourth word which our Saviour uttered from His Cross. 1. It is the only one of the Seven which finds a place in the earliest record of our Lord's life, contained in the matter common to St. Matthew and St. Mark. 2. It is the only one which has been preserved to us in the original Aramaic, in the very syllables which were formed by the lips of Christ. 3. It is the
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis

The Shortest of the Seven Cries
As these seven sayings were so faithfully recorded, we do not wonder that they have frequently been the subject of devout meditation. Fathers and confessors, preachers and divines have delighted to dwell upon every syllable of these matchless cries. These solemn sentences have shone like the seven golden candlesticks or the seven stars of the Apocalypse, and have lighted multitudes of men to him who spake them. Thoughtful men have drawn a wealth of meaning from them, and in so doing have arranged
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 24: 1878

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

Matthew 27:62
Now on the next day, the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate,

Luke 23:50
And a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man

Luke 23:54
It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.

John 19:38
After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body.

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

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