Mark 15:42
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New Living Translation
This all happened on Friday, the day of preparation, the day before the Sabbath. As evening approached,

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,

Mark 15:42 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

15:42 Because it was the day before the Sabbath - And the bodies might not hang on the Sabbath day: therefore they were in haste to have them taken down.

Mark 15:42 Parallel Commentaries

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The Centurion at the Cross.
MATT. XXVII. 54. Comp. MARK XV. 39. "Now, when the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying: Truly this was the [a] Son of God." LUKE XXIII. 47. "Now, when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying: Certainly this was a righteous man." Note.--The centurion here spoken of is the one who, according to Roman custom, presided over the execution (hence called by Seneca centurio supplicio præpositus;
Philip Schaff—The Person of Christ

Joseph of Arimathea
BY REV. ALFRED ROWLAND, D.D.. LL.B. "Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God."--MARK xv. 43. The crucifixion of our Lord produced strange and startling effects in moral experience, as well as in the physical world. The veil of the Temple was rent from top to bottom as if a hand from heaven had torn it, in order to teach men that the ancient ritual was done with. Darkness covered the earth, suggesting to thoughtful minds the guilt of the world and
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known

"Himself He could not Save. " --Mark xv. 31
"Himself He could not save."--Mark xv. 31. "He saved others," scorners cried, Beholding Jesus crucified; "Is this the Son of God with power? Lo, in His own afflictive hour, Himself he cannot save." He was the Son of God with power, He "came unto that very hour;" I'll joy in His reproach and shame, "He savest others;" I'll exclaim, "Himself He could not save." His agony and bloody sweat, His cross and passion paid my debt; He saved others when he fell, Yet,--who the mystery can tell? Himself, He
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns

Whether Christ was Buried in a Becoming Manner?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ was buried in an unbecoming manner. For His burial should be in keeping with His death. But Christ underwent a most shameful death, according to Wis. 2:20: "Let us condemn Him to a most shameful death." It seems therefore unbecoming for honorable burial to be accorded to Christ, inasmuch as He was buried by men of position---namely, by Joseph of Arimathea, who was "a noble counselor," to use Mark's expression (Mk. 15:43), and by Nicodemus, who was "a ruler of
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Matthew 27:57
As evening approached, Joseph, a rich man from Arimathea who had become a follower of Jesus,

Matthew 27:62
The next day, on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate.

Luke 23:50
Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish high council,

Luke 23:54
This was done late on Friday afternoon, the day of preparation, as the Sabbath was about to begin.

John 19:38
Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus' body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away.

Acts 13:29
"When they had done all that the prophecies said about him, they took him down from the cross and placed him in a tomb.

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