42 (A)The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape.

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19 And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and (A)ordered that they should be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent time there.

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40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”

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15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having (A)scourged[a] Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

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16 (B)And the soldiers led him away inside (C)the palace (that is, (D)the governor's headquarters),[b] and they called together the whole (E)battalion.[c] 17 And they clothed him in (F)a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 And they began to salute him, (G)“Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 And they were striking his head with a reed and (H)spitting on him and (I)kneeling down in homage to him. 20 And when they had (J)mocked him, they stripped him of (K)the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they (L)led him out to crucify him.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 15:15 A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing embedded pieces of bone and metal
  2. Mark 15:16 Greek the praetorium
  3. Mark 15:16 Greek cohort; a tenth of a Roman legion, usually about 600 men

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that (A)the same event happens to all. Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and (B)madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

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10 (A)Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
    but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

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20 Have regard for (A)the covenant,
    for (B)the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.

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