Jesus Is Mocked

16 (A)Now the soldiers took Him away into (B)the [a]palace (that is, the Praetorium), and they *called together the whole Roman [b](C)cohort. 17 And they *dressed Him in [c]purple, and after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on Him; 18 and they began saluting Him: “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 And they repeatedly beat His head with a [d]reed and spit on Him, and kneeling, they bowed down before Him. 20 And after they had mocked Him, they took the [e]purple cloak off Him and put His own garments on Him. And they *led Him out to crucify Him.

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  1. Mark 15:16 Or court
  2. Mark 15:16 Normally 600 men (the number varied)
  3. Mark 15:17 Prob. a term for a Roman soldier’s red cloak (cf. Matt 27:28)
  4. Mark 15:19 Or staff (made of a reed)
  5. Mark 15:20 See note v 17