Jesus Faces Pilate(A)

15 Immediately, (B)in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council; and they bound Jesus, led Him away, and (C)delivered Him to Pilate. (D)Then Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

He answered and said to him, It is as you say.”

And the chief priests accused Him of many things, but He (E)answered nothing. (F)Then Pilate asked Him again, saying, “Do You answer nothing? See how many things [a]they testify against You!” (G)But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marveled.

Taking the Place of Barabbas(H)

Now (I)at the feast he was accustomed to releasing one prisoner to them, whomever they requested. And there was one named Barabbas, who was chained with his fellow rebels; they had committed murder in the rebellion. Then the multitude, [b]crying aloud, began to ask him to do just as he had always done for them. But Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” 10 For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy.

11 But (J)the chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them. 12 Pilate answered and said to them again, “What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the (K)King of the Jews?”

13 So they cried out again, “Crucify Him!”

14 Then Pilate said to them, “Why, (L)what evil has He done?”

But they cried out all the more, “Crucify Him!”

15 (M)So Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him, to be (N)crucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus(O)

16 (P)Then the soldiers led Him away into the hall called [c]Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison. 17 And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head, 18 and began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 Then they (Q)struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him. 20 And when they had (R)mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.

The King on a Cross(S)

21 (T)Then they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross. 22 (U)And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. 23 (V)Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it. 24 And when they crucified Him, (W)they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.

25 Now (X)it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26 And (Y)the inscription of His [d]accusation was written above:


27 (Z)With Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left. 28 [e]So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, (AA)“And He was numbered with the transgressors.”

29 And (AB)those who passed by blasphemed Him, (AC)wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! (AD)You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 save Yourself, and come down from the cross!”

31 Likewise the chief priests also, (AE)mocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved (AF)others; Himself He cannot save. 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and [f]believe.”

Even (AG)those who were crucified with Him reviled Him.

Jesus Dies on the Cross(AH)

33 Now (AI)when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, (AJ)“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, “Look, He is calling for Elijah!” 36 Then (AK)someone ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, and (AL)offered it to Him to drink, saying, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.”

37 (AM)And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.

38 Then (AN)the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 So (AO)when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that [g]He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!”

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  1. Mark 15:4 NU of which they accuse You
  2. Mark 15:8 NU going up
  3. Mark 15:16 The governor’s headquarters
  4. Mark 15:26 crime
  5. Mark 15:28 NU omits v. 28.
  6. Mark 15:32 M believe Him
  7. Mark 15:39 NU He thus breathed His last

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and (A)became (B)obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

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Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb(A)

57 Now (B)when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. 58 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. 59 When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and (C)laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting [a]opposite the tomb.

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51 Then, behold, (A)the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;

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23 for (A)all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

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23 For (A)the wages of sin is death, but (B)the [a]gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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  1. Romans 6:23 free gift

35 And the angel answered and said to her, (A)The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called (B)the Son of God.

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46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, (A)‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ (B)Having said this, He breathed His last.

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22 “Who(A) committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;

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All who dwell on the earth will worship him, (A)whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain (B)from the foundation of the world.

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59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, (A)receive my spirit.”

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17 “Therefore My Father (A)loves Me, (B)because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I (C)have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. (D)This command I have received from My Father.”

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10 Then Pilate said to Him, “Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have [a]power to crucify You, and power to release You?”

11 Jesus answered, (A)“You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore (B)the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

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  1. John 19:10 authority

It Is Finished

28 After this, Jesus, [a]knowing that all things were now accomplished, (A)that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and (B)they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.

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  1. John 19:28 M seeing

Jesus’ Side Is Pierced

31 (A)Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, (B)that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a (C)high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.

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21 They also gave me gall for my food,
(A)And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

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