Mark 15:26–47

26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.t

27 They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left. [28]a 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their headsu and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,v 30 come down from the cross and save yourself!” 31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked himw among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! 32 Let this Messiah,x this king of Israel,y come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

The Death of Jesus

15:33–41pp—Mt 27:45–56; Lk 23:44–49; Jn 19:29–30

33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.z 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).b a

35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”

36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar,b put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.

37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.c

38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.d 39 And when the centurion,e who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died,c he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”f

40 Some women were watching from a distance.g Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph,d and Salome.h 41 In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.i

The Burial of Jesus

15:42–47pp—Mt 27:57–61; Lk 23:50–56; Jn 19:38–42

42 It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath).j So as evening approached, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council,k who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God,l went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. 44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. 45 When he learned from the centurionm that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph. 46 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.n 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Josepho saw where he was laid.

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