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But the mob roared even louder, “Crucify
15 So to pacify the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He ordered Jesus flogged with a
lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the
Roman soldiers to be crucified.
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
16 The soldiers took Jesus into the courtyard of
the governor’s headquarters (called the Praetorium) and called out the entire regiment. 17 They
dressed him in a purple robe, and they wove
thorn branches into a crown and put it on his
head. 18 Then they saluted him and taunted, “Hail!
King of the Jews!” 19 And they struck him on the
head with a reed stick, spit on him, and dropped
to their knees in mock worship. 20 When they
were finally tired of mocking him, they took off
the purple robe and put his own clothes on him
again. Then they led him away to be crucified.
The Crucifixion
21 A passerby named Simon, who was from Cyrene,* was coming in from the countryside just
then, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus’
cross. (Simon was the father of Alexander and
Rufus.) 22 And they brought Jesus to a place
called Golgotha (which means “Place of the
Skull”). 23 They offered him wine drugged with
myrrh, but he refused it.
24 Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross.
They divided his clothes and threw dice* to
decide who would get each piece. 25 It was nine
o’clock in the morning when they crucified him.
26 A sign announced the charge against him. It
read, “The King of the Jews.” 27 Two revolutionaries* were crucified with him, one on his right
and one on his left.*
29 The people passing by shouted abuse,
shaking their heads in mockery. “Ha! Look at
you now!” they yelled at him. “You said you
were going to destroy the Temple and rebuild
it in three days. 30 Well then, save yourself and
come down from the cross!”
31 The leading priests and teachers of religious law also mocked Jesus. “He saved others,”
they scoffed, “but he can’t save himself! 32 Let
this Messiah, this King of Israel, come down
from the cross so we can see it and believe him!”
Even the men who were crucified with Jesus
ridiculed him.
The Death of Jesus
33 At noon, darkness fell across the whole land
until three o’clock. 34 Then at three o’clock Jesus
called out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema
sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God,
why have you abandoned me?”*
35 Some of the bystanders misunderstood and
thought he was calling for the prophet Elijah.
36 One of them ran and filled a sponge with sour
wine, holding it up to him on a reed stick so he
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could drink. “Wait!” he said. “Let’s see whether
Elijah comes to take him down!”
37 Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and
breathed his last. 38 And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top
to bottom.
39 When the Roman officer* who stood facing
him* saw how he had died, he exclaimed, “This
man truly was the Son of God!”
40 Some women were there, watching from a
distance, including Mary Magdalene, Mary (the
mother of James the younger and of Joseph*),
and Salome. 41 They had been followers of Jesus
and had cared for him while he was in Galilee.
Many other women who had come with him to
Jerusalem were also there.
The Burial of Jesus
42 This all happened on Friday, the day of preparation,* the day before the Sabbath. As evening
approached, 43 Joseph of Arimathea took a risk
and went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body.
( Joseph was an honored member of the high
council, and he was waiting for the Kingdom of
God to come.) 44 Pilate couldn’t believe that Jesus
was already dead, so he called for the Roman officer and asked if he had died yet. 45 The officer
confirmed that Jesus was dead, so Pilate told
Joseph he could have the body. 46 Joseph bought
a long sheet of linen cloth. Then he took Jesus’
body down from the cross, wrapped it in the
cloth, and laid it in a tomb that had been carved
out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone in front
of the entrance. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the
mother of Joseph saw where Jesus’ body was laid.
The Resurrection
Saturday evening, when the Sabbath
ended, Mary Magdalene, Mary the
mother of James, and Salome went out and purchased burial spices so they could anoint Jesus’
body. 2 Very early on Sunday morning,* just at
sunrise, they went to the tomb. 3 On the way they
were asking each other, “Who will roll away the
stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4 But
as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the
stone, which was very large, had already been
rolled aside.
5 When they entered the tomb, they saw a
young man clothed in a white robe sitting on
the right side. The women were shocked, 6 but
the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth,* who was crucified.
He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look,
15:21 Cyrene was a city in northern Africa. 15:24 Greek cast
lots. See Ps 22:18. 15:27a Or Two criminals. 15:27b Some
manuscripts add verse 28, And the Scripture was fulfilled that
said, “He was counted among those who were rebels.” See Isa
53:12; also compare Luke 22:37. 15:34 Ps 22:1. 15:39a Greek
the centurion; similarly in 15:44, 45. 15:39b Some manuscripts
add heard his cry and. 15:40 Greek Joses; also in 15:47.
See Matt 27:56. 15:42 Greek It was the day of preparation.
16:2 Greek on the first day of the week; also in 16:9. 16:6 Or
Jesus the Nazarene.
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this is where they laid his body. 7 Now go and tell
his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going
ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there,
just as he told you before he died.”
8 The women fled from the tomb, trembling
and bewildered, and they said nothing to anyone because they were too frightened.*
[The most ancient manuscripts of Mark
conclude with verse 16:8. Later manuscripts
add one or both of the following endings.]
[Shorter Ending of Mark]
Then they briefly reported all this to Peter and
his companions. Afterward Jesus himself sent
them out from east to west with the sacred and
unfailing message of salvation that gives eternal life. Amen.
[Longer Ending of Mark]
9 After
Jesus rose from the dead early on Sunday morning, the first person who saw him was
16:8 The most reliable early manuscripts of the Gospel of Mark
end at verse 8. Other manuscripts include various endings
to the Gospel. A few include both the “shorter ending” and
the “longer ending.” The majority of manuscripts include
the “longer ending” immediately after verse 8. 16:14 Some
early manuscripts add: And they excused themselves, saying,
“This age of lawlessness and unbelief is under Satan, who does
not permit God’s truth and power to conquer the evil [unclean]
spirits. Therefore, reveal your justice now.” This is what they
said to Christ. And Christ replied to them, “The period of years
of Satan’s power has been fulfilled, but other dreadful things
will happen soon. And I was handed over to death for those
who have sinned, so that they may return to the truth and sin
no more, and so they may inherit the spiritual, incorruptible,
and righteous glory in heaven.” 16:17 Or new tongues; some
manuscripts do not include new.
Mary Magdalene, the woman from whom he
had cast out seven demons. 10 She went to the
disciples, who were grieving and weeping, and
told them what had happened. 11 But when she
told them that Jesus was alive and she had seen
him, they didn’t believe her.
12 Afterward he appeared in a different form
to two of his followers who were walking from
Jerusalem into the country. 13 They rushed back
to tell the others, but no one believed them.
14 Still later he appeared to the eleven disciples as they were eating together. He rebuked
them for their stubborn unbelief because they
refused to believe those who had seen him after
he had been raised from the dead.*
15 And then he told them, “Go into all the
world and preach the Good News to everyone.
16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be
saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will
be condemned. 17 These miraculous signs will
accompany those who believe: They will cast
out demons in my name, and they will speak in
new languages.* 18 They will be able to handle
snakes with safety, and if they drink anything
poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able
to place their hands on the sick, and they will
be healed.”
19 When the Lord Jesus had finished talking
with them, he was taken up into heaven and
sat down in the place of honor at God’s right
hand. 20 And the disciples went every where
and preached, and the Lord worked through
them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.

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