Mark 15:26-47 Bible in Basic English

26  And the statement of his crime was put in writing on the cross, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27  And they put two thieves on crosses with him, one on his right side, and one on his left. 28  [] 29  And those who went by made sport of him, shaking their heads, and saying, Ha! you who give the Temple to destruction, and put it up again in three days, 30  Keep yourself from death, and come down from the cross. 31  In the same way the chief priests, laughing at him among themselves with the scribes, said, A saviour of others, he has no salvation for himself. 32  Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, so that we may see and have belief. And those who were put on crosses with him said evil things against him.

33  And when the sixth hour had come, it was dark over all the land till the ninth hour. 34  And at the ninth hour, Jesus said in a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, My God, my God, why are you turned away from me? 35  And some of those who were near, hearing it, said, See, he is crying to Elijah. 36  And one of them went quickly and, getting a sponge full of bitter wine, put it on a rod, and gave it to him for drink, saying, Let be; let us see if Elijah will come to take him down. 37  And Jesus gave a loud cry, and gave up his spirit. 38  And the curtain of the Temple was parted in two from end to end. 39  And when the captain, who was near, saw how he gave up his spirit, he said, Truly this man was a son of God. 40  And there were women watching from a distance: among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome, 41  Who went with him when he was in Galilee and took care of him; and a number of other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.

The Burial of Jesus

42  And when it was evening, because it was the time of getting ready, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43  There came Joseph of Arimathaea, a responsible man in high honour, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God; and he went in to Pilate without fear, and made a request for the body of Jesus. 44  And Pilate was surprised that he was dead; and, sending for the captain, he put a question to see if he had been dead for long. 45  And when he had news of it from the captain, he let Joseph have the body. 46  And he got a linen cloth and, taking him down, put the linen cloth round him, and put him in a place for the dead which had been cut out of a rock; and a stone was rolled against the door. 47  And Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Joses, saw where he was put.

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