Mark 15:1-25 Darby’s Translation

Jesus before Pilate

15 1  And immediately in the morning the chief priests, having taken counsel with the elders and scribes and the whole sanhedrim, bound Jesus and carried [him] away, and delivered [him] up to Pilate. 2  And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered and said to him, Thou sayest. 3  And the chief priests accused him urgently. 4  And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? See of how many things they bear witness against thee. 5  But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marvelled.

Jesus Sentenced to Die

6  But at [the] feast he released to them one prisoner, whomsoever they begged [of him]. 7  Now there was the [person] named Barabbas bound with those who had made insurrection with [him], [and] that had committed murder in the insurrection. 8  And the crowd crying out began to beg [that he would do] to them as he had always done. 9  But Pilate answered them saying, Will ye that I release to you the King of the Jews? 10  for he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up through envy. 11  But the chief priests stirred up the crowd that he might rather release Barabbas to them. 12  And Pilate answering said to them again, What will ye then that I do [to him] whom ye call King of the Jews? 13  And they cried out again, Crucify him. 14  And Pilate said to them, What evil then has he done? But they cried out the more urgently, Crucify him.

15  And Pilate, desirous of contenting the crowd, released to them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, that he might be crucified. 16  And the soldiers led him away into the court which is [called the] praetorium, and they call together the whole band. 17  And they clothe him with purple, and bind round on him a crown of thorns which they had plaited. 18  And they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! 19  And they struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and, bending the knee, did him homage. 20  And when they had mocked him, they took the purple off him, and put his own clothes on him; and they lead him out that they may crucify him.

The Crucifixion

21  And they compel to go [with them] a certain passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, that he might carry his cross.

22  And they bring him to the place [called] Golgotha, which, being interpreted, is Place of a skull. 23  And they offered him wine [to drink] medicated with myrrh; but he did not take [it]. 24  And having crucified him, they part his clothes amongst [themselves], casting lots on them, what each one should take. 25  And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.


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