Mark 15

JMNT(i) 1 Then as soon as it was dawn (or: right away, early in the morning,) the chief (or: ranking) priests, upon forming (convening) a council (or: holding and conducting consultation; [other MSS: having prepared {= reached} a decision upon counsel]) with the elders, the scribes (scholars; Torah specialists) and the whole Sanhedrin, [are] binding Jesus. They conducted [Him] away and turned [Him] over to Pilate. 2 So Pilate asked Him, "You [spoken emphatically, perhaps with disbelief] are the king of the Judeans?" Now He, giving a decided reply, is then saying to him, "You yourself are now saying [it] (or, may = If you say so; or: You [spoken emphatically] are presenting this thought and idea)." 3 Then the chief priests began bringing many charges and accusations against (or: down on) Him. 4 Yet Pilate continued with questioning Him again, saying, "Are you continuing giving no definite reply about anything? Consider how many charges and accusations they keep on bringing down on (or: against) you!" 5 But Jesus no longer made a response about anything – so that Pilate continued to be amazed (filled with wonder, astonishment and marvel). 6 Now corresponding to [the] festival (or: feast), he was customarily releasing to them one prisoner – whomever they had been requesting by petition. 7 And now there was the man being commonly called Bar-Abbas (the father's son) – being bound with the insurrectionists (insurgents; rebels) who themselves had committed murder in the insurrection (or: the revolt). 8 So upon coming up, the crowd – shouting – started to be repeatedly requesting in accordance to what he was customarily always doing for them. 9 Yet Pilate put a discerning question to them, saying, "Are you folks presently intending (or: continuing in wanting) [that] I should release to you (or: set free for you people) 'the king of the Judeans'?" 10 You see, he had begun to be aware and continued recognizing from his personal experience that the chief (ranking) priests had turned Him over because of envy and jealousy. 11 Now the chief priests stirred up and incited the crowd to the end that he would rather release to them (or: set free for them) Bar-Abbas (= "son of the father"). 12 Yet Pilate again replied discerningly, continuing in speaking to them, "What, then, do you continue intending (or: are you presently wanting) [that] I should do [with; to] the fellow whom you folks continue calling 'the king of the Judeans'?" 13 Now those folks again made an outcry (or: shouted back), "Put him to death on a torture stake (Crucify him; Impale him) at once!" 14 But Pilate continued saying to them, "Why? What bad or worthless thing did he do?" Still they exceedingly made outcry, "Put him to death on a torture stake (Crucify him; Impale him)!" 15 So Pilate, wanting and intending to do that which was sufficient to satisfy the crowd, released to them (or: set free for them) Bar-Abbas, and – upon scourging (severely whipping) [Him] – turned Jesus over so that He would be put to death on a torture stake (crucified). 16 Now the soldiers led Him away inside the courtyard – which is [part of the] Praetorium (i.e., the governor's headquarters, or palace) – and proceeded calling together the whole company of troops (squadron; battalion; detachment). 17 Then they proceed to clothe Him in a purple garment and, upon braiding (or: weaving) a thorny wreath, then proceed to put [it] on Him, around [His head – i.e., crowned Him]. 18 Next they started to repeatedly salute and greet Him, "Be constantly rejoicing (or: = Greetings and good day; or: Hail), O king of the Judeans!" 19 They also began striking (hitting; beating) His head with a reed staff (or: cane rod) and kept on spitting on Him and, repeatedly kneeling, continued doing obeisance (bowing down; [pretending] worship) to Him. 20 And so, when they had ridiculed (made fun of; mocked) Him, they stripped the purple garment from Him and clothed Him with His own outer garments. Then they are progressively leading Him out so that they could put Him on an execution stake (crucify Him). 21 A certain man – Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus – on his way coming from a field (or: [the] countryside) is continuing passing on by, and they proceed to compel his assistance (to commandeer or conscript [him] into service) to the end that he should pick up and carry His execution stake (or: cross). 22 So they continue bringing Him [until they come] upon the place Golgotha, which is being normally translated and interpreted, "a place of a skull." 23 Then they began trying to give Him wine to drink which had been drugged with myrrh. But He did not take (or: receive) [it]. 24 And so they continued in crucifying Him (attaching Him to the execution stake). Next they are proceeding to divide and distribute His outer garments, repeatedly casting a lot on them [to see] who would take what. 25 Now it was [the] third hour [of the day] (= 9 A.M.) when they crucified Him (attached Him to the execution stake), 26 and there was the inscription (epigraph) of the charge (accusation) brought against Him (= identifying His crime), having been written upon [the stake, or a placard]: "THE KING of the JUDEANS." 27 Furthermore, they continued the process of crucifixion by attaching two robbers on stakes, together with Him – one on the right of Him and one on left. 28 [note: omitted by WH, Panin, Tasker, Nestle-Aland, Concordant, bracketed by Griesbach, but found in later MSS & included in the Received Text: And the Scripture is fulfilled, the one saying, "And He is being thought to be (considered or counted as) belonging with lawless men."] 29 Meanwhile people, as they continued passing by on their way, began repeatedly speaking abusively (hurling insults; blaspheming; assessing villainy) to and at Him, continuously shaking (wagging; tossing) their heads and repeatedly saying, "Ha (or: Aha; Bah; Ooh)! The one progressively loosing-down and destroying the inner sanctuary of the temple, and then progressively building [it] within three days! 30 "Immediately rescue (save; deliver) yourself by at once stepping down from the stake (cross)!" 31 Likewise, the chief (ranking) priests with the scribes (scholars; theologians), also continuing in ridiculing (making fun; mocking) toward one another, kept on saying, "Other people he rescued (saved, delivered and healed) – himself he is not able (has no power) to rescue (save; deliver)! 32 "The 'Christ'! The 'King of Israel'! Let him step down now from the stake (cross) so that we can see and may believe!" Even those having been attached to stakes (crucified) together with Him had been unjustifiably reproaching Him (or: charging Him with disgrace). 33 Then, upon the coming of it being [the] sixth hour (= noon), darkness (dimness and gloomy shadiness; obscurity) came to be upon the whole land – until [the] ninth hour. 34 And at one point during the ninth hour, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, "Eloi! Eloi! Lama [other MSS: Lema] sabachthani?"– which is normally being translated and interpreted, "My God! My God! Into what do You leave Me down within?" (or: "Into what did You leave Me down to remain in union with?") [Ps. 22:1] 35 Then, upon hearing, some of the folks that had been standing nearby began saying, "Look (or: See; or: Consider)! He is summoning Elijah!" 36 Now someone, running and soaking a sponge with wine vinegar (or: sour wine that has a sharp taste) [and] putting it around [the end] of a reed-staff, began trying to cause Him to drink [Ps. 69:22], while saying, "Let [him] be! We can see if Elijah is now coming to take him down." 37 But Jesus, letting flow a loud sound (or: a great Voice), breathes out (or: expired; blows out [His] spirit; = died). 38 And then the curtain (or: veil) of the inner sanctuary ([divine] habitation) of the temple was split (torn; divided) into two [pieces] – from above until below (or: from top to bottom). 39 Now the centurion (Roman army officer in charge of 100 foot soldiers) – who had been standing at the opposite side facing Him – upon seeing that He expired (i.e., died; breathed out His life breath) this way, said, "Truly (or: In reality; Certainly) this man was God's Son!" 40 Now there were also women continuing in looking on from afar, among whom [were] also Miriam (or: Mary), the Magdalene (or: from Magdala), Mary the mother of Jacob (or: James) the younger (or: the Little) and of Yosi (or: Joses), as well as Salome 41those who had been following with (accompanying) Him and continued giving ministering service to Him when He was within the Galilee [district] – and many other women who were walking up together with Him into Jerusalem. 42 Later, with it already coming to be late in the afternoon (or: evening time), since it was being a preparation [day] which is before a sabbath, 43 Joseph from Arimathea – a prominent and reputable counselor (or: a member of the Council [the Sanhedrin]) who showed good form, who himself also was habitually focusing and progressively moving toward receiving God's reign (or: was constantly having a receptive, welcoming attitude toward the kingdom of God; was anticipating God's imperial rule) – demonstrating courage, entered within, [going] to Pilate, and requested the body of Jesus. 44 Yet Pilate became amazed and wondered if He had already died. So, summoning the centurion to himself, he made inquiry upon him if He already died off. 45 So then, ascertaining [it] from the centurion, he granted (freely gave) the corpse to Joseph. 46 Then after buying some linen cloth from the marketplace, upon taking Him down he wrapped [Him] in the linen cloth and put Him within a memorial tomb which was one having been quarried from out of a rock-mass, then rolled a stone forward – upon the entrance (opening; doorway) of the memorial tomb. 47 Now Mary the Magdalene and Mary the [mother] of Yosi (Joses) continued watching and were noting where He had been put.