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BibleGateway: Mark 15:1-20

ESV Text: Mark 15:1-20

Mark 15:1–20 (Listen)

Jesus Delivered to Pilate

15:1 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” And the chief priests accused him of many things. And Pilate again asked him, “Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.” But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.

Pilate Delivers Jesus to Be Crucified

Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked. And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas. And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he usually did for them. And he answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” 10 For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead. 12 And Pilate again said to them, “Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?” 13 And they cried out again, “Crucify him.” 14 And Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.” 15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged1 Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

Jesus Is Mocked

16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters),2 and they called together the whole battalion.3 17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 And they began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.

Footnotes

[1] 15:15 A Roman judicial penalty, consisting of a severe beating with a multi-lashed whip containing embedded pieces of bone and metal

[2] 15:16 Greek the praetorium

[3] 15:16 Greek cohort; a tenth of a Roman legion, usually about 600 men

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     1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. 2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. 3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. 4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. 5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled. 6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. 7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them. 9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. 11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. 12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? 13 And they cried out again, Crucify him. 14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

     15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. 16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. 17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, 18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! 19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 305 :
Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness

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1. Soul, adorn thyself with gladness, 
Leave behind all gloom and sadness; 
Come into the daylight’s splendor, 
There with joy thy praises render 
Unto Him whose grace unbounded 
Hath this woundrous supper founded. 
High o’er all the heavens He reigneth, 
Yet to dwell with thee He deigneth. 

2. Hasten as a bride to meet Him 
And with loving reverence greet Him; 
For with words of life immortal 
Now He knocketh at thy portal. 
Haste to ope the gates before Him, 
Saying, while thou dost adore Him, 
Suffer, Lord, that I receive Thee, 
And I nevermore will leave Thee. 

3. He who craves a precious treasure 
Neither cost nor pain will measure; 
But the priceless gifts of heaven 
God to us hath freely given. 
Though the wealth of earth were proffered, 
Naught would buy the fits here offered: 
Christ’s true body, for thee riven, 
And His blood, for thee once given. 

4. Ah, how hungers all my spirit 
For the love I do not merit! 
Oft have I, with sighs fast thronging, 
Thought upon this food with longing, 
In the battle well-nigh worsted, 
For this cup of life have thirsted, 
For the Friend who here invites us 
And to God Himself unites us. 

5. In my heart I find ascending 
Holy awe, with rapture blending, 
As this mystery I ponder, 
Filling all my soul with wonder, 
Bearing witness at this hour 
Of the greatness of Thy power; 
Far beyond all human telling 
Is the power within Him dwelling. 

6. Human reason, though it ponder, 
Cannot fathom this great wonder 
That Christ’s body e’er remaineth 
Though it countless souls sustaineth, 
And that He His blood is giving 
With the wine we are receiving. 
These great mysteries unsounded 
Are by God alone expounded. 

7. Jesus, Sun of Life, my Splendor, 
Jesus, Thou my Friend most tender, 
Jesus, Joy of my desiring, 
Fount of life, my soul inspiring, – 
At Thy feet I cry, my Maker, 
Let me be a fit partaker 
Of this blessed food from heaven, 
For our good, Thy glory, given. 

8. Lord, by love and mercy driven 
Thou hast left Thy throne in heaven 
On the cross for us to languish 
And to die in bitter anguish, 
To forego all joy and gladness 
And to shed Thy blood in sadness. 
By this blood, redeemed and living, 
Lord, I praise Thee with thanksgiving. 

9. Jesus, Bread of Life, I pray Thee, 
Let me gladly here obey Thee. 
By Thy love I am invited, 
Be Thy love with love requited; 
From this Supper let me measure, 
Lord, how vast and deep love’s treasure. 
Though the gifts Thou here dost give me 
As Thy guest in heaven receive me. 


Hymn: LSB 636 :
Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness

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