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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter Overview
1Jesus brought bound, and accused before Pilate.
6Upon the clamour of the common people, the murderer Barabbas is loosed, and Jesus delivered up to be crucified.
16He is crowned with thorns, spit on, and mocked;
21faints in bearing his cross;
27hangs between two thieves;
29suffers the triumphing reproaches of the Jews;
39but is confessed by the centurion to be the Son of God;
42and is honourably buried by Joseph.
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Chapter 15

Verse 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.

Psalms 2:2; Matthew 27:1,2; Luke 22:66; Acts 4:5,6,25-28
and delivered
10:33,34; Matthew 20:18,19; Luke 18:32,33; 23:1,2-5; John 18:28-38; Acts 3:13

Verse 2
And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
Matthew 2:2; 27:11; Luke 23:3; John 18:33-37; 19:19-22; 1 Timothy 6:13

Verse 3
And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.
the chief
Matthew 27:12; Luke 23:2-5; John 18:29-31; 19:6,7,12
5; 14:60,61; Isaiah 53:7

Verse 4
And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.
Matthew 26:62; 27:13; John 19:10

Verse 5
But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
Isaiah 53:7; John 19:9
Psalms 71:7; Isaiah 8:18; Zechariah 3:8; Matthew 27:14; 1 Corinthians 4:9

Verse 6
Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.
Matthew 26:2,5; 27:15; Luke 23:16,17; John 18:39,40; Acts 24:27; 25:9

Verse 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.
Matthew 27:16; Luke 23:18,19,25

Verse 9
But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
Matthew 27:17-21; John 18:39; 19:4,5,14-16; Acts 3:13-15

Verse 10
For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
for envy
Genesis 4:4-6; 37:11; 1 Samuel 18:8,9; Proverbs 27:4; Ecclesiastes 4:4; Matthew 27:18; Acts 13:45; Titus 3:3; James 3:14-16; 4:5; 1 John 3:12

Verse 11
But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
Hosea 5:1; Matthew 27:20; John 18:40; Acts 3:14

Verse 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?
Matthew 27:22,23; Luke 23:20-24; John 19:14-16
1,2; 11:9-11; Proverbs 2:6,7; Isaiah 9:6,7; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 2:2-4; Matthew 21:5; Luke 23:2; Acts 5:31

Verse 14
Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:4,19,24,54; Luke 23:4,14,15,21,41,47; John 18:38; John 19:6; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 1:19
Psalms 69:4; Isaiah 53:3; Matthew 27:23-25; Luke 23:23,24; John 19:12-15; Acts 7:54-57; 19:34; 22:22,23

Verse 15
And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
Proverbs 29:25; Psalms 57:11; Matthew 27:26; Luke 23:24,25; John 19:1,16; Acts 24:27; Acts 25:9; Galatians 1:19
10:34; Psalms 129:3; Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 20:19; 27:26; Luke 18:33; John 19:1; 1 Peter 2:24

Verse 16
And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.
the soldiers
Matthew 27:27
[praitorion (praitw˝rion)] in Latin, praetorium, was properly the tent or house of the praetor, a military, and sometimes a civil officer.
John 18:28; 19:9

Verse 17
And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
Matthew 27:28-30; Luke 23:11; John 19:2-5

Verse 18
And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
29-32; Genesis 37:10,20; Matthew 27:42,43; Luke 23:36,37; John 19:14,15

Verse 19
And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
they smote
9:12; 10:34; 14:65; Job 13:9; 30:8-12; Psalms 22:6,7; 35:15-17; Psalms 69:12,19,20; Isaiah 49:7; 50:6; 52:14; 53:3-5; Micah 5:1; Matthew 20:18,19; Luke 18:32,33; 22:63; 23:11,36; Hebrews 12:2,3; 13:13
and bowing
Genesis 24:52; 43:28; 1 Kings 19:18; Esther 3:2-5; Isaiah 45:23; Romans 11:4; 14:10,11; Philippians 2:10

Verse 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.
and led
Matthew 27:31; John 19:16

Verse 21
And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
they compel
Matthew 27:32; Luke 23:26
a Cyrenian
Acts 2:10; 6:9; 11:20; 13:1
and Rufus
Romans 16:13
to bear
Luke 14:27; John 15:18-20

Verse 22
And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
Matthew 27:33-44; Luke 23:27-33
John 19:17-27

Verse 23
And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
Matthew 27:34; Luke 23:36; John 19:28-30
14:25; Matthew 26:19; Luke 22:18

Verse 24
And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
Deuteronomy 21:23; Psalms 22:16,17; Isaiah 53:4-8; Acts 5:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24
they parted
Psalms 22:18; Matthew 27:35,36; Luke 23:34; John 19:23,24

Verse 25
And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
33; Matthew 27:45; Luke 23:44; John 19:14; Acts 2:15

Verse 26
And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
the superscription
Deuteronomy 23:5; Psalms 76:10; Proverbs 21:1; Isaiah 10:7; 46:10
Psalms 2:6; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 2:2; 27:37; Luke 23:37,38; John 19:18-22

Verse 27
And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
Matthew 27:38; Luke 23:32,33; John 19:18

Verse 28
And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.
Isaiah 53:12; Luke 22:37; Hebrews 12:2

Verse 29
And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
Psalms 22:7,8,12-14; 35:15-21; 69:7,19,20,26; 109:25; Lamentations 1:12; 2:15; Matthew 27:39,40
14:58; Genesis 37:19,20; Matthew 26:61; John 2:18-22

Verse 31
Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
Psalms 2:1-4; 22:16,17; Matthew 27:41-43; Luke 23:35-37
John 11:47-52; 12:23,24; 1 Peter 3:17,18

Verse 32
Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
14:61,62; Isaiah 44:6; Zephaniah 3:15; Zechariah 9:9; John 1:49; 12:13; 19:12-15; John 20:25-29
Romans 3:3; 2 Timothy 2:18
Matthew 27:44; Luke 23:39-43

Verse 33
And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
25; Matthew 27:45; Luke 23:44,45
Psalms 105:28; Isaiah 50:3,4; Amos 8:9,10

Verse 34
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Daniel 9:21; Luke 23:46; Acts 10:3
Psalms 22:1; Matthew 27:46; Hebrews 5:7
Psalms 27:9; 42:9; 71:11; Isaiah 41:17; Lamentations 1:12; 5:20

Verse 35
And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.
9:11-13; Matthew 17:11-13; 27:47-49

Verse 36
And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
23; Psalms 69:21; Luke 23:36; John 19:28-30

Verse 37
And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
Matthew 27:50; Luke 23:46; John 19:30

Verse 38
And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
Exodus 26:31-34; 40:20,21; Leviticus 16:2-19; 2 Chronicles 3:8-14; Matthew 27:51-53; Luke 23:45; Hebrews 4:14-16; 6:19; 9:3-12; 10:19-23

Verse 39
And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
the centurion
The centurion was a military captain, and commander of a century, or 100 men. In order to have a proper notion of his office, it may be desirable to explain the construction and array of the Roman legion. Each legion was divided into ten cohorts, each cohort into three maniples, and each maniple into two centuries; so that there were thirty maniples, and sixty centuries in a legion, which, if the century had always, as the word imports, consisted of 100 soldiers, would have formed a combined phalanx of 6,000 men. The number in a legion, however, varied at different periods; in the time of Polybius it was 4,200. The order of battle was that of three lines; the hastati, or spearmen, occupied the front; the principes, the second line; the triarii, (also called pilani, from their weapon, the pilam,) the third. The centurions were appointed by the tribunes, and generally selected from the common soldiers according to their merit; although the office was sometimes obtained for money, or through the favour of the consuls. Their badge was a vine rod, or sapling.
44; Matthew 8:5-10; Acts 10:1; 27:1-3,43
he said
Matthew 27:43,54; Luke 23:47,48

Verse 40
There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
Psalms 38:11; Matthew 27:55,56; Luke 23:49; John 19:25-27
Mary Magdalene
16:9; Matthew 28:1; Luke 8:2,3; John 20:11-18
Mary the
47; 16:1; Matthew 13:55; 27:55,61; John 19:25; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Galatians 1:19; James 1:1

Verse 41
(Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
Matthew 27:56; Luke 8:2,3

Verse 42
And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
Matthew 27:57,62; Luke 23:50-54; John 19:38

Verse 43
Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
Luke 2:25,38; 23:51
and went
14:54,66-72; Matthew 19:30; 20:16; Acts 4:8-13; Philippians 1:14

Verse 44
And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
John 19:31-37

Verse 45
And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
he gave
Matthew 27:58; John 19:38

Verse 46
And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
and took
Matthew 27:59,60; Luke 23:53; John 19:38-42
and laid
Isaiah 53:9
Isaiah 22:16
and rolled
16:3,4; Matthew 27:60; 28:2; John 11:38

Verse 47
And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.
40; 16:1; Matthew 27:61; 28:1; Luke 23:55,56; 24:1,2

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Mark 15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <>.  


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