Monday 17th January 2022Why the Cross

Mark 15 v33-39

Mark 15:33–39

The Death of Jesus

33 And when the sixth hour1 had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.2 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” 37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. 38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he3 breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son4 of God!”

Footnotes

[1] 15:33 That is, noon
[2] 15:33 That is, 3 p.m.
[3] 15:39 Some manuscripts insert cried out and
[4] 15:39 Or a son

(ESV)

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