Mark 15:17

“And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crowne of thornes, and put it about his head,”

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Other Translations

And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his [head],
- King James Version

They *dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it on him;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they put a purple robe on him, and twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on him;
- Basic English Bible

And they clothe him with purple, and bind round on him a crown of thorns which they had plaited.
- Darby Bible

And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
- Webster's Bible

they arrayed Him in crimson, placed on His head a wreath of thorny twigs which they had twisted,
- Weymouth Bible

They clothed him with purple, and weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on him.
- World English Bible

and clothiden hym with purpur. And thei writhen a coroun of thornes, and puttiden on hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and clothe him with purple, and having plaited a crown of thorns, they put [it] on him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 15:17


15:17 Purple - As royal robes were usually purple and scarlet, St. Mark and John term this a purple robe, St. Matthew a scarlet one. The Tyrian purple is said not to have been very different from scarlet.


Discussion for Mark 15

  • Hazel Carty
    Must Jesus bear the cross aloan and all the world go free.no in virse 21 of Mark 15 the soldiers forced Simon to carry Jesus cross. we too must carry our cross praise be to God for salvation full and free my Jesus Ross to give me life,AMEN
  • Obbie Beal
    1-47 we learn specifically the group that 'tried' and 'sentence' JESUS to death; this same group would have carried out the execution but the laws of the Roman's government would not allow them to put JESUS to death, never-the-less the Roman's government could put JESUS to death.; so the religious leaders sentence JESUS to death and the Roman government carried out the execution; the ransom paid.
  • A disciple
    Eddie; that was a very good question! Actually it wasn't that God was looking for someone to die for our sins; for He Himself had announced from the beginning that Christ would come in the flesh born of a woman to undo the works of the devil and save us from our sins, by His own bruising Genesis 3:15. Who the LORD looks for is a man after His own heart whom He might teach and reveal His Word.
  • A disciple
    Isaiah 63:5 "And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me."
  • Eddie
    Where does it say in the bible about God searched and couldn't find anyone worthy to die for ours sins so he sent his only son. I've heard this all my life.
  • Gclyde
    Christ was crucified on the cross for the remission of our sin debt paid in full not too say that we can keep on dining but stop dining a hard load since we live in a sinful world I meant to say dining in stead of dinning sorry

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