Mark 15:42

“And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now when the euen was come, (because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when it was evening, because it was the time of getting ready, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
- Basic English Bible

And when it was already evening, since it was [the] preparation, that is, [the day] before a sabbath,
- Darby Bible

And now, when the evening was come, (because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath)
- Webster's Bible

Towards sunset, as it was the Preparation--that is, the day preceding the Sabbath--
- Weymouth Bible

When evening had now come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
- World English Bible

And whanne euentid was come, for it was the euentid which is bifor the sabat,
- Wycliffe Bible

And now evening having come, seeing it was the preparation, that is, the fore-sabbath,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 15:42


15:42 Because it was the day before the Sabbath - And the bodies might not hang on the Sabbath day: therefore they were in haste to have them taken down.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 15:42


Mr 15:42-47 When the even was come. See notes on Mt 27:57-61 for the Burial of Jesus. Compare Lu 23:50-56 Joh 19:36-42. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, who obtained the body of Jesus and placed it in Joseph's new-made tomb, were both members of the Jewish Sanhedrin. Nicodemus had come to Jesus by night (Joh 3:1,2) and had vainly opposed the animosity of the Sanhedrin (Joh 7:50-53).

Discussion for Mark 15

  • 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
  • Love for Truth
    Amen Sister Irene we r complete in Jesus who is the head of all principality and power no one above him ,no one beside him, he is God all by himself ex: Col 2:9-10
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus' earthly mission is now over. He came as a sacrificial lamb and has now shed His precious Blood for the remission of our sins. Mission accomplished. Thank you dear Saviour of the world.

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