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

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    Ar's comment to J. - no, Joseph of Arimethia would not have been at a consultation not a regular 'council meeting . J. of A. was a believer in Jesus. He would not have condoned His murder by his presence.
  • Irene123
    "joe" one year, ago is right about what Jesus said oh the cross: Jesus was speaking in His native language, not speaking in tongues as in Acts. Jesus was GOD, not a 'separate 'son' from God. The flesh of Jesus (God's name) was what God inhabited while in His ministry on earth. Jn. 1:14; 1 Tim. 3:16. Jesus said, "When you have seen e, you have seen the Father." Jesus (God) had no need to speak in -
  • A disciple
    "But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled." I've heard some pretty strained and stretched out interpretations of this part: including, that Jesus was, by Roman law, confessing to the crimes by His silence. But a realistic understanding of Jesus' character, and of the things He was enduring, shows us something better, for our example. Self-Control, and a Superior Character of Faith.
  • BSP
    In verse 34 God had abandoned Jesus by taking away his protection and allowing him to be put to death.

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