Mark 15:43

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ioseph of Arimathea, an honourable counseller, which also waited for the kingdome of God, came, and went in boldly vnto Pilate, and craued the body of Iesus.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

there came Joseph of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who also himself was looking for the kingdom of God; and he boldly went in unto Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There came Joseph of Arimathaea, a responsible man in high honour, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God; and he went in to Pilate without fear, and made a request for the body of Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable councillor, who also himself was awaiting the kingdom of God, coming, emboldened himself and went in to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.
- Darby Bible

Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counselor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
- Webster's Bible

Joseph of Arimathaea came, a highly respected member of the Council, who himself also was living in expectation of the Kingdom of God. He summoned up courage to go in to see Pilate and beg for the body of Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

Joseph of Arimathaea, a prominent council member who also himself was looking for the Kingdom of God, came. He boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for Jesus' body.
- World English Bible

Joseph of Armathie, the noble decurioun, cam, and he abood the rewme of God; and booldli he entride to Pilat, and axide the bodi of Jhesu.
- Wycliffe Bible

Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable counsellor, who also himself was waiting for the reign of God, came, boldly entered in unto Pilate, and asked the body of Jesus.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 15:43


15:43 Honourable - A man of character and reputation: A counsellor - A member of the sanhedrim. Who waited for the kingdom of God - Who expected to see it set up on earth. #Mt 27:57|; Lu 23:50; John 19:38.


Discussion for Mark 15:43

  • Michael for verse 43
    Joseph was also the one who purchased the napkin for Jesus ' head the head cloth and since there were no burial shrouds available but plenty of large table cloths as it was the Passover and there was a merchant not far from the Damascus Gate , he purchased a large table cloth to substitute for Jesus ' burial shroud. This table cloth was a fine Syrian 3 over 1 twill very expensive but affordable as Joseph was quite wealthy.

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