Mark 15



Mark 15 narrates the legal proceedings, mockery, and crucifixion of Jesus, portraying the fulfillment of his prophesied suffering and death. The death and burial of Jesus set the stage for the subsequent events, including the resurrection, which is a central theme of the Christian faith.


  1. Jesus Before Pilate (Mark 15:1-15): Jesus is brought before Pilate, the Roman governor, who questions him. Despite finding no fault in Jesus, Pilate yields to the crowd's demand to crucify him, releasing Barabbas instead.

  2. Mockery and Scourging (Mark 15:16-20): Roman soldiers mock Jesus, dressing him in a purple robe and placing a crown of thorns on his head. They then scourge him.

  3. The Crucifixion (Mark 15:21-41): Jesus is led to Golgotha, where he is crucified between two criminals. The onlookers mock him, and darkness covers the land. Jesus cries out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" and eventually breathes his last.

  4. The Death of Jesus (Mark 15:42-47): Joseph of Arimathea, a member of the council, requests and receives permission from Pilate to take down Jesus' body. He places it in a tomb carved out of rock, rolling a stone in front of the entrance.