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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

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CHAPTER 15 References

1 aPs. 2:2
bActs 3:13
2 aMatt.
3 aIs. 53:17;
John 19:9
4 aMatt. 27:13
1NU of which
they accuse
5 aIs. 53:7
6 aMatt.
8 1NU going
11 aActs 3:14
12 aMic. 5:2

Jesus Faces Pilate


1 Immediately, ain the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council; and they bound Jesus, led Him away, and bdelivered Him to Pilate.
2 aThen Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” He answered and said to him, “It is as you say.”
3 And the chief priests accused Him of many things, but He aanswered nothing.
4 aThen Pilate asked Him again, saying, “Do You answer nothing? See how many things 1they testify against You!”
5 aBut Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marveled.

Taking the Place of Barabbas

6 Now aat the feast he was accustomed to releasing one prisoner to them, whomever they requested.
7 And there was one named Barabbas, who was chained with his fellow rebels; they had committed murder in the rebellion.
8 Then the multitude, 1crying aloud, began to ask him to do just as he had always done for them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”
10 For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy.
11 But athe chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them.
12 Pilate answered and said to them again, “What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the aKing of the Jews?”
13 So they cried out again, “Crucify Him!”
14 Then Pilate said to them, “Why,

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awhat evil has He done?” But they cried out all the more, “Crucify Him!”
15 aSo Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him, to be bcrucified.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus

16 aThen the soldiers led Him away into the hall called 1Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison.
17 And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head,
18 and began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
19 Then they astruck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him.
20 And when they had amocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.

The King on a Cross

21 aThen they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross.
22 aAnd they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.
23 aThen they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.
24 And when they crucified Him, athey divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.
25 Now ait was the third hour, and they crucified Him.
26 And athe inscription of His 1accusation was written above:


27 aWith Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left.
28 1So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, a“And He was numbered with the transgressors.”
29 And athose who passed by blasphemed Him, bwagging their heads and saying, “Aha! cYou who destroy the temple and build it in three days,
30 “save Yourself, and come down from the cross!”
31 Likewise the chief priests also, amocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved bothers; Himself He cannot save.
32 “Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and 1believe.” Even athose who were crucified with Him reviled Him.

14 a1 Pet.
15 aMatt. 27:26
b[Is. 53:8] 16 aMatt.
27:27–31 1The
19 a[Is. 50:6;
52:14; 53:5];
Mic. 5:1
20 aLuke
22:63; 23:11
21 aMatt. 27:32
22 aJohn
23 aMatt. 27:34
24 aPs. 22:18
25 aJohn 19:14
26 aMatt. 27:37
27 aIs. 53:9, 12;
Luke 22:37
28 aIs. 53:12
1NU omits
v. 28.
29 aPs. 22:6, 7;
69:7 bPs.
109:25 cJohn
31 aPs. 22:8;
Luke 18:32
bJohn 11:43,
32 aMatt. 27:44
1M believe
33 aLuke
34 aPs. 22:1
36 aJohn 19:29
bPs. 69:21
37 aMatt. 27:50
38 aEx.
39 aLuke 23:47
1NU He thus
breathed His
40 aMatt. 27:55
bPs. 38:11
41 aLuke 8:2, 3
42 aJohn
43 aLuke 2:25,
38; 23:51
45 aIs. 53:9, 12
46 aIs. 53:9, 12;
Matt. 27:59,

CHAPTER 16 References

1 aJohn 20:1–8
bLuke 23:56
2 aLuke 24:1

MARK 16:2

Jesus Dies on the Cross

33 Now awhen the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, a“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, “Look, He is calling for Elijah!”
36 Then asomeone ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, and boffered it to Him to drink, saying, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.”
37 aAnd Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.
38 Then athe veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.
39 So awhen the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that 1He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!”
40 aThere were also women looking on bfrom afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome,
41 who also afollowed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.

Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb

42 aNow when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who awas himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
44 Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time.
45 So when he found out from the centurion, ahe granted the body to Joseph.
46 aThen he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.

He Is Risen


1 Now awhen the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bbought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
2 aVery early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.

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MARK 16:3

3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?”
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large.
5 aAnd entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
6 aBut he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.
7 “But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going 1before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, aas He said to you.”
8 So they went out 1quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. aAnd they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

9 1Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, aout of whom He had cast seven demons.
10 aShe went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept.
11 aAnd when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe. Jesus Appears to Two Disciples
12 After that, He appeared in another form ato two of them as they walked and went into the country.

5 aJohn 20:11,
6 aMatt. 28:6
7 aMatt. 26:32;
28:16, 17
1ahead of
8 aMatt. 28:8
1NU, M omit
9 aLuke 8:2
1Vv. 9–20 are
bracketed in
NU as not in
the original
text. They are
lacking in
Codex Sinaiticus
and Codex
Vaticanus, although
all other mss.
of Mark contain
10 aLuke 24:10
11 aLuke
24:11, 41
12 aLuke
14 a1 Cor. 15:5
15 aMatt. 28:19
b[Col. 1:23] 16 a[John 3:18,
36] b[John
12:48] 17 aActs 5:12
bLuke 10:17
c[Acts 2:4] 1have believed
18 aActs
28:3–6 bJames
5:14 1NU and
in their hands
they will

13 And they went and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either.

The Great Commission

14 aLater He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.
15 aAnd He said to them, “Go into all the world band preach the gospel to every creature.
16 a“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; bbut he who does not believe will be condemned.
17 “And these asigns will follow those who 1believe: bIn My name they will cast out demons; cthey will speak with new tongues;
18 a“they1 will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; bthey will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand

19 So then, aafter the Lord had spoken to them, He was breceived up into heaven, and csat down at the right hand of God.
20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them aand confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

19 aActs 1:2, 3 bLuke 9:51; 24:51 c[Ps. 110:1] 20 a[Heb. 2:4]

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The LORD’s Eternal Love

A Prayer of the afflicted, awhen he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the LORD.

1 HEAR my prayer, O LORD, And let my cry come to You.
2 aDo not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; Incline Your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily.

3 For my days 1are aconsumed like smoke, And my bones are burned like a hearth.
4 My heart is stricken and withered like grass, So that I forget to eat my bread.
5 Because of the sound of my groaning My bones cling to my 1skin.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.
7 I lie awake, And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.

8 My enemies reproach me all day long; Those who deride me swear an oath against me.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping,
10 Because of Your indignation and Your wrath; For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
11 My days are like a shadow that lengthens, And I wither away like grass.

12 But You, O LORD, shall endure forever, And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come.
14 For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, And show favor to her dust.

PSALM 102 References

title aPs. 61:2
2 aPs. 27:9;
3 aJames 4:14
1Lit. end in
5 1flesh
15 a1 Kin. 8:43
16 a[Is. 60:1, 2] 17 aNeh. 1:6
18 a[Rom.
15:4] bPs.
19 aDeut.
20 aPs. 79:11
21 aPs. 22:22
22 a[Is. 2:2, 3;
49:22, 23;
60:3] 23 aJob 21:21
24 aIs. 38:10
b[Ps. 90:2] 25 a[Heb.
1:10–12] 26 aIs. 34:4;
51:6 1continue
27 a[Mal. 3:6] 28 aPs. 69:36

15 So the 1nations shall afear the name of the LORD,
And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
16 For the LORD shall build up Zion; aHe shall appear in His glory.
17 aHe shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer.

18 This will be awritten for the generation to come, That ba people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
19 For He alooked down from the height of His sanctuary; From heaven the LORD viewed the earth,
20 aTo hear the groaning of the prisoner, To release those appointed to death,
21 To adeclare the name of the LORD in Zion, And His praise in Jerusalem,
22 aWhen the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.

23 He weakened my strength in the way; He ashortened my days.
24 aI said, “O my God, Do not take me away in the midst of my days; bYour years are throughout all generations.
25 aOf old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
26 aThey will perish, but You will 1endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed.
27 But aYou are the same, And Your years will have no end.
28 aThe children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You.”



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