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Marcos 15

Jesús ante Pilato

1Tan pronto como amaneció, los jefes de los sacerdotes, con los ancianos, los maestros de la ley y el Consejo en pleno, llegaron a una decisión. Ataron a Jesús, se lo llevaron y lo entregaron a Pilato.

―¿Eres tú el rey de los judíos? —le preguntó Pilato.

―Tú mismo lo dices —respondió.

Los jefes de los sacerdotes se pusieron a acusarlo de muchas cosas.

―¿No vas a contestar? —le preguntó de nuevo Pilato—. Mira de cuántas cosas te están acusando.

Pero Jesús ni aun con eso contestó nada, de modo que Pilato se quedó asombrado.

Ahora bien, durante la fiesta él acostumbraba soltarles un preso, el que la gente pidiera. Y resulta que un hombre llamado Barrabás estaba encarcelado con los rebeldes condenados por haber cometido homicidio en una insurrección. Subió la multitud y pidió a Pilato que le concediera lo que acostumbraba.

―¿Queréis que os suelte al rey de los judíos? —replicó Pilato, 10 porque se daba cuenta de que los jefes de los sacerdotes habían entregado a Jesús por envidia.

11 Pero los jefes de los sacerdotes incitaron a la multitud para que Pilato les soltara más bien a Barrabás.

12 ―¿Y qué voy a hacer con el que llamáis el rey de los judíos? —les preguntó Pilato.

13 ―¡Crucifícalo! —gritaron.

14 ―¿Por qué? ¿Qué crimen ha cometido?

Pero ellos gritaron aún más fuerte:

―¡Crucifícalo!

15 Como quería satisfacer a la multitud, Pilato les soltó a Barrabás; a Jesús lo mandó azotar, y lo entregó para que lo crucificaran.

Los soldados se burlan de Jesús

16 Los soldados llevaron a Jesús al interior del palacio (es decir, al pretorio) y reunieron a toda la tropa. 17 Le pusieron un manto de color púrpura; luego trenzaron una corona de espinas y se la colocaron.

18 ―¡Salve, rey de los judíos! —lo aclamaban.

19 Lo golpeaban en la cabeza con una caña y le escupían. Doblando la rodilla, le rendían homenaje. 20 Después de burlarse de él, le quitaron el manto y le pusieron su propia ropa. Por fin, lo sacaron para crucificarlo.

La crucifixión

21 A uno que pasaba por allí de vuelta del campo, un tal Simón de Cirene, padre de Alejandro y de Rufo, lo obligaron a llevar la cruz. 22 Condujeron a Jesús al lugar llamado Gólgota (que significa: Lugar de la Calavera). 23 Le ofrecieron vino mezclado con mirra, pero no lo tomó. 24 Y lo crucificaron. Repartieron su ropa, echando suertes para ver qué le tocaría a cada uno.

25 Eran las nueve de la mañana[a] cuando lo crucificaron. 26 Un letrero tenía escrita la causa de su condena: «El Rey de los judíos». 27 Con él crucificaron a dos bandidos,[b] uno a su derecha y otro a su izquierda.[c] 29 Los que pasaban meneaban la cabeza y blasfemaban contra él.

―¡Eh! Tú que destruyes el templo y en tres días lo reconstruyes —decían—, 30 ¡baja de la cruz y sálvate a ti mismo!

31 De la misma manera se burlaban de él los jefes de los sacerdotes junto con los maestros de la ley.

―Salvó a otros —decían—, ¡pero no puede salvarse a sí mismo! 32 Que baje ahora de la cruz ese Cristo, el rey de Israel, para que veamos y creamos.

También lo insultaban los que estaban crucificados con él.

Muerte de Jesús

33 Desde el mediodía y hasta la media tarde quedó toda la tierra en oscuridad. 34 A las tres de la tarde,[d] Jesús gritó con fuerza:

Eloi, Eloi, ¿lama sabactani? (que significa: “Dios mío, Dios mío, ¿por qué me has desamparado?”).[e]

35 Cuando lo oyeron, algunos de los que estaban cerca dijeron:

―Escuchad, está llamando a Elías.

36 Un hombre corrió, empapó una esponja en vinagre, la puso en una caña y se la ofreció a Jesús para que bebiera.

―Dejadlo, a ver si viene Elías a bajarlo —dijo.

37 Entonces Jesús, lanzando un fuerte grito, expiró.

38 La cortina del santuario del templo se rasgó en dos, de arriba abajo. 39 Y el centurión, que estaba frente a Jesús, al oír el grito y[f] ver cómo murió, dijo:

―¡Verdaderamente este hombre era el Hijo[g] de Dios!

40 Algunas mujeres miraban desde lejos. Entre ellas estaban María Magdalena, María la madre de Jacobo el menor y de José, y Salomé. 41 Estas mujeres lo habían seguido y atendido cuando estaba en Galilea. Además había allí muchas otras que habían subido con él a Jerusalén.

Sepultura de Jesús

42 Era el día de preparación (es decir, la víspera del sábado). Así que al atardecer, 43 José de Arimatea, miembro distinguido del Consejo, y que también esperaba el reino de Dios, se atrevió a presentarse ante Pilato para pedirle el cuerpo de Jesús. 44 Pilato, sorprendido de que ya hubiera muerto, llamó al centurión y le preguntó si hacía mucho que[h] había muerto. 45 Una vez informado por el centurión, le entregó el cuerpo a José. 46 Entonces José bajó el cuerpo, lo envolvió en una sábana que había comprado y lo puso en un sepulcro cavado en la roca. Luego hizo rodar una piedra a la entrada del sepulcro. 47 María Magdalena y María la madre de José vieron dónde lo pusieron.

Notas al pie

  1. 15:25 Eran … mañana. Lit. Era la hora tercera.
  2. 15:27 bandidos. Alt. insurgentes.
  3. 15:27 izquierda. Var. izquierda. 28 Así se cumplió la Escritura que dice: «Fue contado con los malhechores» (Is 53:12).
  4. 15:33-34 Desde … tarde. Lit. Y llegando la hora sexta vino oscuridad sobre toda la tierra hasta la hora novena. 34 Y en la hora novena.
  5. 15:34 Sal 22:1
  6. 15:39 Var. no incluye: oír el grito y.
  7. 15:39 era el Hijo. Alt. era hijo.
  8. 15:44 hacía mucho que. Var. ya.

New International Reader's Version

Mark 15

Jesus Is Brought to Pilate

1It was very early in the morning. The chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law, and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they tied Jesus up and led him away. Then they handed him over to Pilate.

“Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate.

“You have said so,” Jesus replied.

The chief priests brought many charges against him. So Pilate asked him again, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they charge you with.”

But Jesus still did not reply. Pilate was amazed.

It was the usual practice at the Passover Feast to let one prisoner go free. The people could choose the one they wanted. A man named Barabbas was in prison. He was there with some other people who had fought against the country’s rulers. They had committed murder while they were fighting against the rulers. The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did.

“Do you want me to let the king of the Jews go free?” asked Pilate. 10 He knew that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him because they wanted to get their own way. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd. So the crowd asked Pilate to let Barabbas go free instead.

12 “Then what should I do with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them.

13 “Crucify him!” the crowd shouted.

14 “Why? What wrong has he done?” asked Pilate.

But they shouted even louder, “Crucify him!”

15 Pilate wanted to satisfy the crowd. So he let Barabbas go free. He ordered that Jesus be whipped. Then he handed him over to be nailed to a cross.

The Soldiers Make Fun of Jesus

16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace. It was called the Praetorium. They called together the whole company of soldiers. 17 The soldiers put a purple robe on Jesus. Then they twisted thorns together to make a crown. They placed it on his head. 18 They began to call out to him, “We honor you, king of the Jews!” 19 Again and again they hit him on the head with a stick. They spit on him. They fell on their knees and pretended to honor him. 20 After they had made fun of him, they took off the purple robe. They put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him out to nail him to a cross.

Jesus Is Nailed to a Cross

21 A man named Simon was passing by. He was from Cyrene. He was the father of Alexander and Rufus. Simon was on his way in from the country. The soldiers forced him to carry the cross. 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha. The word Golgotha means the Place of the Skull. 23 Then they gave him wine mixed with spices. But he did not take it. 24 They nailed him to the cross. Then they divided up his clothes. They cast lots to see what each of them would get.

25 It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. 26 They wrote out the charge against him. It read,

the king of the jews.

27-28 They crucified with him two rebels against Rome. One was on his right and one was on his left. 29 Those who passed by shouted at Jesus and made fun of him. They shook their heads and said, “So you are going to destroy the temple and build it again in three days? 30 Then come down from the cross! Save yourself!” 31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law made fun of him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said. “But he can’t save himself! 32 Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross! When we see that, we will believe.” Those who were being crucified with Jesus also made fun of him.

Jesus Dies

33 At noon, darkness covered the whole land. It lasted three hours. 34 At three o’clock in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” This means “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?” (Psalm 22:1)

35 Some of those standing nearby heard Jesus cry out. They said, “Listen! He’s calling for Elijah.”

36 Someone ran and filled a sponge with wine vinegar. He put it on a stick. He offered it to Jesus to drink. “Leave him alone,” he said. “Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down.”

37 With a loud cry, Jesus took his last breath.

38 The temple curtain was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 A Roman commander was standing there in front of Jesus. He saw how Jesus died. Then he said, “This man was surely the Son of God!”

40 Not very far away, some women were watching. Mary Magdalene was among them. Mary, the mother of the younger James and of Joseph, was also there. So was Salome. 41 In Galilee these women had followed Jesus. They had taken care of his needs. Many other women were also there. They had come up with him to Jerusalem.

Jesus Is Buried

42 It was the day before the Sabbath. That day was called Preparation Day. As evening approached, 43 Joseph went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Joseph was from the town of Arimathea. He was a leading member of the Jewish Council. He was waiting for God’s kingdom. 44 Pilate was surprised to hear that Jesus was already dead. So he called for the Roman commander. He asked him if Jesus had already died. 45 The commander said it was true. So Pilate gave the body to Joseph. 46 Then Joseph bought some linen cloth. He took down the body and wrapped it in the linen. He put it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where Jesus’ body had been placed.