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Mark 15:42

    Mark 15:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when it was evening, because it was the time of getting ready, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

    Webster's Revision

    And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

    World English Bible

    When evening had now come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

    Definitions for Mark 15:42

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 15:42

    The day before the Sabbath - What we would call Friday evening. As the law of Moses had ordered that no criminal should continue hanging on a tree or gibbet till the setting of the sun, Joseph, fearing that the body of our Lord might be taken down, and thrown into the common grave with the two robbers, came and earnestly entreated Pilate to deliver it to him, that he might bury it in his own new tomb. See on Matthew 27:56, Matthew 27:60 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 15:42

    The even - The time after three o'clock in the afternoon.

    The Preparation ... - The following day was to be a day of special solemnity, called the "great day" of the feast. More than ordinary preparation was therefore made for "that" Sabbath on the day before. Hence, the day was known as a day of preparation. This consisted in the preparation of food, etc., to be used on the Sabbath.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.