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Mark 15:47

    Mark 15:47 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Joses, saw where he was put.

    Webster's Revision

    And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

    World English Bible

    Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Joses, saw where he was laid.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 15:47

    Beheld where he was laid - The courage and affection of these holy women cannot be too much admired. The strength of the Lord is perfected in weakness; for here a timid man, and a few weak women, acknowledge Jesus in death, when the strong and the mighty utterly forsook him.

    Human strength and human weakness are only names in religion. The mightiest Man, in the hour of trial, can do nothing without the strength of God; and the weakest Woman can do all things, if Christ strengthen her. These truths are sufficiently exemplified in the case of Peter and all his brother disciples on the one hand; and Joseph of Arimathea and the two Marys on the other. And all this is recorded, equally to prevent both presumption and despair. Reader, let not these examples be produced before thee in vain.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 15:47

    Beheld where he was laid - The affection of these pious females never forsook them, in all the trials and sufferings of their Lord. With true love they followed him to the cross; they came as near to him as they were permitted to come in his last moments; they followed him when taken down and laid in the tomb. The strong, the mighty, the youthful, had fled; but female love never forsook him, even in his deepest humiliation. This is the nature of true love; it is strongest in such scenes. While "professed" attachment will abound in prosperity and live most in sunshine, it is only genuine love that will go into the dark shades of adversity and flourish there. In scenes of poverty, want, affliction, and death, it shows its genuineness. That which lives there is genuine. That which turns away from such scenes is spurious.