Read & Study the Bible Online - Bible Portal
Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Mark 15:33-41

Here we have an account of Christ's dying, how his enemies abused him, and God honoured him at his death. I. There was a thick darkness over the whole land (some think over the whole earth), for three hours, from noon till three of the clock. Now the scripture was fulfilled (Amos 8:9), I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day; and Jer. 15:9; Her sun is gone down while it is yet day. The Jews have often demanded of Christ a sign from heaven; and now... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Mark 15:33-41

15:33-41 When it was twelve o'clock midday, there came a darkness over the whole earth, and it lasted until three o'clock in the afternoon. And at three o'clock Jesus cried with a great voice, "Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani?" which means, "My God! My God! Why have you abandoned me?" When certain of the bystanders heard it, they said, "See! He is calling for Elijah!" Someone ran and soaked a sponge in vinegar and gave him a drink. "Let be!" he said, "till we see if Elijah is going to come and... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Mark 15:37

And Jesus cried with a loud voice ,.... A second time, and said the words which are in Luke 23:46 and in John 19:30 and gave up the ghost . The Syriac version renders it, "and finished": his life, his days, his race, his ministry, and the work which was given him to do; See Gill on Matthew 27:50 . read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Mark 15:38

And the vail of the temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom. At which time also there was an earthquake, and the rocks were rent, and graves were opened, as Matthew relates; see Gill on Matthew 27:51 , Matthew 27:52 . read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Mark 15:37

Gave up the ghost - This was about three o'clock, or what was termed by the Jews the ninth hour; about the time that the paschal lamb was usually sacrificed. The darkness mentioned here must have endured about two hours and a half. Concerning this eclipse, see on Matthew 27:45 ; (note). read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 15:16-41

Parallel passages: Matthew 27:27-56 ; Luke 23:26-49 ; John 19:17-37 .— The closing scene. I. THE CRUCIFIXION AND ACCOMPANYING EVENTS , 1 . The words of the Creed. The words of the Creed, "crucified under Pontius Pilate," are familiar to almost every young person who has been trained in the Christian religion. All down the centuries the name of this Roman knight, who was Procurator of Judaea under the Propraetor of Syria, has been associated with the greatest crime... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 15:33-39

Death of Jesus. I. THERE MAY FOR A TIME BE AN ECLIPSE FOR THE FAITHFUL . "No light!" There is an extremity of trial in these words. No hope! The very sun of life seems extinguished, and all worth of existence vanished. Reason can find no foothold in this darkness. II. YET THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE DARKNESS . Out of it comes the cry of faith. The first words of a long-remembered psalm break from the lips of Jesus; a psalm that rises out of the minor into the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 15:33-41

The death of Jesus. Jesus had, in the course of his ministry, raised the dead to life. Three such instances are recorded in the Gospels; and it is intimated that there were other cases which have not been circumstantially related. And now the time came for himself to die, to accomplish at Jerusalem the decease he had foreseen and foretold. That he might have avoided this fate is obvious; and he had himself declared that no man took his life from him. The time, however, had arrived for... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 15:33-41

The crucifixions: the Divine words. Seven words are counted by them who now treasure his sayings, as spoken by Jesus on the cross. Each evangelist contributes his portion towards the little perfect stock. I. The first was A WORD OF PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS , itself a forgiveness. "I forgive them: do thou, O Father, forgive." It was a word of excuse for them who did it ignorantly and in unbelief. "They see only a malefactor: open their eyes that they may see and know." If the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 15:37

And Jesus uttered a loud voice, and gave up the ghost . The three synoptists all mention this cry, which appears to have been something different from the words which he uttered at or about the time of his death. It was evidently something supernatural, and was so regarded by the centurion who stood by; and who had no doubt been accustomed to scenes like these. Usually the voice fails the dying, more especially when the natural forces have been weakened by long agony, as in the ease of our... read more

Group of Brands