M A R K.
What we read of the sufferings of Christ, in the
foregoing chapter, was but the prologue or introduction; here we
have the completing of them. We left him condemned by the chief
priests; but they could only show their teeth, they could not bite.
Here we have him, I. Arraigned and accused before Pilate the Roman
governor, ver. 1-5. II.
Cried out against by the common people, at the instigation of the
priests, ver. 6-14. III.
Condemned to be crucified immediately, ver. 15. IV. Bantered and abused, as a
mock-king, by the Roman soldiers, ver. 16-19. V. Led out to the place of
execution with all possible ignominy and disgrace, ver. 20-24. VI. Nailed to the
cross between two thieves, ver.
25-28. VII. Reviled and abused by all that passed by,
ver. 29-32. VIII.
Forsaken for a time by his father, ver. 33-36. IX. Dying, and rending the
veil, ver. 37, 38. X.
Attested and witnessed to by the centurion and others, ver. 39-41. XI. Buried in the
sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea, ver. 42-47.