Mark 15:16-20

16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters),[b] and they called together the whole battalion.[c] 17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 And they began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.

One response to “Mark 15:16-20

  1. They had no personal animosity against Him, they were mocking their conquering of the Jews and the fact that the Jews were their servants and conquered people. As a symbol of the Jews, their “King”, they were mocking the powerless ability of the King of the Jews to escape their mocking and torment.

    Even if He were a condemned criminal, this treatment was unkind and unprofessional. To an innocent person, and to God, it was deplorable. Yet Christ was not their to revel in His title or innocence, He was there to die and pay for my sin, and He opened not His mouth.

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