Christ in the Bible: Mark’s Gospel

Christ in Mark’s *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

This commentary has been through Advanced Checking.

The word list explains words with a *star by them.


Last part: Jesus and Pilate

Mark chapter 15

The soldiers hurt Jesus

Verses 16-20

Soldiers usually did cruel things to a man before they killed him. Here, they chose carefully how they would hurt Jesus. People said that he was the king of the *Jews. So the soldiers did the kind of things that they would do for a king. But they did those things in a cruel way.

They made a crown for Jesus. A crown is the beautiful hat that a king wears. But Jesus’ crown was not beautiful. The soldiers had made it out of sharp branches that cut Jesus’ head. It caused him to bleed.

A king would carry a long stick. The soldiers chose a stick for Jesus. But they used it to hit him on the head.

The soldiers did many things like that. They caused Jesus a lot of pain. They laughed because they had hurt him.

Then they led Jesus out of the city. They would kill him at a place called Golgotha. The same place is sometimes called Calvary.

Next part: The *cross

Index to this book: Index


© 2010, Wycliffe Associates (UK)

This publication is in EasyEnglish (1200 word vocabulary).

Visit our website: