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Pastors Jim and Marie Watt

Two Are Better Than One

(From: MARK #27 - 15:42-16:8)


H. 15:42-47 THE BURIAL OF JESUS

a. 15:42-43 JOSEPH OF ARIMATHAEA

Kai EdeoPSIas [3798]ge-noMEnes, ePEI en pa-ra-skeuE [3904], HO es-tin, proSABba-ton[4315],

And when even was now come, since it was thePreparation, that is, the daybefore thesabbath,

elTHON IoSEPH aPO A-ri-maTHAIas, euSCHEmon [2158]bou-leuTES [1010],

43 Joseph of Arimathaea came, a councilor of honorable estate,

hos kai auTOS en pros-deCHOme-nos ten ba-siLEIan tou TheOU;

who also himself was looking for the kingdom of :God;

tolMEsas [5111]eiSELthen pros ton PeiLAton, kai eTEsa-to to SOma tou IeSOU.

and he boldly went in unto :Pilate, and asked for the body of :Jesus.


b. 15:44 THE MARVEL OF PILATE

ho de PeiLAtos eTHAUma-sen [2296] ei EdeTETHne-ken [2348]: kai pro-ska-leSAme-nos

And :Pilate marveled if he were already dead: and calling

ton ken-tuRIo-na, e-peROte-sen [1905]auTON ei EdeaPEtha-nen.

unto him the centurion, asked him if he were already dead.


c. 15:45 And when he learned it of the centurion, he granted the corpse to :Joseph.

kai gnous aPO tou ken-tuRIo-nos, e-doREsa-to [1433]to PTOma [4983]toIoSEPH.


d. 15:46 THE TOMB

kai a-goRAsas [59] sinDOna [4616], ka-theLON auTON, eNEIle-sen [1750] te sinDOni,

And he bought a linen cloth, andtaking him down, wound himin the linen cloth,

kai Ethe-ken auTON en MNEma-ti [3419] ho en le-la-to-meMEnon [2998] ek PEtras;

and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock;

kai pro-seKUli-sen [4351] LIthon [3037] ePI ten THUran tou mneMEIou.

and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.


e. 15:47 And :Mary :Magdalene and Mary the motherof Joses beheld where he was laid.

hede MaRIa heMag-da-leNEkai MaRIa heIoSEtos e-theOroun pou TEthei-tai [5087].


I. 16:1-8 THE ANGEL'S POST-RESURRECTION MINISTRY

a. 16:1 THE THREE WOMEN

Kai di-a-ge-noMEnou [1230] tou sabBAtou, he MaRIa he Mag-da-leNE,

And when the sabbath was past, :Mary :Magdalene,

kai MaRIa he tou IaKObou, kai SaLOme, eGOra-san aROma-ta [759],

and Mary the motherof :James, and Salome, bought spices,

HIna elTHOUsai aLEIpso-sin [218] auTON.

that they might come andanoint him.


b. 16:2 And very early on the first dayof the week, they come to the tomb when the sun was risen.

kai LIan [3029]proI temiA ton sabBAton, ERchon-tai ePI to mneMEIon a-naTEIlan-tos [393]tou heLIou.


c. 16:3-4 THE CONCERN ABOUT THE STONE

kai Ele-gon pros he-auTAS, Tis a-po-kuLIsei [617] heMIN ton LIthon ek tes THUras tou mneMEIou?

And they were saying among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the tomb?

kai a-naBLEpsa-sai, the-oROUsin HOti a-na-keKUli-stai ho LIthos: en gar MEgas [3173] SPHOdra [4970].

4and looking up, they behold that the stone is rolled back: for it was exceeding great.


d. 16:5 THEY SEE THE ANGEL

kai ei-selTHOUsai eis to mneMEIon, EIdon ne-aNIskon [3495] kaTHEme-non en tois de-xiOIS,

And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right,

pe-ri-be-bleMEnon [4016] stoLEN [4749] leuKEN [3022]; kai e-xe-thamBEthe-san [1568].

arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed.


e. 16:6 HE UPDATES THEM

ho de LEgei auTAIS, Me ek-thamBEISthe: IeSOUN zeTEIte,

And he says to them, Be not amazed: you seek Jesus,

ton Na-za-reNON, ton e-stau-roMEnon [4717]: eGERthe [1453];

the Nazarene, the crucified one: he is risen;

ouk EStin HOde: Ide ho TOpos HOpou Ethe-kan auTON!

he is not here: see the place where they laid him!


f. 16:7 AND SENDS THEM TO REPORT TO HIS DISCIPLES

alLA huPAge-te, EIpa-te tois ma-theTAIS auTOU kai to PEtro [HOti],

But go, tell his his :disciples and :Peter [that],

ProAgei huMAS eis ten Ga-liLAIan: eKEI auTON Opses-the [3700], kaTHOS EIpen huMIN.

He goes before you into :Galilee: there shall you see him, as he said to you.


g. 16:8 THEIR REACTION: FEAR

kai e-xelTHOUsai Ephu-gon aPO tou mneMEIou; EIchen gar auTAS TROmos [5155] kai EKsta-sis [1611]:

And they went out andfled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them:

kai ou-deNI ouDEN EIpan; e-phoBOUNto gar.

and they said nothing to any one; for they were afraid.


NOTE: 15:42-47 - The Burial of Jesus. Palate marveled that Jesus died so soon. But He Himself said, No man takes my life from.”- He Himself dismissed His spirit when He had finished satisfactorily the assignment of His Father. He came as a servant to bring Redemption and Reconciliation to the human race. That He didas the sinless Son of :man. Once that was accomplished, He confronted Satan in hell, took from him the keys of death and hell, crushed his head, rose from the dead, and ascended to His Father with the tokens of His victory. As the Great High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, He entered the Holy of Holies in heaven and finalized the Day of Atonement, which the high priest after the order of Aaron only did in type and only coveredsin once a year. Nowthe Antitype takes place! Now the New Covenant with the sprinkling of betterblood takes place! Now everything mentioned in the Book of Hebrews that is “better” - takes place.


So His death was a dismissal of His spirit. “Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit.”No wonderPilate marveled. Never had a death taken place like this before! Never a resurrection! The first glorified body under the New Covenant was about to take place. When we get to Heaven - we will begin to understand the depth, the breath and the height of the tremendous accomplishment of our Risen Lord. No wonder the Father from Heaven called down three times - Thisis My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!” All that Adam lost - the Second Adam, our Lord Jesus Christ - regained - and more also! The remnant of the human race who believe - of whom we are a part - what are to be resurrected - willthensee how we are truly members of Jesus' glorified body - the One New Man - the New Jerusalem - His Bride!


16:1-8 - Some wonder if the young man in the empty tomb was of the sons of men - or an angel of another creation. I favor the latter for a number of reasons. What about you? J.A.W.