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Christian Standard Bible

John 19:28–42

THE FINISHED WORK OF JESUS

28 Afterm this, when Jesus knew that everything was now finishedn that the Scripture might be fulfilled, he said, “I’m thirsty.”o 29 A jar full of sour wine was sitting there; so they fixed a sponge full of sour wine on a hyssop branchp and held it up to his mouth.

30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished.”q Then bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.r

JESUS’S SIDE PIERCED

31 Since it was the preparation day,s the Jews did not want the bodiest to remain on the crossu on the Sabbathv (for that Sabbath was a specialE day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs broken and that their bodies be taken away.w 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and of the other one who had been crucified with him. 33 When they came to Jesus, they did not break his legs since they saw that he was already dead.x 34 But one of the soldiers piercedy his sidez with a spear, and at once blood and wateraa came out. 35 He who saw this has testifiedab so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows he is telling the truth.ac 36 For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled:ad Not one of his bones will be broken.F,ae 37 Also, another Scripture says: They will look at the one they pierced.G,af

JESUS’S BURIAL

38 Afterag this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus—but secretly because of his fear of the Jews—asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus’s body.ah Pilate gave him permission; so he came and took his body away. 39 Nicodemusai (who had previously come to him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about seventy-five poundsH of myrrh and aloes. 40 They took Jesus’s bodyaj and wrapped it in linen clothsak with the fragrant spices, according to the burialal custom of the Jews. 41 There was a garden in the place where he was crucified. A new tomb was in the garden; no one had yet been placed in it. 42 They placed Jesus there because of the Jewish day of preparation and since the tomb was nearby.

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