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.