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John 19:31–36

Care of the Body of Jesus

31 Then the Jews, because it was athe day of preparation, so that bthe bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (1for that Sabbath was a chigh day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

32 So the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was acrucified with Him;

33 but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.

34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately ablood and water came out.

35 And he who has seen has atestified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.

36 For these things came to pass ato fulfill the Scripture, “bNot a bone of Him shall be 1broken.”

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