John 19:38–42

The Burial of Christ

Matt. 27:57–60; Mark 15:42–46; Luke 23:50–54

38 kAfter this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, lfor fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus. 39 And mNicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of nmyrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. 40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and obound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. 42 So pthere they laid Jesus, qbecause of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.

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