Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then the Jews, because it was
the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath ( for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
Now on the next day,
the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate,
When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
It was the
third hour when they crucified Him.
and they began to come up to Him and say, “
Hail, King of the Jews!” and to give Him slaps in the face.