Thematic Bible




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Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity)


Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity)

Towards sunset, as it was the Preparation--that is, the day preceding the Sabbath--

It was the day of Preparation for the Passover, about six o'clock in the morning. Then he said to the Jews, "There is your king!"

Therefore, because it was the day of Preparation for the Jewish Passover, and the tomb was close at hand, they put Jesus there.


Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity)

It was the day of Preparation for the Passover, about six o'clock in the morning. Then he said to the Jews, "There is your king!"


Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity)


Towards sunset there came a wealthy inhabitant of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself also had become a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and begged to have the body of Jesus, and Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean sheet of fine linen. read more.
He then laid it in his own new tomb which he had hewn in the solid rock, and after rolling a great stone against the door of the tomb he went home. Mary of Magdala and the other Mary were both present there, sitting opposite to the sepulchre. On the next day, the day after the Preparation, the High Priests and the Pharisees came in a body to Pilate. "Sir," they said, "we recollect that during his lifetime that impostor pretended that after two days he was to rise to life again. So give orders for the sepulchre to be securely guarded till the third day, for fear his disciples should come by night and steal the body, and then tell the people that he has come back to life; and so the last imposture will be more serious than the first." "You can have a guard," said Pilate: "go and make all safe, as best you can." So they went and made the sepulchre secure, sealing the stone besides setting the guard.

Towards sunset, as it was the Preparation--that is, the day preceding the Sabbath-- Joseph of Arimathaea came, a highly respected member of the Council, who himself also was living in expectation of the Kingdom of God. He summoned up courage to go in to see Pilate and beg for the body of Jesus. But Pilate could hardly believe that He was already dead. He called, however, for the Centurion and inquired whether He had been long dead; read more.
and having ascertained the fact he granted the body to Joseph. He, having bought a sheet of linen, took Him down, wrapped Him in the sheet and laid Him in a tomb hewn in the rock; after which he rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb. Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of Joses were looking on to see where He was put.

There was a member of the Council of the name of Joseph, a kind-hearted and upright man, who came from the Jewish town of Arimathaea and was awaiting the coming of the Kingdom of God. He had not concurred in the design or action of the Council, and now he went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. read more.
Then, taking it down, he wrapped it in a linen sheet and laid it in a tomb in the rock, where no one else had yet been put. It was the Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was near at hand. The women--those who had come with Jesus from Galilee--followed close behind, and saw the tomb and how His body was placed. Then they returned, and prepared spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath they rested in obedience to the Commandment.

Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity) Accordingly the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and also of the other who had been crucified with Jesus. Then they came to Jesus Himself: but when they saw that He was already dead, they refrained from breaking His legs. read more.
One of the soldiers, however, made a thrust at His side with a lance, and immediately blood and water flowed out. This statement is the testimony of an eye-witness, and it is true. He knows that he is telling the truth--in order that you also may believe. For all this took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled which declares, "Not one of His bones shall be broken." And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they have pierced." After this, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but for fear of the Jews a secret disciple, asked Pilate's permission to carry away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and removed the body. Nicodemus too--he who at first had visited Jesus by night--came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, in weight about seventy or eighty pounds. Taking down the body they wrapped it in linen cloths along with the spices, in accordance with the Jewish mode of preparing for burial. There was a garden at the place where Jesus had been crucified, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried. Therefore, because it was the day of Preparation for the Jewish Passover, and the tomb was close at hand, they put Jesus there.


Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity) Accordingly the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and also of the other who had been crucified with Jesus.


Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity)


On the next day, the day after the Preparation, the High Priests and the Pharisees came in a body to Pilate.

Towards sunset, as it was the Preparation--that is, the day preceding the Sabbath--

It was the Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was near at hand.