John 19:23-42 Darby’s Translation

23  The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified Jesus, took his clothes, and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and the body-coat; but the body-coat was seamless, woven through the whole from the top. 24  They said therefore to one another, Let us not rend it, but let us cast lots for it, whose it shall be; that the scripture might be fulfilled which says, They parted my garments among themselves, and on my vesture they cast lots. The soldiers therefore did these things. 25  And by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and the sister of his mother, Mary the [wife] of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. 26  Jesus therefore, seeing his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, says to his mother, Woman, behold thy son. 27  Then he says unto the disciple, Behold thy mother. And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. 28  After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now finished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, says, I thirst. 29  There was a vessel therefore there full of vinegar, and having filled a sponge with vinegar, and putting hyssop round it, they put it up to his mouth. 30  When therefore Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished; and having bowed his head, he delivered up his spirit.

Jesus' Side Pierced

31  The Jews therefore, that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for it was [the] preparation, (for the day of that sabbath was a great [day],) demanded of Pilate that their legs might be broken and they taken away. 32  The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first and of the other that had been crucified 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 there came out blood and water. 35  And he who saw it bears witness, and his witness is true, and he knows that he says true that ye also may believe. 36  For these things took place that the scripture might be fulfilled, Not a bone of him shall be broken. 37  And again another scripture says, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

The Burial of Jesus

38  And after these things Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly through fear of the Jews, demanded of Pilate that he might take the body of Jesus: and Pilate allowed it. He came therefore and took away the body of Jesus. 39  And Nicodemus also, who at first came to Jesus by night, came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds [weight]. 40  They took therefore the body of Jesus and bound it up in linen with the spices, as it is the custom with the Jews to prepare for burial. 41  But there was in the place where he had been crucified a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. 42  There therefore, on account of the preparation of the Jews, because the tomb was near, they laid Jesus.


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