John 19:23-42 New American Standard Bible

23  Then the soldiers , when they had crucified Jesus , took His outer garments and made four parts , a part to every soldier and also the tunic ; now the tunic was seamless , woven in one piece . 24  So they said to one another , " Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be"; this was to fulfill the Scripture : "THEY DIVIDED MY OUTER GARMENTS AMONG THEM, AND FOR MY CLOTHING THEY CAST LOTS ." 25  Therefore the soldiers did these things . But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother , and His mother's sister , Mary the wife of Clopas , and Mary Magdalene . 26  When Jesus then saw His mother , and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby , He said to His mother , " Woman , behold , your son !" 27  Then He said to the disciple , "Behold , your mother !" From that hour the disciple took her into his own household. 28  After this , Jesus , knowing that all things had already been accomplished , to fulfill the Scripture , said , " I am thirsty ." 29  A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth . 30  Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine , He said , " It is finished !" And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit .

Jesus' Side Pierced

31  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 . 32  So the soldiers came , and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was 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 blood and water came out. 35  And he who has seen has testified , 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 to fulfill the Scripture , " 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  After these things Joseph of Arimathea , being a disciple of Jesus , but a secret one for fear of the Jews , asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus ; and Pilate granted permission . So he came and took away His body . 39  Nicodemus , who had first come to Him by night , also came , bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes , about a hundred pounds weight. 40  So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices , as is the burial custom of the Jews . 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  Therefore because of the Jewish day of preparation , since the tomb was nearby , they laid Jesus there .

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