John 19:23-42 World English Bible

23  Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also the coat. Now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 24  Then they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it to decide whose it will be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which says,

“They parted my garments among them.
For my cloak they cast lots.” [1]

Therefore the soldiers did these things. 25  But there were standing by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26  Therefore when Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing there, 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 to his own home. 28  After this, Jesus, seeing [2] that all things were now finished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I am thirsty.” 29  Now a vessel full of vinegar was set there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop, and held it at his mouth. 30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished.” He bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.

Jesus' Side Pierced

31  Therefore the Jews, because it was the Preparation Day, so that the bodies wouldn’t remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special one), asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32  Therefore the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who was crucified with him; 33  but when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was already dead, they didn’t break his legs. 34  However one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35  He who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, that you may believe. 36  For these things happened, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “A bone of him will not be broken.” [3] 37  Again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they pierced.” [4]

The Burial of Jesus

38  After these things, Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked of Pilate that he might take away Jesus’ body. Pilate gave him permission. He came therefore and took away his body. 39  Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred Roman pounds. [5] 40  So they took Jesus’ body, and bound it in linen cloths 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. In the garden was a new tomb in which no man had ever yet been laid. 42  Then because of the Jews’ Preparation Day (for the tomb was near at hand) they laid Jesus there.


Footnotes

[1] 19:24 Psalm 22:18

[2] 19:28 NU, TR read “knowing” instead of “seeing”

[3] 19:36 Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12; Psalm 34:20

[4] 19:37 Zechariah 12:10

[5] 19:39 100 Roman pounds of 12 ounces each, or about 72 pounds, or 33 Kilograms.

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