56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
56 Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
56 Then they went back to prepare burial spices and perfumes. They rested quietly on the Sabbath, as commanded.
56 Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
56 Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint his body. But by the time they were finished the Sabbath had begun, so they rested as required by the law.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 23:56
Commentary on Luke 23:50-56
(Read Luke 23:50-56)
Many, though they do not make any show in outward profession, yet, like Joseph of Arimathea, will be far more ready to do real service, when there is occasion, than others who make a greater noise. Christ was buried in haste, because the sabbath drew on. Weeping must not hinder sowing. Though they were in tears for the death of their Lord, yet they must prepare to keep holy the sabbath. When the sabbath draws on, there must be preparation. Our worldly affairs must be so ordered, that they may not hinder us from our sabbath work; and our holy affections so stirred up, that they may carry us on in it. In whatever business we engage, or however our hearts may be affected, let us never fail to get ready for, and to keep holy, the day of sacred rest, which is the Lord's day.