After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now accomplished that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He said, "I'm thirsty!" a29
A jar full of sour wine was sitting there; so they fixed a sponge full of sour wine on hyssopb and held it up to His mouth.
When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
Since it was the preparation day,c the Jews did not want the bodies to remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a speciald day). They requested that Pilate have the men's legs broken and that [their bodies] be taken away.e32
So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and of the other one who had been crucified with Him.
When they came to Jesus, they did not break His legs since they saw that He was already dead.
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out.
He who saw this has testifiedf so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows he is telling the truth.g36
For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled:h Not one of His bones will be broken. i37
Also, another Scripture says: They will look at the One they pierced. j
After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus-but secretly because of his fear of the Jews-asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus' body. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and took His body away.
Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about 75 poundsk = 12 ounces of myrrh and aloes.
Then they took Jesus' body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the aromatic spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.
There was a garden in the place where He was crucified. A new tomb was in the garden; no one had yet been placed in it.
They placed Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation and since the tomb was nearby.