But Jesus let out a loud cry and died.
The curtain of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom.
When the centurion, who stood facing Jesus, saw how he died, he said, "This man was certainly God's Son."
Some women were watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James (the younger one) and Joses, and Salome.
When Jesus was in Galilee, these women had followed and supported him, along with many other women who had come to Jerusalem with him.
Since it was late in the afternoon on Preparation Day, just before the Sabbath,
Joseph from Arimathea dared to approach Pilate and ask for Jesus' body. (Joseph was a prominent council member who also eagerly anticipated the coming of God's kingdom.)
Pilate wondered if Jesus was already dead. He called the centurion and asked him whether Jesus had already died.
When he learned from the centurion that Jesus was dead, Pilate gave the dead body to Joseph.
He bought a linen cloth, took Jesus down from the cross, wrapped him in the cloth, and laid him in a tomb that had been carved out of rock. He rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.
Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was buried.