John 19:31 ESV

Jesus' Side Is Pierced

31 Since it was 1the day of Preparation, and 2so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was 3a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away.

References for John 19:31

Study tools for John 19:31

  • a 19:13 - Or Hebrew; also verses 17, 20
  • b 19:14 - That is, about noon
  • c 19:23 - Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
  • d 19:39 - Greek him
  • e 19:39 - Greek one hundred litras; a litra (or Roman pound) was equal to about 11 1/2 ounces or 327 grams