"Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it." This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled1 which said, "They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing."a2 So this is what the soldiers did.
Near the cross3 of Jesus stood his mother,4 his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.526
When Jesus saw his mother6 there, and the disciple whom he loved7 standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son,"27
and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
Later, knowing that all was now completed,8 and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled,9 Jesus said, "I am thirsty."29
A jar of wine vinegar10 was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips.
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished."11 With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Now it was the day of Preparation,12 and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses13 during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.
The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other.1433
But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced15 Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.16