John 19:25-35 (New International Version)

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25 Near the cross1 of Jesus stood his mother,2 his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.3 26 When Jesus saw his mother4 there, and the disciple whom he loved5 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.

The Death of Jesus

19:29,30pp -- Mt 27:48,50; Mk 15:36,37; Lk 23:36

28 Later, knowing that all was now completed,6 and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled,7 Jesus said, "I am thirsty." 29 A jar of wine vinegar8 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. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished."9 With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 31 Now it was the day of Preparation,10 and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses11 during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. 32 The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other.12 33 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced13 Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.14 35 The man who saw it15 has given testimony, and his testimony is true.16 He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.
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