John 19:38-40 NIV

The Burial of Jesus

19:38-42pp -- Mt 27:57-61; Mk 15:42-47; Lk 23:50-56

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jews.1 With Pilate's permission, he came and took the body away.

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39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus,2 the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.a

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    • d 19:39 - Greek "a hundred litrai" (about 34 kilograms)
      40 Taking Jesus' body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen.3 This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.4

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