The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God1 and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
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When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts2 and went away.
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But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee,3 stood at a distance,4 watching these things.
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Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
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who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of God.5
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Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.
It was Preparation Day,6 and the Sabbath was about to begin.
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The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee7 followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
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Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes.8 But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.9
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