When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah."
One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar,1 put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down," he said.
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With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.2
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The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.3
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And when the centurion,4 who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"5
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Some women were watching from a distance.6 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.7
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In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.8
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It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath).9 So as evening approached,
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Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council,10 who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God,11 went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus' body.
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Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died.
When he learned from the centurion12 that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.
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