Then 1the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made 2four parts, a part to every soldier and also the tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece.
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So they said to one another, "3Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be"; 4this was to fulfill the Scripture: "THEY 5DIVIDED MY OUTER GARMENTS AMONG THEM, AND FOR MY CLOTHING THEY CAST LOTS."
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Therefore the soldiers did these things. 6But standing by the cross of Jesus were 7His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and 8Mary Magdalene.
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When Jesus then saw His mother, and 9the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, "10Woman, behold, your son!"
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Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" From that hour the disciple took her into 11his own household.
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After this, Jesus, 12knowing that all things had already been accomplished, 13to fulfill the Scripture, said, "14I am thirsty."
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A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so 15they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth.
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Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "16It is finished!" And He bowed His head and 17gave up His spirit.
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Then the Jews, because it was 18the day of preparation, so that 19the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a 20high day ), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
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So the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was 21crucified with Him;
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but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately 22blood and water came out.
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And he who has seen has 23testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.
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For these things came to pass 24to fulfill the Scripture, "25NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE BROKEN."
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And again another Scripture says, "26THEY SHALL LOOK ON HIM WHOM THEY PIERCED."
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27After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a 28secret one for 29fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body.
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30Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, 31bringing a mixture of 32myrrh and aloes, about a 33hundred pounds weight.
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So they took the body of Jesus and 34bound it in 35linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
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Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a 36new tomb 37in which no one had yet been laid.
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Therefore because of the Jewish day of 38preparation, since the tomb was 39nearby, they laid Jesus there.
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