Then the Jews, because it was 1the day of preparation, so that 2the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a 3high 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 4crucified 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 5blood and water came out.
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And he who has seen has 6testified, 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 7to fulfill the Scripture, "8NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE BROKEN."
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And again another Scripture says, "9THEY SHALL LOOK ON HIM WHOM THEY PIERCED."
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10After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a 11secret one for 12fear 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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13Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, 14bringing a mixture of 15myrrh and aloes, about a 16hundred pounds weight.
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So they took the body of Jesus and 17bound it in 18linen 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 19new tomb 20in which no one had yet been laid.
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Therefore because of the Jewish day of 21preparation, since the tomb was 22nearby, they laid Jesus there.
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