John 19:28-42 NLT

28 Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.”a

References for John 19:28

    • 19:28 - See Pss 22:15; 69:21 .
      29 A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips.
      30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.
      31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.
      32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men crucified with Jesus.
      33 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs.
      34 One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.
      35 (This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. He speaks the truth so that you also may continue to believe.b )

      References for John 19:35

        • 19:35 - Some manuscripts read that you also may believe.
          36 These things happened in fulfillment of the Scriptures that say, “Not one of his bones will be broken,”c

          References for John 19:36

            • 19:36 - Exod 12:46; Num 9:12; Ps 34:20 .
              37 and “They will look on the one they pierced.”d

              References for John 19:37

                • 19:37 - Zech 12:10 .
                  38 Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus’ body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away.
                  39 With him came Nicodemus, the man who had come to Jesus at night. He brought about seventy-five poundse of perfumed ointment made from myrrh and aloes.

                  References for John 19:39

                    • 19:39 - Greek 100 litras [32.7 kilograms].
                      40 Following Jewish burial custom, they wrapped Jesus’ body with the spices in long sheets of linen cloth.
                      41 The place of crucifixion was near a garden, where there was a new tomb, never used before.
                      42 And so, because it was the day of preparation for the Jewish Passoverf and since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.

                      References for John 19:42

                        • 19:42 - Greek because of the Jewish day of preparation.