And when the centurion,1 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!"2
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Some women were watching from a distance.3 Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.4
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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.5
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It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath).6 So as evening approached,
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Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council,7 who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God,8 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 centurion9 that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.
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So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.10
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Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses11 saw where he was laid.
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