After this, Jesus, knowing that everything was now brought to an end, said--that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "I am thirsty."
There was a jar of wine standing there. With this wine they filled a sponge, put it on the end of a stalk of hyssop, and lifted it to His mouth.
As soon as Jesus had taken the wine, He said, "It is finished." And then, bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit.
Meanwhile the Jews, because it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and in order that the bodies might not remain on the crosses during the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was one of special solemnity), requested Pilate to have the legs of the dying men broken, and the bodies removed.
Accordingly the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and also of the other who had been crucified with Jesus.
Then they came to Jesus Himself: but when they saw that He was already dead, they refrained from breaking His legs.
One of the soldiers, however, made a thrust at His side with a lance, and immediately blood and water flowed out.
This statement is the testimony of an eye-witness, and it is true. He knows that he is telling the truth--in order that you also may believe.
For all this took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled which declares, "Not one of His bones shall be broken."
And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they have pierced."
After this, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but for fear of the Jews a secret disciple, asked Pilate's permission to carry away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and removed the body.
Nicodemus too--he who at first had visited Jesus by night--came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, in weight about seventy or eighty pounds.
Taking down the body they wrapped it in linen cloths along with the spices, in accordance with the Jewish mode of preparing for burial.
There was a garden at the place where Jesus had been crucified, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried.
Therefore, because it was the day of Preparation for the Jewish Passover, and the tomb was close at hand, they put Jesus there.