John 19:38-42

Jesus’ body is buried

38 After this Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate if he could take away the body of Jesus. Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one because he feared the Jewish authorities. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and took the body away.
39 Nicodemus, the one who at first had come to Jesus at night, was there too. He brought a mixture of myrrh and aloe, nearly seventy-five pounds in all.
40 Following Jewish burial customs, they took Jesus' body and wrapped it, with the spices, in linen cloths.
41 There was a garden in the place where Jesus was crucified, and in the garden was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid.
42 Because it was the Jewish Preparation Day and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus in it.

John 19:38-42 In-Context

36 These things happened to fulfill the scripture, They won't break any of his bones.
37 And another scripture says, They will look at him whom they have pierced.
38 After this Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate if he could take away the body of Jesus. Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one because he feared the Jewish authorities. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and took the body away.
39 Nicodemus, the one who at first had come to Jesus at night, was there too. He brought a mixture of myrrh and aloe, nearly seventy-five pounds in all.
40 Following Jewish burial customs, they took Jesus' body and wrapped it, with the spices, in linen cloths.
41 There was a garden in the place where Jesus was crucified, and in the garden was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid.
42 Because it was the Jewish Preparation Day and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus in it.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or one hundred litra; that is, one hundred Roman pounds