John 19:39-40

39 1Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus[a] by night, came 2bringing a mixture of 3myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds[b] in weight.
40 So they took the body of Jesus and 4bound it in 5linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.

John 19:39-40 In-Context

37 And again another Scripture says, "They will look on him whom they have pierced."
38 After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body.
39 Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight.
40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.
42 So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.

Cross References 5

  • 1. John 3:1, 2; John 7:50
  • 2. [Mark 16:1; Luke 24:1]
  • 3. Psalms 45:8; Proverbs 7:17; Song of Songs 4:14
  • 4. John 11:44; [2 Chronicles 16:14; Acts 5:6]
  • 5. John 20:5-7; Luke 24:12

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Greek him
  • [b]. Greek one hundred litras; a litra (or Roman pound) was equal to about 11 1/2 ounces or 327 grams
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