Suddenly, the curtain in the temple was split in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split open.
The tombs were opened, and the bodies of many holy people who had died came back to life.
They came out of the tombs after he had come back to life, and they went into the holy city where they appeared to many people.
An army officer and those watching Jesus with him saw the earthquake and the other things happening. They were terrified and said, "Certainly, this was the Son of God!"
Many women were there watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee and had always supported him.
Among them were Mary from Magdala, Mary (the mother of James and Joseph), and the mother of Zebedee's sons.
In the evening a rich man named Joseph arrived. He was from the city of Arimathea and had become a disciple of Jesus.
He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.
Then he laid it in his own new tomb, which had been cut in a rock. After rolling a large stone against the door of the tomb, he went away.
Mary from Magdala and the other Mary were sitting there, facing the tomb.