And when the sabbath was past
"In the end of it", as Matthew says, ( Matthew 28:1 ) ; not "when it was the sabbath", as the Arabic version reads; for it was not lawful to buy spices, and anoint with on the sabbath day; (See Gill on Matthew 28:1).
Mary Magdalene, and Mary, [the mother of James,] and Salome;
who was the wife of Zebedee, and the mother of the other James and John:
had bought sweet spices;
or "brought", as the Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions read; for though the women might have bought some on the preparation day, the day before the sabbath, the same evening that Christ was buried, ( Luke 23:56 ) , yet, they might buy more for the same purpose, after the sabbath was over: for this there was a particular market at Jerusalem F4; for we are a told, that
``there were there three markets, one by another; in the first of which were sold, all kinds of precious things, silks, and embroidered work; in the second, various kinds of fruits and herbs; and in the third, all kinds of spices.''That they might come and anoint him;