The Burial of Jesus(A)

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders.(B) With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away.

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39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus,(A) the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.[a]

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  1. John 19:39 Or about 34 kilograms

42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him.(A) But because of the Pharisees(B) they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;(C)

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