23 Then (A)the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made (B)four parts: a part to each soldier, and the [a]tunic also; but the tunic was seamless, woven [b]in one piece. 24 So they said to one another, “(C)Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be.” (D)This happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “They (E)divided My garments among themselves, and they cast [c]lots for My clothing.” Therefore the soldiers did these things.

25 (F)Now beside the cross of Jesus stood (G)His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and (H)Mary Magdalene. 26 So when Jesus saw His mother, and (I)the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He *said to His mother, (J)Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then He *said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into (K)his own household.

28 After this, Jesus, (L)knowing that all things had already been accomplished, (M)in order that the Scripture would be fulfilled, *said, (N)I am thirsty.” 29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so (O)they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, (P)It is finished!” And He bowed His head and (Q)gave up His spirit.

Care of the Body of Jesus

31 Now then, since it was (R)the day of preparation, to prevent (S)the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath ([d]for that Sabbath was a (T)high day), the Jews requested of Pilate that their legs be broken, and the bodies be taken away. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man, and of the other who was (U)crucified with Him; 33 but after they came to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 Yet one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately (V)blood and water came out. 35 And he who has seen has (W)testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe. 36 For these things took place (X)so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “(Y)Not a bone of Him shall be [e]broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “(Z)They will look at Him whom they pierced.”

38 Now (AA)after these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a (AB)secret one for (AC)fear of the [f]Jews, requested of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body. 39 (AD)Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, (AE)bringing a [g]mixture of (AF)myrrh and aloes, about a [h](AG)hundred litras weight. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and (AH)bound it in (AI)linen wrappings 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 was a (AJ)new tomb (AK)in which no one had yet been laid. 42 Therefore because of the Jewish day of (AL)preparation, since the tomb was (AM)nearby, they laid Jesus there.

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  1. John 19:23 A long shirt worn next to the skin
  2. John 19:23 Lit from the upper part through the whole
  3. John 19:24 Lit a lot
  4. John 19:31 Lit for the day of that Sabbath was great
  5. John 19:36 Or crushed; or shattered
  6. John 19:38 I.e., the Jewish leaders
  7. John 19:39 Two early mss package of
  8. John 19:39 I.e., Roman libras (about 75 lb. or 34 kg)

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