23 Then (A)the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made (B)four parts, a part to every soldier and also the [a]tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven [b]in one piece. 24 So they said to one another, “(C)Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be”; (D)this was to fulfill the Scripture: “They (E)divided My outer garments among them, and for My clothing they cast [c]lots.” 25 Therefore the soldiers did these things.

(F)But standing by the cross of Jesus were (G)His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and (H)Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus then 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!” 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)to fulfill the Scripture, *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 upon 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 Then the Jews, because it was (R)the day of preparation, so that (S)the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath ([d]for that Sabbath was a (T)high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might 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 coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 But 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 came to pass (X)to fulfill the Scripture, “(Y)Not a bone of Him shall be [e]broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “(Z)They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”

38 (AA)After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a (AB)secret one for (AC)fear of the Jews, asked 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 [f]mixture of (AF)myrrh and aloes, about a (AG)hundred [g]pounds 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 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 Gr khiton, the garment 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 19:39 Two early mss read package of
  7. John 19:39 Lit 100 litras (12 oz each)