Care of the Body of Jesus

31 Now then, since it was (A)the day of preparation, to prevent (B)the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath ([a]for that Sabbath was a (C)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 (D)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 (E)blood and water came out. 35 And he who has seen has (F)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 (G)so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “(H)Not a bone of Him shall be [b]broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “(I)They will look at Him whom they pierced.”

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  1. John 19:31 Lit for the day of that Sabbath was great
  2. John 19:36 Or crushed; or shattered

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