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Jesus Is Buried
38 Joseph from Arimathea was one of Jesus' disciples. He had kept it secret though, because he was afraid of the Jewish leaders. But now he asked Pilate to let him have Jesus' body. Pilate gave him permission, and Joseph took it down from the cross.
39 Nicodemus also came with about seventy-five pounds of spices made from myrrh and aloes. This was the same Nicodemus who had visited Jesus one night.[a] 40 The two men wrapped the body in a linen cloth, together with the spices, which was how the Jewish people buried their dead.Read full chapter
- 19.39 Nicodemus who had visited Jesus one night: See 3.1-21.