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John 19:38-40 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Jesus Is Buried

38 Later, a man named Joseph from Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. (Joseph was a follower of Jesus, but he did not tell anyone, because he was afraid of the Jewish leaders.) Pilate said Joseph could take Jesus’ body, so he came and took it away.

39 Nicodemus went with Joseph. He was the man who had come to Jesus before and talked to him at night. He brought about 100 pounds[a] of spices—a mixture of myrrh and aloes. 40 These two men took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in pieces of linen cloth with the spices. (This is how the Jews bury people.)

Footnotes:

  1. John 19:39 100 pounds Literally, “100 litras” (Roman pounds), equal to 32.7 kg (72 pounds).
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