Jesus Is Buried

38 And after these things, Joseph who was from Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus (but a secret one for fear of the Jews), asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate allowed it,[a] so he came and took away his body. 39 And Nicodemus—the one who had come to him formerly at night—also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes weighing about a hundred pounds.[b] 40 So they took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in strips of linen cloth with the fragrant spices, as is the Jews’ custom to prepare for burial.

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  1. John 19:38 *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  2. John 19:39 The Greek term refers to a Roman pound, 327.45 grams (approximately 12 ounces)

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