Bible: John 19:16-42

19:16 Then Pilate 1  handed him over 2  to them to be crucified.

The Crucifixion

So they took Jesus, 19:17 and carrying his own cross 3  he went out to the place called “The Place of the Skull 4  (called in Aramaic 5  Golgotha). 6  19:18 There they 7  crucified 8  him along with two others, 9  one on each side, with Jesus in the middle. 19:19 Pilate also had a notice 10  written and fastened to the cross, 11  which read: 12  “Jesus the Nazarene, the king of the Jews.” 19:20 Thus many of the Jewish residents of Jerusalem 13  read this notice, 14  because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the notice was written in Aramaic, 15  Latin, and Greek. 19:21 Then the chief priests of the Jews 16  said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The king of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am king of the Jews.’ 19:22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

19:23 Now when the soldiers crucified 17  Jesus, they took his clothes and made four shares, one for each soldier, 18  and the tunic 19  remained. (Now the tunic 20  was seamless, woven from top to bottom as a single piece.) 21  19:24 So the soldiers said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but throw dice 22  to see who will get it.” 23  This took place 24  to fulfill the scripture that says,They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they threw dice.” 25  So the soldiers did these things.

19:25 Now standing beside Jesuscross were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26  19:26 So when Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, 27  look, here is your son! 19:27 He then said to his disciple, “Look, here is your mother!” From that very time 28  the disciple took her into his own home.

Jesus’ Death

19:28 After this Jesus, realizing that by this time 29  everything was completed, 30  said (in order to fulfill the scripture), 31  “I am thirsty! 32  19:29 A jar full of sour wine 33  was there, so they put a sponge soaked in sour wine on a branch of hyssop 34  and lifted it 35  to his mouth. 19:30 When 36  he had received the sour wine, Jesus said, “It is completed!” 37  Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 38 

19:31 Then, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies should not stay on the crosses on the Sabbath 39  (for that Sabbath was an especially important one), 40  the Jewish leaders 41  asked Pilate to have the victimslegs 42  broken 43  and the bodies taken down. 44  19:32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men who had been crucified 45  with Jesus, 46  first the one and then the other. 47  19:33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced 48  his side with a spear, and blood and water 49  flowed out immediately. 19:35 And the person who saw it 50  has testified (and his testimony is true, and he 51  knows that he is telling the truth), 52  so that you also may believe. 19:36 For these things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled, “Not a bone of his will be broken.” 53  19:37 And again another scripture says, “They will look on the one whom they have pierced.” 54 

Jesus’ Burial

19:38 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple of Jesus (but secretly, because he feared the Jewish leaders 55 ), 56  asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. Pilate 57  gave him permission, so he went and took the body away. 58  19:39 Nicodemus, the man who had previously come to Jesus 59  at night, 60  accompanied Joseph, 61  carrying a mixture of myrrh and aloes 62  weighing about seventy-five pounds. 63  19:40 Then they took Jesusbody and wrapped it, with the aromatic spices, 64  in strips of linen cloth 65  according to Jewish burial customs. 66  19:41 Now at the place where Jesus 67  was crucified 68  there was a garden, 69  and in the garden 70  was a new tomb where no one had yet been buried. 71  19:42 And so, because it was the Jewish day of preparation 72  and the tomb was nearby, 73  they placed Jesusbody there.

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