Bible: John 19:31-35

19:31 Then, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies should not stay on the crosses on the Sabbath 1  (for that Sabbath was an especially important one), 2  the Jewish leaders 3  asked Pilate to have the victimslegs 4  broken 5  and the bodies taken down. 6  19:32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men who had been crucified 7  with Jesus, 8  first the one and then the other. 9  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 10  his side with a spear, and blood and water 11  flowed out immediately. 19:35 And the person who saw it 12  has testified (and his testimony is true, and he 13  knows that he is telling the truth), 14  so that you also may believe.

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