New International Version
It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
King James Bible
And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
Darby Bible Translation
And it was preparation day, and [the] sabbath twilight was coming on.
World English Bible
It was the day of the Preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing near.
Young's Literal Translation
And the day was a preparation, and sabbath was approaching,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the Sabbath drew on - Or, The Sabbath was lighting up, επεφωσκε, i.e. with the candles which the Jews light just before six in the evening, when the Sabbath commences. The same word is used for the dawning of the day, Matthew 28:1. Wakefield. The Jews always lighted up candles on the Sabbath; and it was a solemn precept that, "if a man had not bread to eat, he must beg from door to door to get a little oil to set up his Sabbath light." The night of the Sabbath drew on, which the Jews were accustomed to call the light. See Lightfoot.
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The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached,
Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.
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