The religious leaders, therefore, since it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, that the bodies might not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath (for the day of that Sabbath was a great day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and they be taken away. The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who was crucified with Him; but when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water. And he who saw it hath testified, and his testimony is true, and he knoweth that what he saith is true, that ye may believe. For these things came to pass that the scripture might be fulfilled: "Not a bone of Him shall be broken." And again another scripture saith, "They shall look on Him whom they pierced."