Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus Bury Jesus
Interwoven Gospels

Now when evening was come, Joseph of Arimathea, a rich man, a good and just man, an honorable counsellor (he had not consented to their counsel and deed), who also himself was looking for the kingdom of God, and was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the other council members, boldly went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus, that he might take it away.

But Pilate wondered if He were already dead; and calling to him the centurion, he asked him whether He were already dead. And having learned it from the centurion, he granted the corpse to Joseph and commanded it to be given up to him. He came, therefore, and took away His body. Then came also Nicodemus, he who formerly came to Jesus by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about one hundred pounds. And Joseph bought a clean linen cloth, and they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is customary among the Jews to prepare for burial. Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden, Joseph's own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock, in which no one was ever yet laid; there then, because it was the day of the Jews' Preparation and the sabbath began to dawn, and because the tomb was near, they laid Jesus; and rolled a great stone against the door of the tomb and departed.

And the women, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses, who had come with Him out of Galilee, followed after and sitting opposite the sepulchre, they saw the tomb where He was laid, and how His body was placed. Then they returned and rested on the Sabbath, according to the commandment.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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