New American Standard Bible
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
King James Bible
When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
Darby Bible Translation
Now when even was come there came a rich man of Arimathaea, his name Joseph, who also himself was a disciple to Jesus.
World English Bible
When evening had come, a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself was also Jesus' disciple came.
Young's Literal Translation
And evening having come, there came a rich man, from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was discipled to Jesus,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When the even was come - That is, some time after three o'clock in the afternoon. Before this, the Jews had besought Pilate that the legs of those who were crucified might be broken and the bodies be taken down, that they might not remain on the cross during the Sabbath. The soldiers, coming to Jesus for that purpose, found that he was already dead, contrary to their expectation. A soldier, however, thrust a spear into his side, and there was furnished the fullest proof that he had expired. See the notes at John 19:31-37.
A rich man of Arimathea - It is uncertain where Arimathea was. There were several cities of that name in Judea. It is commonly supposed to be the same as Rama. See the notes at Matthew 2:17. Luke says that this was a "city of the Jews," and it is probable, therefore, that it was in the tribe of Benjamin, and but a short distance from Jerusalem. This man sustained a high character. He was an "honorable counsellor, who also waited for the kingdom of God" Mark 15:43; he was "a good man and a just" Luke 23:50; he had nobly set himself against the wicked purposes of the Sanhedrin Luke 23:51; he was a disciple of Jesus, though he was not openly his follower, because he feared the Jews, John 19:38.
LibraryThe Sentence which Condemned the Judges
And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying, Art Thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 12. And when He was accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. 13. Then said Pilate unto Him, Hearest Thou not how many things they witness against Thee? 14. And He answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 15. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Taunts Turning to Testimonies
Remorse and Suicide of Judas.
His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.
This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.
When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
And a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man
After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body.
"When they had carried out all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb.
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