New International Version
When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.
King James Bible
And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
Darby Bible Translation
And when he knew from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
World English Bible
When he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
Young's Literal Translation
and having known it from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Went in boldly unto Pilate - He who was a coward before now acts a more open, fearless part, than any of the disciples of our Lord! This the Holy Spirit has thought worthy of especial notice. It needed no small measure of courage to declare now for Jesus, who had been a few hours ago condemned as a blasphemer by the Jews, and as a seditious person by the Romans; and this was the more remarkable in Joseph, because hitherto, for fear of the Jews, he had been only a secret disciple of our Lord. See John 19:38.
The apostle says, We have Boldness to enter into the holiest through his blood. Strange as it may appear, the death of Jesus is the grand cause of confidence and courage to a believing soul.
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'And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His Cross.'--Mark xv. 21. How little these soldiers knew that they were making this man immortal! What a strange fate that is which has befallen chose persons in the Gospel narrative, who for an instant came into contact with Jesus Christ. Like ships passing athwart the white ghostlike splendour of moonlight on the sea, they gleam silvery pure for a moment as they cross its …
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The Dying Saviour Our Example.
And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"
Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died.
So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
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