New Living Translation
And so, because it was the day of preparation for the Jewish Passover and since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.
King James Bible
There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
Darby Bible Translation
There therefore, on account of the preparation of the Jews, because the tomb was near, they laid Jesus.
World English Bible
Then because of the Jews' Preparation Day (for the tomb was near at hand) they laid Jesus there.
Young's Literal Translation
there, therefore, because of the preparation of the Jews, because the tomb was nigh, they laid Jesus.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:42 Because of the preparation - That is, they chose the rather to lay him in that sepulchre which was nigh, because it was the day before the Sabbath, which also was drawing to an end, so that they had no time to carry him far.
LibraryChrist's Finished and Unfinished Work
'Jesus ... said, It is finished.'--JOHN xix. 30. 'He said unto me, It is done.'--REV. xxi. 6. One of these sayings was spoken from the Cross, the other from the Throne. The Speaker of both is the same. In the one, His voice 'then shook the earth,' as the rending rocks testified; in the other, His voice 'will shake not the earth only but also heaven'; for 'new heavens and a new earth' accompanied the proclamation. In the one, like some traveller ready to depart, who casts a final glance over his preparations, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI
Christ Our Passover
The Grave in a Garden
It was now about noon on the day of preparation for the Passover. And Pilate said to the people, "Look, here is your king!"
The place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek, so that many people could read it.
It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn't want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.
The place of crucifixion was near a garden, where there was a new tomb, never used before.
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