New Living Translation
This all happened on Friday, the day of preparation, the day before the Sabbath. As evening approached,
King James Bible
And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
Darby Bible Translation
And when it was already evening, since it was the preparation, that is, the day before a sabbath,
World English Bible
When evening had now come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
Young's Literal Translation
And now evening having come, seeing it was the preparation, that is, the fore-sabbath,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:42 Because it was the day before the Sabbath - And the bodies might not hang on the Sabbath day: therefore they were in haste to have them taken down.
LibraryThe Centurion at the Cross.
MATT. XXVII. 54. Comp. MARK XV. 39. "Now, when the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying: Truly this was the [a] Son of God." LUKE XXIII. 47. "Now, when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying: Certainly this was a righteous man." Note.--The centurion here spoken of is the one who, according to Roman custom, presided over the execution (hence called by Seneca centurio supplicio præpositus; …
Philip Schaff—The Person of Christ
Joseph of Arimathea
"Himself He could not Save. " --Mark xv. 31
Whether Christ was Buried in a Becoming Manner?
As evening approached, Joseph, a rich man from Arimathea who had become a follower of Jesus,
The next day, on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate.
Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish high council,
This was done late on Friday afternoon, the day of preparation, as the Sabbath was about to begin.
Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus' body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away.
"When they had done all that the prophecies said about him, they took him down from the cross and placed him in a tomb.
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