And now when the even was come, because it was the
preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for
the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved
the body of Jesus.
And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him
the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to
And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the
linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and
rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where
he was laid.
This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body
The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies
should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath
day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken,
and that they might be taken away.
And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a
sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after,
and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the
sabbath day according to the commandment.
Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the
garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day;
for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
John 19:31, 41, 42.
|Now the next day, that
day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together
Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet
alive, After three days I will rise again.
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day,
lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the
people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse
than the first.
Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it
as sure as ye can.
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and
setting a watch.
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary
of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and
And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto
the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from
the door of the sepulchre?
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it
was very great.
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the
right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth,
which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place
where they laid him.
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward
first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat upon it.
Matthew 28:1, 2.
Now upon the first day of the week, very early
the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which
they had prepared, and certain others with them.
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when
it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away
from the sepulchre.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he
was yet in Galilee,
Luke 24:1, 2, 6.