Burial of Jesus

Found in Matthew 27:57-66, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56 and John 19:38-42

Luke 23:50-51 

There was a man named Joseph, a counsellor. He was a good and just man. (Joseph had not consented to the counsel and deed they had done). He was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews. He also waited for the kingdom of God. 

Mark 15:42 When evening was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, 

John 19:38 Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. 

Mark says Joseph “went in boldly to Pilate and craved the body of Jesus.”

Mark 15:44-46

Pilate marveled that Jesus was already dead. Calling to him the centurion, he asked the centurion whether Jesus had been dead any while. And when he knew it of the centurion, Pilate gave the body to Joseph. 

And he bought a fine linen.

John 19:39-40 

And there came also Nicodemus, who at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds in weight. 

Then Joseph and Nicodemus took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 

Matthew 27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock (wherein never man before was laid – Luke): and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. 

Mark 15:47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses (sitting over against the sepulchre – Matthew) beheld where he was laid. 

Luke 23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 

Matthew 27:62-66 

Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate. 

Chief priests and Pharisees: Sir, we remember what that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. Therefore command that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 

Pilate: You 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.


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