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scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
And now when the even was come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
And, behold there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just :
(The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them :) he was of Arimathea,' a city of the Jews; who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
This man went unto Pilate, and begged 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 Joseph.
He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.'
And there came also Nicodemus, (which at the first came .to Jesus by night,) and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.
'Joseph of Arimathea was acquainted with Pilate, and probably assisted him in managing the affairs of the province.