John 19:39
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English Standard Version
Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And there came also Nicodemus, he who at the first came to him by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Nicodemus also came, (he who at the first came to Jesus by night,) bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

English Revised Version
And there came also Nicodemus, he who at the first came to him by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 pound weight.

Weymouth New Testament
Nicodemus too--he who at first had visited Jesus by night--came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, in weight about seventy or eighty pounds.

John 19:39 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Came Nicodemus - came by night

The contrast is marked between his first and his second coming.

Mixture (μίγμα)

Only here in the New Testament. Some authorities read ἕλιγμα, a roll.

Pounds

Roman pounds, of nearly twelve ounces. The large quantity may be explained by the intention of covering the entire body with the preparation, and by the fact that a portion was designed for the couch of the body in the grave. Compare the account of the burial of Asa, 2 Chronicles 16:14. "Extraordinary reverence in its sorrowful excitement does not easily satisfy itself" (Meyer).

John 19:39 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nicodemus.

John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

*etc:

John 7:50-52 Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)...

Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment to victory.

Matthew 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

a.

John 12:7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying has she kept this.

2 Chronicles 16:14 And they buried him in his own sepulchers, which he had made for himself in the city of David...

Songs 4:6,14 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense...

Cross References
Genesis 50:2
And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.

2 Chronicles 16:14
They buried him in the tomb that he had cut for himself in the city of David. They laid him on a bier that had been filled with various kinds of spices prepared by the perfumer's art, and they made a very great fire in his honor.

Psalm 45:8
your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;

Proverbs 7:17
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Song of Solomon 1:13
My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh that lies between my breasts.

Song of Solomon 4:14
nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all choice spices--

Matthew 2:11
And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

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