Matthew 27:59
New International Version
Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

New Living Translation
Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a long sheet of clean linen cloth.

English Standard Version
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud

Berean Study Bible
So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

Berean Literal Bible
And Joseph having taken the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth

King James Bible
And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

New King James Version
When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

New American Standard Bible
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

NASB 1995
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

NASB 1977
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

Amplified Bible
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth (burial wrapping),

Christian Standard Bible
So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in clean, fine linen,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in clean, fine linen,

American Standard Version
And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yoseph took the body and wound it in a sheet of pure linen.

Contemporary English Version
who took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joseph taking the body, wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth.

English Revised Version
And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

Good News Translation
So Joseph took it, wrapped it in a new linen sheet,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.

International Standard Version
So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.

Literal Standard Version
And having taken the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen,

NET Bible
Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

New Heart English Bible
Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

Weymouth New Testament
So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean sheet of fine linen.

World English Bible
Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

Young's Literal Translation
And having taken the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Burial of Jesus
58He went to Pilate to ask for the body of Jesus, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut into the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away.…

Cross References
Isaiah 25:7
On this mountain He will swallow up the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations;

Matthew 27:58
He went to Pilate to ask for the body of Jesus, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.

Matthew 27:60
and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut into the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away.

Mark 15:46
So Joseph bought a linen cloth, took down the body of Jesus, wrapped it in the cloth, and placed it in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.

Luke 23:53
Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and placed it in a tomb cut into the rock, where no one had yet been laid.


Treasury of Scripture

And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,









(59) A clean linen cloth.--The word for "linen cloth," Sindon, points, according to different derivations, to a Sidonian or an Indian fabric. It was probably of the nature of muslin rather than linen, and seems to have been specially used by the Egyptians for folding round their mummies, but sometimes also for the sheet in which a man slept (Herod. ii. 82, 95). In the New Testament it appears only in the account of our Lord's burial and in the strange narrative of Mark 14:51.

Verse 59. - When Joseph had taken the body. In order to effect this, the cross would be taken up and deposited upon the ground, the nails would be drawn from hands and feet, the cord unbound (if cord there was), and the corpse laid reverently down. We must remember that this act of Joseph and his friends was not only a bold proceeding, but an act of great self-denial. Contact with a corpse caused ceremonial defilement of seven days' duration, and thus they would be debarred from taking their part in the great Paschal solemnity, with its solemn and joyful observances. But the love of Jesus and the unselfish desire to render him honour enabled them to rise superior to religious prejudices, and willingly to make the required sacrifice. Wrapped it in a clean linen cloth; literally, swathed it in clean linen. The body was enveloped in a sheet of fine linen, pure and clean, as was fitting. The linen was a fine Indian cloth or muslin, much used for such purposes in Egypt. The body would then be taken to its destination on an open bier. St. John adds the fact that Nicodemus took part in the entombment, bringing a large amount of myrrh and aloes for a temporary embalming, the near approach of the sabbath leaving no time for more elaborate offices. All had to be done with the utmost expedition consistent with propriety and reverence, to avoid encroachment on the rest of that high sabbath. Some of the preparations for burial would doubtless be made in the vestibule of the tomb, which was a small court, but spacious enough for the purpose. Here the limbs would be separately bound with folds of linen, between layers of spices, the head being wrapped in a napkin.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Joseph
Ἰωσὴφ (Iōsēph)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2501: Joseph, a proper name. Of Hebrew origin; Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.

took
λαβὼν (labōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

body,
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

wrapped
ἐνετύλιξεν (enetylixen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1794: To wrap up, roll round, envelop. From en and tulisso; to entwine, i.e. Wind up in.

it
αὐτὸ (auto)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

a clean
καθαρᾷ (kathara)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2513: Clean.

linen cloth,
σινδόνι (sindoni)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4616: Fine linen, a linen cloth. Of uncertain origin; byssos, i.e. Bleached linen.


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