New American Standard Bible
When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
King James Bible
And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
Darby Bible Translation
And when it was already evening, since it was the preparation, that is, the day before a sabbath,
World English Bible
When evening had now come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,
Young's Literal Translation
And now evening having come, seeing it was the preparation, that is, the fore-sabbath,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The even - The time after three o'clock in the afternoon.
The Preparation ... - The following day was to be a day of special solemnity, called the "great day" of the feast. More than ordinary preparation was therefore made for "that" Sabbath on the day before. Hence, the day was known as a day of preparation. This consisted in the preparation of food, etc., to be used on the Sabbath.
LibraryThe Death which Gives Life
'And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross. 22. And they bring Him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. 23. And they gave Him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but He received it not. 24. And when they had crucified Him, they parted His garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. 25. And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26. And the superscription …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Fourth Word
The Shortest of the Seven Cries
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
Now on the next day, the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate,
And a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man
It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body.
"When they had carried out all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb.
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