New International Version
It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached,
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The day before the Sabbath - What we would call Friday evening. As the law of Moses had ordered that no criminal should continue hanging on a tree or gibbet till the setting of the sun, Joseph, fearing that the body of our Lord might be taken down, and thrown into the common grave with the two robbers, came and earnestly entreated Pilate to deliver it to him, that he might bury it in his own new tomb. See on Matthew 27:56, Matthew 27:60 (note).
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'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.'--Mark xv. 21. How little these soldiers knew that they were making this man immortal! What a strange fate that is which has befallen chose persons in the Gospel narrative, who for an instant came into contact with Jesus Christ. Like ships passing athwart the white ghostlike splendour of moonlight on the sea, they gleam silvery pure for a moment as they cross its …
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The Dying Saviour Our Example.
As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.
The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate's permission, he came and took the body away.
When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb.
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