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Jeremiah chapter 23

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"Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!" declares the LORD.
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Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: "Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done," declares the LORD.
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"I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number.
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I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the LORD.
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"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.
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In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness.
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"So then, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when people will no longer say, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,'
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but they will say, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.' Then they will live in their own land."
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Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me; all my bones tremble. I am like a drunken man, like a man overcome by wine, because of the LORD and his holy words.
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The land is full of adulterers; because of the curse the land lies parched and the pastures in the desert are withered. The [prophets] follow an evil course and use their power unjustly.
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"Both prophet and priest are godless; even in my temple I find their wickedness," declares the LORD.
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"Therefore their path will become slippery; they will be banished to darkness and there they will fall. I will bring disaster on them in the year they are punished," declares the LORD.
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"Among the prophets of Samaria I saw this repulsive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.
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And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible: They commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his wickedness. They are all like Sodom to me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah."
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Therefore, this is what the LORD Almighty says concerning the prophets: "I will make them eat bitter food and drink poisoned water, because from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the land."
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This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
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They keep saying to those who despise me, 'The LORD says: You will have peace.' And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts they say, 'No harm will come to you.'
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But which of them has stood in the council of the LORD to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word?
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See, the storm of the LORD will burst out in wrath, a whirlwind swirling down on the heads of the wicked.
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The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand it clearly.
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I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied.
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But if they had stood in my council, they would have proclaimed my words to my people and would have turned them from their evil ways and from their evil deeds.
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"Am I only a God nearby," declares the LORD, "and not a God far away?
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Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD.
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"I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, 'I had a dream! I had a dream!'
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How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds?
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They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their fathers forgot my name through Baal worship.
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Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?" declares the LORD.
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"Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
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"Therefore," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from me.
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Yes," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, 'The LORD declares.'
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Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams," declares the LORD. "They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least," declares the LORD.
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"When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, 'What is the oracle of the LORD?' say to them, 'What oracle? I will forsake you, declares the LORD.'
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If a prophet or a priest or anyone else claims, 'This is the oracle of the LORD,' I will punish that man and his household.
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This is what each of you keeps on saying to his friend or relative: 'What is the LORD's answer?' or 'What has the LORD spoken?'
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But you must not mention 'the oracle of the LORD' again, because every man's own word becomes his oracle and so you distort the words of the living God, the LORD Almighty, our God.
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This is what you keep saying to a prophet: 'What is the LORD's answer to you?' or 'What has the LORD spoken?'
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Although you claim, 'This is the oracle of the LORD,' this is what the LORD says: You used the words, 'This is the oracle of the LORD,' even though I told you that you must not claim, 'This is the oracle of the LORD.'
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Therefore, I will surely forget you and cast you out of my presence along with the city I gave to you and your fathers.
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I will bring upon you everlasting disgrace-- everlasting shame that will not be forgotten."

Jeremiah chapter 24

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After Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and the officials, the craftsmen and the artisans of Judah were carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the LORD showed me two baskets of figs placed in front of the temple of the LORD.
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One basket had very good figs, like those that ripen early; the other basket had very poor figs, so bad they could not be eaten.
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Then the LORD asked me, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" "Figs," I answered. "The good ones are very good, but the poor ones are so bad they cannot be eaten."
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Then the word of the LORD came to me:
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"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Like these good figs, I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom I sent away from this place to the land of the Babylonians.
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My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them.
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I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.
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"'But like the poor figs, which are so bad they cannot be eaten,' says the LORD, 'so will I deal with Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the survivors from Jerusalem, whether they remain in this land or live in Egypt.
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I will make them abhorrent and an offense to all the kingdoms of the earth, a reproach and a byword, an object of ridicule and cursing, wherever I banish them.
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I will send the sword, famine and plague against them until they are destroyed from the land I gave to them and their fathers.'"

Jeremiah chapter 25

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The word came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, which was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
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So Jeremiah the prophet said to all the people of Judah and to all those living in Jerusalem:
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For twenty-three years-- from the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah until this very day-- the word of the LORD has come to me and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.
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And though the LORD has sent all his servants the prophets to you again and again, you have not listened or paid any attention.
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They said, "Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways and your evil practices, and you can stay in the land the LORD gave to you and your fathers for ever and ever.
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Do not follow other gods to serve and worship them; do not provoke me to anger with what your hands have made. Then I will not harm you."
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"But you did not listen to me," declares the LORD, "and you have provoked me with what your hands have made, and you have brought harm to yourselves."
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Therefore the LORD Almighty says this: "Because you have not listened to my words,
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I will summon all the peoples of the north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon," declares the LORD, "and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy them and make them an object of horror and scorn, and an everlasting ruin.
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I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp.
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This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
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"But when the seventy years are fulfilled, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation, the land of the Babylonians, for their guilt," declares the LORD, "and will make it desolate forever.
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I will bring upon that land all the things I have spoken against it, all that are written in this book and prophesied by Jeremiah against all the nations.
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They themselves will be enslaved by many nations and great kings; I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands."
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This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: "Take from my hand this cup filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it.
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When they drink it, they will stagger and go mad because of the sword I will send among them."
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So I took the cup from the LORD's hand and made all the nations to whom he sent me drink it:
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Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin and an object of horror and scorn and cursing, as they are today;
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Pharaoh king of Egypt, his attendants, his officials and all his people,
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and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz; all the kings of the Philistines (those of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod);
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Edom, Moab and Ammon;
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all the kings of Tyre and Sidon; the kings of the coastlands across the sea;
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Dedan, Tema, Buz and all who are in distant places;
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all the kings of Arabia and all the kings of the foreign people who live in the desert;
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all the kings of Zimri, Elam and Media;
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and all the kings of the north, near and far, one after the other-- all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshach will drink it too.
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"Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword I will send among you.'
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But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink, tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: You must drink it!
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See, I am beginning to bring disaster on the city that bears my Name, and will you indeed go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword upon all who live on the earth, declares the LORD Almighty.'
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"Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them: "'The LORD will roar from on high; he will thunder from his holy dwelling and roar mightily against his land. He will shout like those who tread the grapes, shout against all who live on the earth.
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The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth, for the LORD will bring charges against the nations; he will bring judgment on all mankind and put the wicked to the sword,'" declares the LORD.
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This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Look! Disaster is spreading from nation to nation; a mighty storm is rising from the ends of the earth."
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At that time those slain by the LORD will be everywhere-- from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered up or buried, but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
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Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery.
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The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape.
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Hear the cry of the shepherds, the wailing of the leaders of the flock, for the LORD is destroying their pasture.
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The peaceful meadows will be laid waste because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
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Like a lion he will leave his lair, and their land will become desolate because of the sword of the oppressor and because of the LORD's fierce anger.

John chapter 19

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Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.
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The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe
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and went up to him again and again, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!" And they struck him in the face.
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Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, "Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him."
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When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, "Here is the man!"
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As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, "Crucify! Crucify!" But Pilate answered, "You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him."
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The Jews insisted, "We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God."
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When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid,
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and he went back inside the palace. "Where do you come from?" he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.
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"Do you refuse to speak to me?" Pilate said. "Don't you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?"
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Jesus answered, "You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin."
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From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jews kept shouting, "If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar."
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When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge's seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha).
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It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the sixth hour. "Here is your king," Pilate said to the Jews.
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But they shouted, "Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!" "Shall I crucify your king?" Pilate asked. "We have no king but Caesar," the chief priests answered.
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Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus.
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Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).
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Here they crucified him, and with him two others-- one on each side and Jesus in the middle.
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Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
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Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek.
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The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, "Do not write 'The King of the Jews,' but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews."
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Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written."
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When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
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"Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it." This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, "They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing." So this is what the soldiers did.
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Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
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When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son,"
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and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
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Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."
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A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips.
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When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
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Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.
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The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other.
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But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
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Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.
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The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.
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These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken,"
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and, as another scripture says, "They will look on the one they have pierced."
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Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jews. With Pilate's permission, he came and took the body away.
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He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.
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Taking Jesus' body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.
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At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid.
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Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.
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