Nov. 27

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John 19:31-42

31 Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. 35 He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe. 36 For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have pierced.”

38 After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. 39 Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus[l] by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds[m] in weight. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. 42 So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.

Psalm 37:8-17

    Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

For the evildoers shall be cut off,

    but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.

10 

In just a little while, the wicked will be no more;

    though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.

11 

But the meek shall inherit the land

    and delight themselves in abundant peace.

12 

The wicked plots against the righteous

    and gnashes his teeth at him,

13 

but the Lord laughs at the wicked,

    for he sees that his day is coming.

14 

The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows

    to bring down the poor and needy,

    to slay those whose way is upright;

15 

their sword shall enter their own heart,

    and their bows shall be broken.

16 

Better is the little that the righteous has

    than the abundance of many wicked.

17 

For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,    but the Lord upholds the righteous.

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