Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council, ￼had not agreed to their plan and action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea, and he was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God. ￼This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. ￼Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever been laid. ￼It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning.￼ ￼The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid. ￼Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments.
On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.