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Luke 23:54

    Luke 23:54 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it was the day of the Preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now it was the day of making ready and the Sabbath was coming on.

    Webster's Revision

    And it was the day of the Preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

    World English Bible

    It was the day of the Preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing near.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it was the day of the Preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

    Definitions for Luke 23:54

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 23:54

    And the Sabbath drew on - Or, The Sabbath was lighting up, επεφωσκε, i.e. with the candles which the Jews light just before six in the evening, when the Sabbath commences. The same word is used for the dawning of the day, Matthew 28:1. Wakefield. The Jews always lighted up candles on the Sabbath; and it was a solemn precept that, "if a man had not bread to eat, he must beg from door to door to get a little oil to set up his Sabbath light." The night of the Sabbath drew on, which the Jews were accustomed to call the light. See Lightfoot.