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Luke 23:56

    Luke 23:56 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they went back and got ready spices and perfumes; and on the Sabbath they took their rest, in agreement with the law.

    Webster's Revision

    And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

    World English Bible

    They returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

    Definitions for Luke 23:56

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 23:56

    Prepared spices and ointments - This was in order to embalm him; which sufficiently proves that they had no hope of his resurrection the third day.

    And rested the Sabbath day - For though the Jewish canons allowed all works, necessary for the dead, to be done, even on the Sabbath, such as washing and anointing, provided they moved not a limb of the dead person, yet, as the Jews had put Christ to death under the pretense of his being a malefactor, it would not have been either prudent or safe to appear too forward in the present business; and therefore they rested on the Sabbath.

    Certain copies of the Itala have some remarkable additions in these concluding verses. The conclusion of the 48th verse, in one of them, is read thus: Beating their breasts and their foreheads, and saying, Wo to us because of what is done this day, on account of our sins; for the desolation of Jerusalem is at hand. To Luke 23:52, another adds: And when Pilate heard that he was dead, he glorified God and gave the body to Joseph. On the circumstances of the crucifixion, see the observations at the end of Matthew 27 (note), and consider how heinous sin must be in the sight of God, when it required such a sacrifice!