15. Buried by a Rich Man
57 aAnd when 1evening fell, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
58 This man came to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that it be given to him.
59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean, fine linen cloth.
60 And he 1laid it in his own anew tomb, which he had bhewn in the rock. And having rolled a cgreat stone in front of the door of the tomb, he went away.
61 And aMary the Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.
62 On the next day, which is the day after the 1preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered unto Pilate,
63 Saying, Sir, we have remembered that while He was still living, that adeceiver said, bAfter three days I will arise.
64 Therefore, give orders for the grave to be secured until the third day, lest His disciples come and asteal Him away and say to the people, He has been raised from the dead. And the last deception will be worse than the first.
65 Pilate said to them, Take a aguard. Go and make the tomb as secure as you know how.
66 And they went and secured the grave, 1asealing the stone, with the guard being there.