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Jesus Rested On The Sabbath

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So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby. John 19:42

Preparation Day:

31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should 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 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. John 19:31-33

In the scripture, the day before the onset of Shabbat is called “Preparation Day” (Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:31). To be able to keep the Sabbath properly, adequate preparation is necessary which means planning ahead. Preparation to avoid working on the day and have it free from work-related activities, needs to be done on the Friday Reference taken from Wikibooks; Hebrew Roots/Weekly Sabbath/Preparation

Jesus was laid in the grave on Preparation Day which is a Friday. We know He had to power to rise from that grave at any time, but He rested in the grave on what would have been the Sabbath, a very important day, (high day.)

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