Matthew 27:57-61

Joseph from Arimathea buries Jesus' body

57 That evening a rich man who came from a town called Arimathea went to Pilate. The man's name was Joseph, and he had become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Joseph said to Pilate, ‘I would like to take the dead body of Jesus and bury it.’ Pilate said to his soldiers, ‘Give Jesus' dead body to Joseph.’ 59 So Joseph took Jesus' body. He put a clean piece of soft white cloth round it. 60 Then he put the body in a large hole in a rock. He had made the hole to bury his own body when he died. After he put Jesus' body there, he rolled a very big stone across the front of the hole to shut it. Then he went away. 61 Mary from Magdala and Mary the mother of James were there. They were sitting where they could see the hole in the rock where Joseph put Jesus' body.