Therefore the Judeans, because it was the Preparation Day, so that the bodies wouldn’t remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special one), asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away.
Therefore the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with him; but when they came to Yesus and saw that he was already dead, they didn’t break his legs. However, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
He who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, that you may believe.
For these things happened that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “A bone of him will not be broken.”
Worthy, worthy, worthy, is the lamb.
—Wendy Showalter, NLS President