Good Friday Bible Verses

This Good Friday, read about the Bible verses that tell the story of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. These Scriptures will encourage your faith and give you a better understanding of this holy day. Whether you’re looking for a Good Friday sermon to read or just some encouragement, these Bible verses will help. Each verse is specially selected to remind you of God’s love and power on this special day.

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1 Peter 2:24 Saint Peter the Apostle is often quoted in this Good Friday Scripture about how Christ Jesus bore our sins in his body on tree.

1 Peter 2:24 Saint Peter the Apostle is often quoted in this Good Friday Scripture about how Christ Jesus bore our sins in his body on tree. Pin
Good Friday Bible Verses Scripture He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness By his wounds you have been healed 1 Peter 2:24 ESV
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24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.24  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.24  Christ carried the burden of our sins. He was nailed to the cross, so that we would stop sinning and start living right. By his cuts and bruises you are healed.

In this passage, the Crucifixion of Jesus is described figuratively “on a tree” to remind the reader of the Biblical symbolism of trees. From the “Tree of the knowledge of good and evil” in Genesis to the “Tree of life” from the book of Revelation. Many popular good Friday hymns take up the tree symbolism from 1 Peter 2.

John 3:16-17 The Lord Jesus Christ predicts and explains his coming death as God’s way of saving the world from sin. This Good Friday scripture promises eternal life to all who believe in Jesus.

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16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.16  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.16  God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.
17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.17  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.17  God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!

Mark 9:31 In this biblical quote, Jesus says the Son of Man will die on Good Friday but be raised again after three days.

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31  For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.31  for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.”31  because he was teaching the disciples that the Son of Man would be handed over to people who would kill him. But three days later he would rise to life.

Mark 10:32-34 In this Gospel story, Jesus explains to his disciples how he will be delivered to the Gentiles to be mocked, tortured, and killed on Good Friday.

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32  And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,32  And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him,32  The disciples were confused as Jesus led them toward Jerusalem, and his other followers were afraid. Once again, Jesus took the twelve disciples aside and told them what was going to happen to him. He said:
33  Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:33  saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles.33  We are now on our way to Jerusalem where the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses. They will sentence him to death and hand him over to foreigners,
34  And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.34  And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”34  who will make fun of him and spit on him. They will beat him and kill him. But three days later he will rise to life.
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3  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.3  He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.3  He was hated and rejected; his life was filled with sorrow and terrible suffering. No one wanted to look at him. We despised him and said, “He is a nobody!”
4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.4  Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.4  He suffered and endured great pain for us, but we thought his suffering was punishment from God.
5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.5  But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.5  He was wounded and crushed because of our sins; by taking our punishment, he made us completely well.
6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.6  All of us were like sheep that had wandered off. We had each gone our own way, but the LORD gave him the punishment we deserved.

Romans 5:6-10 In these Good Friday Bible Verses, Paul the Apostle explains how Christ’s death allows all Christians to be reconciled to God.

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6  For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.6  For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.6  Christ died for us at a time when we were helpless and sinful.
7  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.7  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—7  No one is really willing to die for an honest person, though someone might be willing to die for a truly good person.
8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.8  but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.8  But God showed how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful.
9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.9  Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.9  But there is more! Now that God has accepted us because Christ sacrificed his life’s blood, we will also be kept safe from God’s anger.
10  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.10  For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.10  Even when we were God’s enemies, he made peace with us, because his Son died for us. Yet something even greater than friendship is ours. Now that we are at peace with God, we will be saved by his Son’s life.

Mark 8:31-35 In this Jesus quote, he says to Peter “Get behind me, Satan.” Christ was determined to follow God’s will to the cross and sacrifice his life on Good Friday.

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31  And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.31  And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.31  Jesus began telling his disciples what would happen to him. He said, “The nation’s leaders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law of Moses will make the Son of Man suffer terribly. He will be rejected and killed, but three days later he will rise to life.”
32  And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.32  And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.32  Then Jesus explained clearly what he meant. Peter took Jesus aside and told him to stop talking like that.
33  But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.33  But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”33  But when Jesus turned and saw the disciples, he corrected Peter. He said to him, “Satan, get away from me! You are thinking like everyone else and not like God.”
34  And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.34  And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.34  Jesus then told the crowd and the disciples to come closer, and he said: If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me.
35  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.35  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.35  If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me and for the good news, you will save it.

Matthew 12:39-40 Jesus says the miracle of Jonah and the fish is a pattern that his own death and resurrection will follow. Christ died according to God’s plan of salvation.

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39  But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:39  But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.39  But Jesus replied: You want a sign because you are evil and won’t believe! But the only sign you will get is the sign of the prophet Jonah.
40  For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.40  For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.40  He was in the stomach of a big fish for three days and nights, just as the Son of Man will be deep in the earth for three days and nights.

Luke 23:33-46 This biblical account of the Crucifixion and death of Jesus is a common Good Friday scripture reading.

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33  And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.33  And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.33  When the soldiers came to the place called “The Skull,” they nailed Jesus to a cross. They also nailed the two criminals to crosses, one on each side of Jesus.
34  Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.34  And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.34  Jesus said, “Father, forgive these people! They don’t know what they’re doing.” While the crowd stood there watching Jesus, the soldiers gambled for his clothes. The leaders insulted him by saying, “He saved others. Now he should save himself, if he really is God’s chosen Messiah!”
35  And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.35  And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!”35  (SEE 23:34)
36  And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,36  The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine36  The soldiers made fun of Jesus and brought him some wine.
37  And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.37  and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”37  They said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!”
38  And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.38  There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”38  Above him was a sign that said, “This is the King of the Jews.”
39  And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.39  One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!”39  One of the criminals hanging there also insulted Jesus by saying, “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and save us!”
40  But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?40  But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?40  But the other criminal told the first one off, “Don’t you fear God? Aren’t you getting the same punishment as this man?
41  And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.41  And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”41  We got what was coming to us, but he didn’t do anything wrong.”
42  And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.42  And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”42  Then he said to Jesus, “Remember me when you come into power!”
43  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.43  And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”43  Jesus replied, “I promise that today you will be with me in paradise.”
44  And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.44  It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,44  Around noon the sky turned dark and stayed that way until the middle of the afternoon.
45  And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.45  while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.45  The sun stopped shining, and the curtain in the temple split down the middle.
46  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.46  Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.46  Jesus shouted, “Father, I put myself in your hands!” Then he died.
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23  Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.23  When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom,23  After the soldiers had nailed Jesus to the cross, they divided up his clothes into four parts, one for each of them. But his outer garment was made from a single piece of cloth, and it did not have any seams.
24  They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.24  so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things,24  The soldiers said to each other, “Let’s not rip it apart. We will gamble to see who gets it.” This happened so that the Scriptures would come true, which say, “They divided up my clothes and gambled for my garments.” The soldiers then did what they had decided.
25  Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.25  but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.25  Jesus’ mother stood beside his cross with her sister and Mary the wife of Clopas. Mary Magdalene was standing there too.
26  When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!26  When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”26  When Jesus saw his mother and his favorite disciple with her, he said to his mother, “This man is now your son.”
27  Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.27  Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.27  Then he said to the disciple, “She is now your mother.” From then on, that disciple took her into his own home.
28  After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.28  After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”28  Jesus knew that he had now finished his work. And in order to make the Scriptures come true, he said, “I am thirsty!”
29  Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.29  A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.29  A jar of cheap wine was there. Someone then soaked a sponge with the wine and held it up to Jesus’ mouth on the stem of a hyssop plant.
30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.30  When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.30  After Jesus drank the wine, he said, “Everything is done!” He bowed his head and died.

Matthew 27:39-60 This Gospel narrative about the Crucifixion and Christ is frequently used as the scripture reading for Good Friday.

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39  But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:39  But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.39  But Jesus replied: You want a sign because you are evil and won’t believe! But the only sign you will get is the sign of the prophet Jonah.
33  And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,33  And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),33  They came to a place named Golgotha, which means “Place of a Skull.”
34  They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.34  they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it.34  There they gave Jesus some wine mixed with a drug to ease the pain. But when Jesus tasted what it was, he refused to drink it.
35  And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.35  And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots.35  The soldiers nailed Jesus to a cross and gambled to see who would get his clothes.
36  And sitting down they watched him there;36  Then they sat down and kept watch over him there.36  Then they sat down to guard him.
37  And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.37  And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”37  Above his head they put a sign that told why he was nailed there. It read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
38  Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.38  Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.38  The soldiers also nailed two criminals on crosses, one to the right of Jesus and the other to his left.
39  And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,39  And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads39  People who passed by said terrible things about Jesus. They shook their heads and
40  And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.40  and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”40  shouted, “So you’re the one who claimed you could tear down the temple and build it again in three days! If you are God’s Son, save yourself and come down from the cross!”
41  Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,41  So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,41  The chief priests, the leaders, and the teachers of the Law of Moses also made fun of Jesus. They said,
42  He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.42  “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.42  “He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the king of Israel, he should come down from the cross! Then we will believe him.
43  He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.43  He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”43  He trusted God, so let God save him, if he wants to. He even said he was God’s Son.”
44  The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.44  And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.44  The two criminals also said cruel things to Jesus.
45  Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.45  Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.45  At noon the sky turned dark and stayed that way until three o’clock.
46  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?46  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”46  Then about that time Jesus shouted, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?”
47  Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.47  And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.”47  Some of the people standing there heard Jesus and said, “He’s calling for Elijah.”
48  And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.48  And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink.48  One of them at once ran and grabbed a sponge. He soaked it in wine, then put it on a stick and held it up to Jesus.
49  The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.49  But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.”49  Others said, “Wait! Let’s see if Elijah will come and save him.”
50  Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.50  And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.50  Once again Jesus shouted, and then he died.
51  And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;51  And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.51  At once the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, and rocks split apart.
52  And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,52  The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,52  Graves opened, and many of God’s people were raised to life.
53  And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.53  and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.53  Then after Jesus had risen to life, they came out of their graves and went into the holy city, where they were seen by many people.
54  Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.54  When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”54  The officer and the soldiers guarding Jesus felt the earthquake and saw everything else that happened. They were frightened and said, “This man really was God’s Son!”
55  And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:55  There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,55  Many women had come with Jesus from Galilee to be of help to him, and they were there, looking on at a distance.
56  Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s children.56  among whom were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.56  Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of James and John were some of these women.
57  When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:57  When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.57  That evening a rich disciple named Joseph from the town of Arimathea
58  He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.58  He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.58  went and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate gave orders for it to be given to Joseph,
59  And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,59  And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud59  who took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.
60  And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.60  and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.60  Then Joseph put the body in his own tomb that had been cut into solid rock and had never been used. He rolled a big stone against the entrance to the tomb and went away.

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When is Good Friday?

Good Friday is the day on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Easter Friday. On Good Friday, Christians commemorate the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. This day is significant because it represents Jesus’ sacrifice for humanity’s sins. Good Friday is a solemn occasion, and many Christians spend the day in prayer and reflection. Some also attend special church services.

Since Jesus died on good Friday, why is it called good?

While the events of Good Friday may not seem good at first glance, we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God (Romans 8:28). Jesus’ death on the cross was part of God’s plan to save us from our sinfulness and give us eternal life. Because of Jesus’ great love for us, he was willing to go through with this plan even though it meant giving up his own life. So, in a sense, we can say that Good Friday is actually a very good day because it represents God’s amazing love for us.

Why is Good Friday an important day for Christians?

Good Friday is a significant day for Christians because it commemorates Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. On Good Friday, Christians reflect on the Passion of Christ and His death on the cross. It’s a time of reflection and repentance, and many churches offer special services or hold prayer vigils. Good Friday is also celebrated as a time of mourning, and many Christians avoid singing or celebrating joyous occasions on this day.

Is Easter more important than Good Friday for Churches?

Easter is the most important holiday for Christians because it celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. But Good Friday is also an important day because it commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion. For Christians, Good Friday is a time to reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. It’s a time to remember that Jesus died on the cross so that we could be forgiven and have eternal life. Good Friday is a reminder of God’s love for us and of our need for repentance and redemption.

What did Jesus say on the Cross before he died on Good Friday?

From the cross, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) He also said, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) These were some of his final words before he died. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) Before Jesus died on the cross, He said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34) This demonstrates His great love and forgiveness even in the midst of His own suffering. What an amazing example for us to follow!

Good Friday Quotes and What Pastors Say about Good Friday

After reading the Good Friday Bible verses above, you may enjoy these quotations from pastors, church leaders, and Christian authors explaining the meaning of the events Good Friday.

On the eve of the cross, Jesus made his decision. He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you. – Max Lucado

“Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

No matter what the storm clouds bring, you can face your pain with courage and hope. For two thousand years ago-six hours, one Friday-Christ firmly planted in bedrock three solid anchor points that we can all cling to. For the heart scarred with futility, that Friday holds purpose. For the life blackened with failure, that Friday holds forgiveness. And for the soul looking into the tunnel of death, that Friday holds deliverance. – Max Lucado

“God proved his love on the cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I LOVE YOU’” ― Billy Graham

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