Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on John 19:42 in English Standard Version "So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there." Joh 19:14 Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” Joh 19:31 Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would 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. Joh 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.