Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Matthew 27:62 in English Standard Version "The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate" Mr 15:42 And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Lu 23:54 It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. 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 19:42 So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.