The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

165. After Jesus’ Death

        31Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining 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. 32So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him; 33but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood.
        35He who saw ita has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth—that you also may believe.
        (Jn. 19:31–35)

a   “He who saw it”—John Zebedee (the author of this gospel of John).

Jn. 19:34  blood. / blood and water. (RSV)   (187:5/2011)