It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
This was done late on Friday afternoon, the day of preparation for the Sabbath.
It was the day before Sabbath, the Sabbath just about to begin.
Now it was the day of making ready and the Sabbath was coming on.
It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning.
That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near.
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1 sn The day of preparation was the day before the Sabbath when everything had to be prepared for it, as no work could be done on the Sabbath.
2 tn Normally, “dawning,” but as the Jewish Sabbath begins at 6 p.m., “beginning” is more appropriate.