“He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.”
King James Version (KJV)
Mt 27:58 Begged the body of Jesus. Usually, the Romans suffered the crucified to remain unburied, but Joseph, to prevent this, or any abuse of the sacred body, begged it of Pilate. The latter consented readily, probably anxious for respect for the body of him whom he vainly sought to save from death.