The King James version of the verse reads, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life".
Prison officials say Hernandez jammed the door to prevent officers from entering, didn't leave a suicide note and wasn't on suicide watch because he didn't appear to be at risk.
He was rushed to the hospital at 3:05 a.m., but was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m.
The judge sentenced him to an additional four to five years in prison, separate from his existing life sentence that he's serving for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Hernandez's body was released to his family on Wednesday, but the Worcester County District Attorney's Office stated Thursday afternoon that his brain was withheld until the official cause of death was determined.
Hernandez's shock suicide also came on the same day that his former teammates were honored at the White House for their recent Super Bowl win.
Baez had been helping Hernandez appeal his murder conviction, and as a result of his death before exhausting the legal process, that conviction will be voided.
"We are aware of the reports, but I don't anticipate that we will be commenting today", Patriots spokesman Stacey James said Wednesday.
According to the Boston Globe, Hernandez is the 27th suicide in MA state prisons since 2010, and the second so far this year.
The DA said Hernandez's brain would also be released to his family so they could donate it to BU.
"Absolutely no chance he took his own life".
Investigators began to probe the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after Hernandez was charged in the Lloyd case.
Earlier Thursday, Baez held a press conference where he accused the medical examiner of "illegally" holding the brain.
The former National Football League star's death left friends, family and his legal team shocked and in disbelief, searching for an explanation.
Last Friday, Hernandez was found not guilty for the double murder of two men on a Boston street in 2012.
Second, the maximum-security prison where Hernandez was in the general population, in a single cell, has an unusually high suicide rate.
Hernandez's appellate attorney, John M. Thompson, revealed that he intends to file all the appropriate paperwork once Aaron's death certificate is available.
Baez said his team did not know for certain if Hernandez suffered from CTE or if it contributed to his death.