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58 Went to Pilate, to beg the body of JESUS, and Pilate ordered the body to be given him. 59 Joseph then having taken the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 And laid it in a new sepulchre which he had caused to be cut out in the rock; then having rolled a large stone, at the entrance of the sepulchre, he departed. 61 In the mean time Mary Magdalen, and the other Mary, were sitting down over against the sepulchre.

62 On the morrow, which was the day after the preparation of the sabbath, the chief-priests and Pharisees went together to Pilate, 63 And said to him; Sir, we remember that this impostor, when he was alive, declared, In three days I will rise again. 64 Order therefore that the sepulchre be guarded till the third day, lest his disciples come in the night and steal away the body, and then say to the people, He is risen from the dead; for this last imposture would be more dangerous than the first. 65 Pilate said to them; Ye have a guard, go and have it guarded as ye think fit. 66 Accordingly they went, and to secure the sepulchre, sealed the stone and set a guard.


ver. 60. Isai. liii. 9. v. 63. Matt. xxvi. 61. Luke xxiii. 2. v. 66. Dan. vi. 17.

v. 60. New sepulchre.] laid before, John xix. 41.

John ii. 19. vii.

Luke xxiii. 53. In which no man was ever And it was so ordered by Providence, that there might be no pretence for saying that any other but Jesus was come out of that sepulchre.

v, 62. The day after.] Which was the sabbath. John xix. 31. v. 65. A guard.] See ver. 51.

v. 66. Sealed.] Thus Darius himself sealed the stone that covered the den wherein Daniel was cast. Dan. vi. 17.


There was an earthquake. An angel comes down from heaven, and rolls the stone away from the mouth of the sepulchre. The soldiers that were set to watch the body are frighted at it; the angels declare to the women that were come to embalm Jesus, that he was risen again, and order them to acquaint his disciples with it, 1-8. Jesus appears to them. The high-priests bribe the soldiers with a large sum of money, to say that the body of Jesus was stolen while they were asleep, 9-15. Jesus appears to his disciples in Galilee, where he orders them to go and teach, and baptize all nations.

1 THE sabbath being over, and the first day of the week hardly beginning to appear, Mary Magdalen and the other Mary came to see the sepulchre. 2 Now there had been a great trembling of the earth; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, had come and rolled away the stone from before the sepulchre, and was sitting upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothes white as snow. 4 The

ver. 1. Mark xvi. 1. xxvii. 56. v. 3. Dan. x. 5.

Luke xxiv. 1. John xx. 1. Matt.

v. 1. The sabbath being ] Gr. In the evening of the sabbath, i. e. Late in the night after the sabbath, the sunday morning early. They set out before day and did not come to the sepulchre till after the sun was up, having undoubtedly staid in the way to get several things ready in order to embalm Jesus, Mark xvi. 1.

v. 2. There had been.] All this had happened before the arrival of these women to the sepulchre. See Mark xvi. 4. Luke xxiv. 2. Matthew and St. was but one that

An angel.] St. Luke speaks of two angels: St. Mark mention but one, undoubtedly because there spoke.

guards had been so terrified, that they were become like dead men. 5 But the angel speaking to the women, said to them; as for you, be not frighted, I know that ye seek for JESUS, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he is risen again, according as he had said; come, see the place where the Lord was laid, 7 And go immediately and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead, and that he goes before you into Galilee; there ye shall see him; observe, I have told you before hand. 8 They presently went out of the sepulchre, seized with fear and joy, and ran to tell this good news to his disciples. 9 As they were going along, JESUS himself met them, and said to them, I salute you; and they coming up to him, embraced his feet, and adored him. 10 Then JESUSs said to them; Be not afraid, go, bid my brethren repair to Galilee, where they shall see me.

11 When they were departed, some of the guards, who were gone into the city, informed the chief priests of all that had happened. 12 Whereupon they assembled with the elders, and after having consulted together, they gave a good sum of money to the soldiers, and said to them; 13 Give out, that his disciples came in the night and stole away the body, whilst ye were asleep. 14 And if the governor comes to know

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Rom. viii. 29.

v. 7. Matt. xxvi. 32. Acts i. 3. x. 41. xiii. John xx. 14, 16. v. 10.


Psal. xxii. 23. com

v. 8. From the sepulchre.] From the grotto where the sepulchre

Fear.] It is evident from St. John xx. that their joy was not yet complete, because they were still wavering, and afraid they should have been deceived.

Christ was made to Mary
There was in all probability
And this is the reason

v. 9. Met them.] This appearance of Magdalen, Mark xvi. 9, and John xx. 14. some women of less note along with them. why St. John and St. Luke have made mention but of one woman.


it, we will appease him, and bear you harmless. Having then taken the money, they did as they were directed, and this report is spread among the Jews to this day.

16 In the mean time, the eleven disciples went into Galilee to a mountain, where JESUS had commanded them to meet. 17 When they saw him, they paid him adoration; even those who had doubted. 18 And JESUS coming up to them, said, All power has been given to me in heaven and on earth; 19 Go therefore, instruct all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; 20 And teaching them to observe all those things which I have enjoined you; and lo, I am always with you, to the end of the world. Amen.

ver. 18. Matt. xi. 27. xvi. 28. John iii. 35. xiii. 3. xvii. 2. Heb. i. 2. ii. 8. Dan. vii. 13. 1 Cor. xv. 24. Rom. xiv. 9. Acts ii. 36. Luke i. 32. iii. 22. Rev. i. 13, 16, 20. xvii. 14. xix. 16. Col. i. 16.

Eph. i. 10, 20.

Phil. ii. 9.

1 Peter

Mark xvi. 15. Luke xxiv. 47. 1
Exod. xiv. 31. Acts ii. 38. viii. 12.

Cor. 13, 15. x. 2.
Isai. iii. 3. li. 10.

v. 19. compare Rom. x.

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