Matthew 27:52
Good News Translation
the graves broke open, and many of God's people who had died were raised to life.

New Revised Standard Version
The tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised.

Contemporary English Version
Graves opened, and many of God's people were raised to life.

New American Bible
tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose,


Isaiah 25:8 He shall cast death down headlong for ever: and the Lord God shall wipe away tears from every face, and the reproach of his people he shall take away from off the whole earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, my slain shall rise again: awake, and give praise, ye that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is the dew of the light: and the land of the giants thou shalt pull down into ruin.

Hosea 13:14 I will deliver them out of the hand of death. I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy death; O hell, I will be thy bite: comfort is hidden from my eyes.

John 5:25-29 Amen, amen, I say unto you, that the hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. . . .

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep:


Daniel 12:2 And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always.

1 Corinthians 11:30 Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you: and many sleep.

1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall all indeed rise again: but we shall not all be changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again: even so them who have slept through Jesus, will God bring with him.

1 Thessalonians 5:10 Who died for us: that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with him.

The Death of Jesus
51And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom: and the earth quaked and the rocks were rent. 52And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, 53And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city and appeared to many.…
Cross References
2 Kings 13:21
And some that were burying a man, saw the rovers, and cast the body into the sepulchre of Eliseus. And when it had touched the bones of Eliseus, the man came to life and stood upon his feet.

John 11:11
These things he said; and after that he said to them: Lazarus our friend sleepeth: but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.

Acts 7:60
And falling on his knees, he cried with a loud voice, saying: Lord, lay not his sin to their charge: And when he had said this, he fell asleep in the Lord. And Saul was consenting to his death.

Matthew 27:51
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