Matthew 27:36
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English Standard Version
Then they sat down and kept watch over him there.

King James Bible
And sitting down they watched him there;

American Standard Version
and they sat and watched him there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sat and watched him.

English Revised Version
and they sat and watched him there.

Webster's Bible Translation
And sitting down, they watched him there:

Weymouth New Testament
and sat down there on guard.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Watched (ἐτήρουν)

Or, to give the force of the imperfect tense, kept watch. This was to prevent the infliction of wanton cruelties, and also to prevent what sometimes happened, the taking down and restoring of the victim.

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Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done...

Mark 15:39,44 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said...

Cross References
Matthew 27:54
When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"

Matthew 27:37
And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews."

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