Matthew 27:54
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English Standard Version
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!”

King James Bible
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

American Standard Version
Now the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the centurion and they that were with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed this was the Son of God.

English Revised Version
Now the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Weymouth New Testament
As for the Captain and the soldiers who were with Him keeping guard over Jesus, when they witnessed the earthquake and the other occurrences they were filled with terror, and exclaimed, "Assuredly he was God's Son."

Matthew 27:54 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The Son of God. But there is no article

The words must not be construed as a recognition of Christ's divine son-ship. They were uttered by a pagan soldier in his own sense of a demigod or hero. Yet they may have taken color from the fact that the soldiers had heard from the chief priests and others that Christ had claimed to be God's son.

Matthew 27:54 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the centurion.

Matthew 27:36 And sitting down they watched him there;

Matthew 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him,

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

Acts 21:32 Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers...

Acts 23:17,23 Then Paul called one of the centurions to him, and said, Bring this young man to the chief captain...

Acts 27:1,43 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to one named Julius...

saw.

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

Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

*etc:

feared.

2 Kings 1:13,14 And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up...

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brothers...

Acts 16:29,30 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas...

Revelation 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell...

Truly.

Matthew 27:40,43 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross...

Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said to him, I adjure you by the living God...

Luke 22:70 Then said they all, Are you then the Son of God? And he said to them, You say that I am.

John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

Cross References
Matthew 4:3
And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread."

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

Matthew 27:43
He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, 'I am the Son of God.'"

Matthew 27:51
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

Mark 15:39
And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"

Luke 23:47
Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent!"

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