Matthew 27:66
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English Standard Version
So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.

King James Bible
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

American Standard Version
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting guards.

English Revised Version
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.

Webster's Bible Translation
So they went, and having sealed the stone, made the sepulcher secure with a watch.

Weymouth New Testament
So they went and made the sepulchre secure, sealing the stone besides setting the guard.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Sealing the stone and setting a watch (σφραγίσαντες τὸν λίθον, μετὰ τῆς κουστωδίας)

Lit., having sealed the stone with the watch. Rev., Sealing the stone, the guard being with them. This is rather awkward, but the rendering rightly corrects the A. V. The idea is that they sealed the stone in the presence of the guard, and then left them to keep watch. It would be important that the guard should witness the sealing. The sealing was performed by stretching a cord across the stone and fastening it to the rock at either end by means of sealing clay. Or, if the stone at the door happened to be fastened with a cross beam, this latter was sealed to the rock.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and made. Every thing was here done which human policy and prudence could, to prevent a resurrection, which these very precautions had the most direct tendency to authenticate and establish.

sealing.

Daniel 6:17 And a stone was brought, and laid on the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords...

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

Cross References
Daniel 6:17
And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel.

Matthew 27:60
and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.

Matthew 27:65
Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can."

Matthew 28:2
And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

Matthew 28:11
While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.

Mark 16:4
And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back--it was very large.

John 20:1
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

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