New American Standard Bible
and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.
King James Bible
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Darby Bible Translation
and going out of the tombs after his arising, entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.
World English Bible
and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.
Young's Literal Translation
and having come forth out of the tombs after his rising, they went into the holy city, and appeared to many.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And came out of the graves after his resurrection - The narrative of Matthew does not determine whether they came to life before Jesus rose, and remained in the tombs, or came to life after he died. The latter is probably the correct opinion. There is nothing said of the reason why they were raised. It is not improbable to suppose that it was, amid the other wonders attending the death of Jesus, to convince the Jews that he was the Messiah. Perhaps some who had been his open friends were raised up now as an attestation that he in whom they had believed was the Christ. What became of them after they had entered into the city whether they again died or ascended to heaven, is not revealed, and conjecture is vain.
The holy city - Jerusalem, called holy because the temple was there, because it was devoted to God, and because it was the place of religious solemnities.
LibraryThe Sentence which Condemned the Judges
And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying, Art Thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 12. And when He was accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. 13. Then said Pilate unto Him, Hearest Thou not how many things they witness against Thee? 14. And He answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 15. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Taunts Turning to Testimonies
Remorse and Suicide of Judas.
Then the devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,
"Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months.
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