New American Standard Bible
Pilate said to them, "You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how."
King James Bible
Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
Darby Bible Translation
And Pilate said to them, Ye have a watch: go, secure it as well as ye know how.
World English Bible
Pilate said to them, "You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can."
Young's Literal Translation
And Pilate said to them, 'Ye have a watch, go away, make secure -- as ye have known;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Ye have a watch - The Jews had a guard of Roman soldiers, who kept watch in the tower of Antonia, on the northwest of the temple. Pilate either referred to these, or to the "watch" that attended the crucifixion - the whole "band" that had been appointed for that. As the torments of crucifixion sometimes lasted many days, the band had been probably granted to them during that time, and they were therefore still at the direction of the chief priests.
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.
"Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first."
And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.
Now while they were on their way, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened.
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