New American Standard Bible
"And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble."
King James Bible
And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
Darby Bible Translation
And if this should come to the hearing of the governor, we will persuade him, and save you from all anxiety.
World English Bible
If this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry."
Young's Literal Translation
and if this be heard by the governor, we will persuade him, and you keep free from anxiety.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The governor's ears - To Pilate. If it is reported to him that Jesus was stolen while you slept.
We will persuade him - We will convince or satisfy him, so that he shall not punish you. This they might promise with safety; for,
1. They knew from the character of Pilate that he could be easily bribed.
2. Pilate, after the feast of the Passover, was accustomed to return to Caesarea.
3. He had not been inclined at all to interfere in anything concerning the Saviour until it was urged upon him by the Jews.
He would not be disposed, "of himself," to take any further trouble about the matter. He would feel that all that could be demanded of him had been done, and would not be disposed further to interfere, unless the Sanhedrin should demand it. This, of course, they would not do.
LibraryAugust 16. "I am with You Alway" (Matt. xxviii. 20).
"I am with you alway" (Matt. xxviii. 20). Oh, how it helps and comforts us in the plod of life to know that we have with us the Christ who spent the first thirty years of His life in the carpenter shop at Nazareth, swinging the hammer, covered with sweat and grimy dust, physically weary as we often are, and able to understand all our experiences of drudgery and labor! and One who still loves to share our common tasks and equip us for our difficult undertakings of hand and brain! Yes, humble sister, …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Risen Lord's Greetings and Gifts
Some of the Guards Report to the Jewish Rulers.
The Great Commission Given.
and they bound Him, and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor.
and said, "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.'
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