New American Standard Bible
The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.
King James Bible
And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
Darby Bible Translation
And for fear of him the guards trembled and became as dead men.
World English Bible
For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.
Young's Literal Translation
and from the fear of him did the keepers shake, and they became as dead men.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The keepers did shake - It was night. The appearance was sudden and unexpected, and to them terrific. The stone was probably suddenly removed. At the noise, the light, the suddenness of the appearance, they were affrighted.
And became as dead men - Probably by terror they fainted, or were thrown into a swoon. At this time it is probable that the Lord Jesus arose, and hence he was not seen by them when he came forth. At what precise time of the night this was we are not certainly informed. The narrative, however, leads us to suppose that it was not long before the women came to the sepulchre, or near the break of day.
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 his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.
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