New International Version
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.
King James Bible
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
Darby Bible Translation
And when they looked, they see that the stone has been rolled [away], for it was very great.
World English Bible
for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back.
Young's Literal Translation
And having looked, they see that the stone hath been rolled away -- for it was very great,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For it was very great - This clause should be read immediately after the third verse, according to D, three copies of the Itala, Syriac, Hier., and Eusebius. "Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? for it was very great. And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away." They knew that the stone was too heavy for them to roll away; and, unless they got access to the body, they could not apply the aromatics which they had brought to finish the embalming.
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and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
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