Matthew 28:4
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New International Version
The guards were so afraid of him that they shook 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The keepers - became as dead men - God can, by one and the same means, comfort his servants, and terrify his enemies. The resurrection of Christ is a subject of terror to the servants of sin, and a subject of consolation to the sons of God; because it is a proof of the resurrection of both, the one to shame and everlasting contempt - the other to eternal glory and joy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Matthew 28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed to the chief priests all the things that were done.

Matthew 27:65,66 Pilate said to them, You have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as you can...


Job 4:14 Fear came on me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.

Psalm 48:6 Fear took hold on them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Daniel 10:7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell on them...

Acts 9:3-7 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven...

Acts 16:29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand on me, saying to me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Public Use of the Version.
We have now traced the external, and to some extent the internal history of Revision from the time, some fifty years ago, when it began to occupy the thoughts of scholars and divines, down to the present day. We have seen the steady advance in Church opinion as to its necessity; its earliest manifestations, and the silent progress from what was tentative and provisional to authoritative recognition, and to carefully formulated procedures under the high and venerable sanction of the two Houses of
C. J. Ellicott—Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture

September 11. "Lo, I am with You all the Days, Even unto the End of the Age" (Matt. xxviii. 20).
"Lo, I am with you all the days, even unto the end of the age" (Matt. xxviii. 20). It is "all the days," not "always." He comes to you each day with a new blessing. Every morning, day by day, He walks with us, with a love that never tires and a blessing that never grows old. And He is with us "all the days"; it is a ceaseless abiding. There is no day so dark, so commonplace, so uninteresting, but you find Him there. Often, no doubt, He is unrecognized, as He was on the way to Emmaus, until you realize
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Thoughts Upon the Mystery of the Trinity.
THOUGH there be many in the World that seem to be Religious, there are but few that are so: One great Reason whereof is, because there are so many Mistakes about Religion, that it is an hard matter to hit upon the true Notion of it: And therefore desiring nothing in this World, so much as to be an Instrument in God's Hand to direct Men unto true Religion, my great Care must, and, by the Blessing of God, shall be to instil into them right Conceptions of him, that is the only Object of all Religious
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life

The Christian Service
Scripture references: Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 10:1-17; Matthew 25:14-30; 23; 13; John 13:4-17; Hebrews 12:1-3; Matthew 5:16; 1 Corinthians 3:13-15; James 2:14-26. THE CALL TO SERVICE All Christian belief must culminate in service or else the belief itself will wither away. Jesus said in His Sermon on the Mount, "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 5:16); again, in giving His parting instructions to His disciples,
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Cross References
Matthew 28:3
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

Matthew 28:5
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

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