New Living Translation
and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead.
King James Bible
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
Darby Bible Translation
and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints fallen asleep arose,
World English Bible
The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
Young's Literal Translation
and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who have fallen asleep, arose,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:52 Some of the tombs were shattered and laid open by the earthquake, and while they continued unclosed (and they must have stood open all the Sabbath, seeing the law would not allow any attempt to close them) many bodies of holy men were raised, (perhaps Simeon, Zacharias, John the Baptist, and others who had believed in Christ, and were known to many in Jerusalem,) And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, went into the holy city (Jerusalem) and appeared to many - Who had probably known them before: God hereby signifying, that Christ had conquered death, and would raise all his saints in due season.
LibraryThe Fourth Word
"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani."--ST. MATT. XXVII. 46; ST. MARK XV. 34. There are three peculiar and distinguishing features of this fourth word which our Saviour uttered from His Cross. 1. It is the only one of the Seven which finds a place in the earliest record of our Lord's life, contained in the matter common to St. Matthew and St. Mark. 2. It is the only one which has been preserved to us in the original Aramaic, in the very syllables which were formed by the lips of Christ. 3. It is the …
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis
Let Him Deliver Him Now
The Rent Veil
2 Kings 13:21
Once when some Israelites were burying a man, they spied a band of these raiders. So they hastily threw the corpse into the tomb of Elisha and fled. But as soon as the body touched Elisha's bones, the dead man revived and jumped to his feet!
Then he said, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up."
He fell to his knees, shouting, "Lord, don't charge them with this sin!" And with that, he died.
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