New Living Translation
They told the soldiers, "You must say, 'Jesus' disciples came during the night while we were sleeping, and they stole his body.'
King James Bible
Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
Darby Bible Translation
saying, Say that his disciples coming by night stole him while we were sleeping.
World English Bible
saying, "Say that his disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'Say ye, that his disciples having come by night, stole him -- we being asleep;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:13 Say, his disciples came by night, and stole him while we slept - Is it possible, that any man of sense should digest this poor, shallow inconsistency? If ye were awake, why did you let the disciples steal him? If asleep, how do you know they did?
LibraryThe Prince of Life
'In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4. And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Mountain
The Tomb of Jesus
A meeting with the elders was called, and they decided to give the soldiers a large bribe.
If the governor hears about it, we'll stand up for you so you won't get in trouble."
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