New Living Translation
Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending out of heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.
World English Bible
Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.
Young's Literal Translation
and lo, there came a great earthquake, for a messenger of the Lord, having come down out of heaven, having come, did roll away the stone from the door, and was sitting upon it,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:2 An angel of the Lord had rolled away the stone and sat upon it - St. Luke and St. John speak of two angels that appeared: but it seems as if only one of them had appeared sitting on the stone without the sepulchre, and then going into it, was seen with another angel, sitting, one where the head, the other where the feet of the body had lain.
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
He placed it in his own new tomb, which had been carved out of the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance and left.
So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.
But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled aside.
As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.
Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.
She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying.
But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them,
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