Matthew 27:61-66 NIV

61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

The Guard at the Tomb

62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.

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      63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.'1

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      64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body2 and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."

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      65 "Take a guard,"3 Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how."

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      66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal4 on the stone5 and posting the guard.6

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