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Matthew 27:64 NLT

64 So we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent his disciples from coming and stealing his body and then telling everyone he was raised from the dead! If that happens, we’ll be worse off than we were at first.”

Study tools for Matthew 27:64

  • a 27:6 - Greek since it is the price for blood.
  • b 27:9 - Or I took.
  • c 27:10 - Greek as the directed me. Zech 11:12-13 ; Jer 32:6-9 .
  • d 27:16 - Some manuscripts read Jesus Barabbas; also in 27:17 .
  • e 27:25 - Greek “His blood be on us and on our children.”
  • f 27:27 - Or into the Praetorium.
  • g 27:32 - Cyrene was a city in northern Africa.
  • h 27:35 - Greek by casting lots. A few late manuscripts add This fulfilled the word of the prophet: “They divided my garments among themselves and cast lots for my robe.” See Ps 22:18 .
  • i 27:38 - Or criminals; also in 27:44 .
  • j 27:46 - Ps 22:1 .
  • k 27:49 - Some manuscripts add And another took a spear and pierced his side, and out flowed water and blood. Compare John 19:34 .
  • l 27:54 - Greek The centurion.
  • m 27:62 - Or On the next day, which is after the Preparation.