Matthew 27:57-66 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
Revised Standard Version (RSV) New International Version (NIV)
57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathe'a, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus.
58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
59 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud, 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock; and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
61 Mary Mag'dalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the sepulchre. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.
62 Next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
63 and said, "Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, 'After three days I will rise again.' 63 "Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.'
64 Therefore order the sepulchre to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away, and tell the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first." 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."
65 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can." 65 "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how."
66 So they went and made the sepulchre secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard. 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.