Matthew 27:62-66

The Guard at the Tomb

62 The next day, that is, after the day of 1Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate
63 and said, "Sir, we remember how 2that impostor said, while he was still alive, 3'After three days I will rise.'
64 Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, 4lest 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."
65 Pilate said to them, "You have 5a guard[a] of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can."
66 So they went and made the tomb secure by 6sealing the stone and setting a guard.

Matthew 27:62-66 In-Context

60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.
61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.
62 The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate
63 and said, "Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, 'After three days I will rise.'
64 Therefore order the tomb 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."
65 Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can."
66 So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.

Cross References 6

  • 1. Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:14, 31, 42
  • 2. [ver. 64; John 7:12]
  • 3. Matthew 16:21; Matthew 17:23; Matthew 20:19; Matthew 28:6; Mark 8:31; Mark 10:34; Luke 9:22; Luke 18:33; Luke 24:6, 7; [Matthew 26:61; John 2:19]
  • 4. [Matthew 28:13]
  • 5. Matthew 28:11
  • 6. Daniel 6:17

Footnotes 1