Matthew 27:61

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

Read Matthew 27:61 Using Other Translations

And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.
Both Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting across from the tomb and watching.

What does Matthew 27:61 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 27:61

And there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary
The wife of Cleophas, and the mother of James and of Joses:

sitting over against the sepulchre;
observing where the body of Christ was put, and how it was laid; for they intended to prepare spices and ointments to anoint it with; and were mourning for the death of Christ: for sitting was a mourning posture, which now they were allowed, the body being taken down from the cross, and interred by leave of the governor; for, for one that died as a malefactor, they might not use the outward signs of mourning: the canon is this {w}; for such

``they do not mourn, but they grieve; and there is no grieving but in the heart:''

hence these women before stood, ( John 19:25 ) , but now they sat.


F23 Misn. Sarhedrin, c. 6. sect. 4.
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