Matthew 27:65

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

Read Matthew 27:65 Using Other Translations

Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can."
Pilate replied, “Take guards and secure it the best you can.”

What does Matthew 27:65 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 27:65

Pilate said unto them, ye have a watch
Meaning either the watch of the temple, said to be placed in the tower of Antonia, for the service of it: hence mention is made of the captain of the temple, ( Acts 4:1 ) , but it is not likely they would remove the temple guards, to watch a sepulchre night and day: or rather, therefore, the soldiers that had had the care of the crucifixion of Christ, and watched him on the cross, are designed: the words may be read imperatively, "have yea watch", or "take a watch", as the Ethiopic version renders it, and which seems best; for if they had a watch already, what occasion had they to have applied to Pilate for one? but having none, he gives them leave to take one, or such a number of soldiers as were sufficient:

go your way;
as fast as you can, take the watch as soon as you please, make no stay, but satisfy yourselves in this point:

make [it] as sure as you can;
or, as you know how to do it, and what will be proper and necessary.

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