Matthew 27:61

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

Matthew 27:61 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Matthew 27:61 In-Context

59 So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth
60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door 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 what that impostor said while he was still alive, "After three days I will rise again.'
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