Matthew 28:13

“Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.”

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Other Translations

Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him [away] while we slept.
- King James Version

and said, "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say, His disciples came by night and took him away secretly while we were sleeping.
- Basic English Bible

saying, Say that his disciples coming by night stole him [while] we [were] sleeping.
- Darby Bible

Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
- Webster's Bible

telling them to say, "His disciples came during the night and stole his body while we were asleep."
- Weymouth Bible

saying, "Say that his disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
- World English Bible

that hise disciplis camen bi nyyt, and han stolen hym, while ye slepten.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying, `Say ye, that his disciples having come by night, stole him -- we being asleep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 28:13


28:13 Say, his disciples came by night, and stole him while we slept - Is it possible, that any man of sense should digest this poor, shallow inconsistency? If ye were awake, why did you let the disciples steal him? If asleep, how do you know they did?


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 28:13


Mt 28:13 His disciples came by night, etc. The improbability of this story is easily seen: (1) The soldiers would not dare to go to sleep on guard. It was death. (2) If they had gone to sleep they could testify nothing of what was done while asleep. Their testimony of what occurred then would be worthless. (3) The disciples did not expect a resurrection and would hardly believe it when it occurred. (4) They had shown themselves cowards and would not have dared to take his body away. (5) Had they dared, had the Roman soldiers slept, they could not have removed the stone and carried off the body without detection. It was a night lighted with the full moon and all the environs of Jerusalem were crowded with people attending the passover.

Discussion for Matthew 28

  • Obbie Beal

    V4 the keepers was overwhelmed by fear and... V5 the angel said to the women fear not... V10 (a 2nd time) Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid... (it was one of those moment in life we all face as it relate to the things of Jehovah / GOD; the women was so afraid and Jesus knew it, so each time Jesus immediately assured the women / us to not to be fearful; they/we are on a mission for GOD
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 28:18 and JESUS came and spoke unto them saying --- ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH ---- 1 CORINTHIANS 3:11 FOR OTHER FOUNDATION CAN NO MAN LAY THAN THAT IS LAID WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST ---- ACTS 4:12 NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION --IN ANY OTHER-- FOR THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED
  • Salomão
    18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
    Very often the scripture calls the devil as the prince of this world, in another place calls him the prince of the powers of the air, and the god of this world.
    It is Important to remember Genesis 1:28 where God gave all authority to men (Adam
  • Alex
    V 19 is Baptism of the h.g. Simply b/c jesus said John baptised you with water but i will baptise you with the H.G. AND FIRE, V19 Go ye into all the world all nations baptising them in the name of the father son and H.G. John baptised you with water but i will baptise you with the h,g and fire which is that 1 true baptism Paul speaks not water baptism lest i wd make the cross/ blood of no effect.
  • Lady A
    Trusting GOD the Father, through his son Jesus Christ. He is the first and the last fruits of each day of my Life.....
    PRAISING GOD!
    Love💜💜💜
  • Gonzalo
    It is one thing to believe God loves you when you believe you've given Him a cause and a reason to love you, but is different when you've give Him no cause and no reason, and God still loves you, he loves you because He is Love. For he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

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