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

  • ROYY
  • Lilian
    Abba Father have given all power into Jesus hands heaven and earth. Thank you Jesus for the blood you shed for us you are my life Lord my Rock and my Salvation Jehova Jireh the Lord my Provider Shalom i will praise you Jesus i love you Lord forever amen
  • A disciple
    Fred; no one is looking for arguing about doctrine; but when we have been given something from the Lord, it is for the benefit of the whole assembly, and it is our duty in love and faithfulness to reprove, rebuke, correct, instruct, exhort one another in the Spirit of the truth; for the end of all things is at hand! How much time did the Lord Jesus devote to teaching THAT WE DO, AND NOT ONLY HEAR!
  • Fred -“saved by the blood”
    Brian,Redeemed, a disciple. Ephesians 2:8-9 I am sure you all know it along the Romans road. I am so blessed to not be wrapped up in looking for argumentative dialogue of Gods word. The salvation thru Christ is free to anyone that believes on Christ and what he did on the cross. It is simply up to each person to accept or deny Christ. He is risen,rejoice and share the gospel
  • H
    And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Who gave it to him.
  • A disciple
    A sectarian man; a heretic; one who separates himself from sound doctrine and accepted truth according to the Scriptures. What was once understood as the Narrow Way and the Strait Gate, has turned to rather pampering of and apologizing for the weakness of the flesh, instead of mortifying its desires by the life of the Spirit. Many think they do God service but are in fact working against His Word.

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