Matthew 27:45

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now from the sixth houre there was darkenesse ouer all the land vnto the ninth houre.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now from the sixth hour it was dark over all the land till the ninth hour.
- Basic English Bible

Now from [the] sixth hour there was darkness over the whole land until [the] ninth hour;
- Darby Bible

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour.
- Webster's Bible

Now from noon until three o'clock in the afternoon there was darkness over the whole land;
- Weymouth Bible

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
- World English Bible

But fro the sixte our derknessis weren maad on al the erthe, to the nynthe our.
- Wycliffe Bible

And from the sixth hour darkness came over all the land unto the ninth hour,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:45


27:45 From the sixth hour, there was darkness over all the earth unto the ninth hour - Insomuch, that even a heathen philosopher seeing it, and knowing it could not be a natural eclipse, because it was at the time of the full moon, and continued three hours together, cried out, Either the God of nature suffers, or the frame of the world is dissolved. By this darkness God testified his abhorrence of the wickedness which was then committing. It likewise intimated Christ's sore conflicts with the Divine justice, and with all the powers of darkness.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:45


Mt 27:45 From the sixth hour . . . unto the ninth hour. From twelve until three o'clock. Darkness over all the land. Not the whole earth, but Judea. Early Christian writers speak of this, and appeal to heathen testimony in support of the fact. The period of outward darkness, no doubt, coincided with that of Christ's mental agony and sense of desertion. The darkness was not total, but probably a deep gloom, such as every one remembers to have experienced in his life-time.

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