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.

Discussion for Matthew 27

  • BB
    As we approach the solar eclipse I thought of vs 45 when darkness fell from 6th hour to 9th hour. My thoughts will be on this as the eclipse takes place. One of the best sermons I have heard lately was about the fact that the worst that happened to Jesus that day wasn t most likely not the physical toll he took but the period of time that his father had to turn his back on his son.
  • Lu2677
    Matthew 27 is;( Christ was tried, crucified, buried, V.66 they sealed the entrance of his tomb.)v.52."And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept, arose, v.53"and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the city and appeared to many."There were saints/dead before the birth of Christ. It does not say 52-53 is a glimpse into the future.Read V.54
  • A disciple
    Hi Jacqueline; I think that this was a special sign done for showing the people of Jerusalem what they were not willing to believe in; and of that which will happen in Israel and all over the world when Jesus is revealed at His coming in glory and power. The Saints who sleep shall be the first to arise, and then we who still live and remain till His coming; "and we shall be changed, IN A MOMENT."
  • Jacqueline mitchell
    please explain matt 27:52 is this the special resurrection and where could i find other verses related to this? thank you so much.
  • Lu2677
    Felicia,I saw your verse you call "fundamental doctrine"I believe all of God's word is fundamental, all 66 books. All essential to salvation. I am not a Fundamentalist. Man cannot pick and chose which scripture is essential doctrine,but they do. All of God's word is sound doctrine.
  • Felicia
    A Disciple - Many of us are like Judas we feel remorse for the evil we have done to others but not repentant towards God. It's the disposition of heart. We will do well to learn from David in Ps 51:4 "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest .." Judas preferred to die for himself he didn't want Jesus to die for Him.

Bible Options