Matthew 27:51

“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 27:51

And behold, the vaile of the Temple was rent in twaine, from the top to the bottome, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the curtain of the Temple was parted in two from end to end; and there was an earth-shock; and the rocks were broken;
- Basic English Bible

And lo, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were rent,
- Darby Bible

And behold, the vail of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom: and the earth shook, and the rocks rent;
- Webster's Bible

Immediately the curtain of the Sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom: the earth quaked; the rocks split;
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.
- World English Bible

And lo! the veil of the temple was to-rent in twey parties, fro the hiest to the lowest. And the erthe schoke, and stoonus weren cloue; and birielis weren openyd,
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, the vail of the sanctuary was rent in two from top unto bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 27:51

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:51


27:51 Immediately upon his death, while the sun was still darkened, the veil of the temple, which separated the holy of holies from the court of the priests, though made of the richest and strongest tapestry, was rent in two from the top to the bottom: so that while the priest was ministering at the golden altar (it being the time of the sacrifice) the sacred oracle, by an invisible power was laid open to full view: God thereby signifying the speedy removal of the veil of the Jewish ceremonies the casting down the partition wall, so that the Jews and Gentiles were now admitted to equal privileges, and the opening a way through the veil of his flesh for all believers into the most holy place. And the earth was shaken - There was a general earthquake through the whole globe, though chiefly near Jerusalem: God testifying thereby his wrath against the Jewish nation, for the horrid impiety they were committing.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:51


Mt 27:51 The veil of the temple was rent. The curtain before the Holy of Holies separating it from the Holy Place.It took place about the time of the evening sacrifice and showed by symbol that the real atonement, of which the yearly atonement was only a type, had been offered and that the true High Priest had entered into the true Holy of Holies. And the earth did quake A common event at Jerusalem, but now significant of the sympathy of nature with the great tragedy.

Discussion for Matthew 27:51

  • Mary boland on Matthew 27:51
    What is this for me? Help...
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 27:51
    Mt 27:51: "And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent".

    This was another great event that took place apart from Jesus' Sacrifice & His Resurrection. Right at the time of Jesus' death, at the evening oblation, the officiating priest would have seen this spectacular event of the heavy veil (curtain) that separated the Holiest Place from the Holy Place in the Temple, was torn apart from top to bottom. If man had cut it, it would probably be cut from bottom to top, but God showed that He did it, from the top downwards.

    This is significant for you & me as it is one of God's declarations that the Work of the Cross (that Work that was planned from the beginning of time for mankind's sins), was finally accomplished with the death of His Son Jesus Christ. His death not only was Jesus being our substitute to pay for our sins, but also averted God's Anger against us sinners. So the rending of the veil indicated that God also opened up the way for those who believe on Jesus, both Jew & Gentile, to now have access direct to God without the need for a priest to intercede or make sacrifice or oblation. Roman Catholics still go to their priest for confession, but the Way has been opened for us to approach God, through His Son, to talk to Him, to confess our sins, & to enjoy His Presence in our lives. Had Christ not died, had the veil not be rent, had not Jesus arisen from the grave, we would still be in our sins & stand guilty before God. Jesus' Sacrifice for us was truly great & for eternity & so we ever remain grateful to Him & growing in love & faith for Him Who has done it all for us.
  • Mary boland on Matthew 27:51
    everything this means for me. i am born again scene 1996. i have trouble understanding. you hear so much from a man standing at a pulpit then you hear and see things that arent biblical! not in the word of God {bible King James} someone being gay or lesbian, or the preacher is cheating on his wife. i don't get it! a supposed Man of God I know he is flesh! we all are! Ephesian 4:22 -24 4;15-16
  • Ron Myers on Matthew 27:51
    This act of God the Father was proof of fulfillment of the words of Christ God the Son on the Cross... "It is Finished complete . " I.e., mankind both Jew and Gentile was free to approach a righteous and holy God on God 's own gracious terms the atoning Mediator, Jesus Christ , without fear of judgement.


 

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