Matthew 27:52

“And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the graues were opened, and many bodies of Saints which slept, arose,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the resting-places of the dead came open; and the bodies of a number of sleeping saints came to life;
- Basic English Bible

and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints fallen asleep arose,
- Darby Bible

And the graves were opened, and many bodies of saints who slept, arose,
- Webster's Bible

the tombs opened; and many of God's people who were asleep in death awoke.
- Weymouth Bible

The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
- World English Bible

and many bodies of seyntis that hadden slepte, rysen vp.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who have fallen asleep, arose,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:52


27:52 Some of the tombs were shattered and laid open by the earthquake, and while they continued unclosed (and they must have stood open all the Sabbath, seeing the law would not allow any attempt to close them) many bodies of holy men were raised, (perhaps Simeon, Zacharias, John the Baptist, and others who had believed in Christ, and were known to many in Jerusalem,) And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, went into the holy city (Jerusalem) and appeared to many - Who had probably known them before: God hereby signifying, that Christ had conquered death, and would raise all his saints in due season.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:52


Mt 27:52 The graves were opened. The convulsions of the earth would naturally roll the stones from the doors of the sepulchers. The saints which slept arose. Who is not stated, or whether their bodies returned to the grave again. Their rising was a testimony that the death of Christ is life to the saints.

Discussion for Matthew 27:52

  • James James for verse 52
    JESUS raised Lazarus Before his death on the cross. It's speak elsewhere In GOD'S WORD there dead know not anything for the memory of them are Gone neither do they praise nor give God's glory for they are asleep in the grave. The thief on the cross JESUS said to day thou wilt be with me in paradise I believe that he went that day. And on the day of JESUS crucifixion the earthpquake the dead holy people in Christ that arose i believe they to accended up with JESUS when he left this earth. As it's written upon Death the body returns to dust the spirit return to GOD himself the dead know not anything for the memories of them are gone all Will be raised in the last day
  • This is the fulfillment of the Spring Feasts. This was Yeshua offering the first fruits to the Father, just as the high priests did each year as a rehearsal. The Fall Feast (the harvest of the wheat) will be fulfilled upon his return.
  • I believe that the graves were opened, meaning us who are living but are living in spiritual darkness will have our spirit awakened. Coming out of a symbolic death. Satan is death. The Saints will rise from among us alive in this current time. The Saints will be awakened from their stoop.
  • Joe Henderson for verse 52
    VICTORY!!!
  • ARMANDO VILLARREAL for verse 52
    In simple words and the most powerful event in the Bibile they went to the Holy city and there many saw them .I have seen so many movies in my life,like Kings Of Kings, The Greatest Story Ever told, and many more Oh!! the latest The Passion.Why do they skip this powerful message in the Bibile.
  • Believer of The Word for verse 52
    I believe that God purpose, was again to try and show man that He is supreme is all things. And this was another 'Lazarus' being raised from the dead experience. These saints again lived for a while, and died as Lazarus.

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