Matthew 27:55

“And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And many women were there (beholding afarre off) which followed Iesus from Galilee, ministring vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And many women were there beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a number of women were there, watching from a distance, who had come with Jesus from Galilee, waiting on his needs.
- Basic English Bible

And there were there many women beholding from afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to him,
- Darby Bible

And many women were there (beholding at a distance) who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him:
- Webster's Bible

And there were a number of women there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to His necessities;
- Weymouth Bible

Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him.
- World English Bible

and seiden, Verili this was Goddis sone. And ther weren there many wymmen afer, that sueden Jhesu fro Galilee, and mynystriden to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And there were there many women beholding from afar, who did follow Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:55


Mt 27:55 Many women. The devoted women were still faithful, when the disciples had fled. Of the apostles we only know that John was near.

Discussion for Matthew 27

  • Saint
    In matt 27:52, these are those that died in faith - Abraham, Isaac Jacob, etc. The holy city is the early church - not natural Jerusalem which was not holy since they had just crucified Jesus... read Hebrews 11 about the faith these spiritual warriors had... but without receiving the holy ghost, they could not be made perfect...
  • 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.

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