Matthew 27:66

“So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they went, and made safe the place where his body was, putting a stamp on the stone, and the watchmen were with them.
- Basic English Bible

And they went and secured the sepulchre, having sealed the stone, with the watch [besides].
- Darby Bible

So they went, and having sealed the stone, made the sepulcher secure with a watch.
- Webster's Bible

So they went and made the sepulchre secure, sealing the stone besides setting the guard.
- Weymouth Bible

So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone.
- World English Bible

And thei yeden forth, and kepten the sepulcre, markynge the stoon, with keperis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they, having gone, did make the sepulchre secure, having sealed the stone, together with the watch.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:66


27:66 They went and secured the sepulchre, sealing the stone, and setting a guard - They set Pilate's signet, or the public seal of the sanhedrim upon a fastening which they had put on the stone. And all this uncommon caution was overruled by the providence of God, to give the strongest proofs of Christ's ensuing resurrection; since there could be no room for the least suspicion of deceit, when it should be found, that his body was raised out of a new tomb, where there was no other corpse, and this tomb hewn out of a rock, the mouth of which was secured by a great stone, under a seal, and a guard of soldiers.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:66


Mt 27:66 Sealing the stone. A cord was stretched across the stone door and sealed at each end with wax. The seal would have to be broken to remove the stone.

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