Matthew 28:13

“Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and said, "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say, His disciples came by night and took him away secretly while we were sleeping.
- Basic English Bible

saying, Say that his disciples coming by night stole him [while] we [were] sleeping.
- Darby Bible

Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
- Webster's Bible

telling them to say, "His disciples came during the night and stole his body while we were asleep."
- Weymouth Bible

saying, "Say that his disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
- World English Bible

that hise disciplis camen bi nyyt, and han stolen hym, while ye slepten.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying, `Say ye, that his disciples having come by night, stole him -- we being asleep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 28:13

28:13 Say, his disciples came by night, and stole him while we slept - Is it possible, that any man of sense should digest this poor, shallow inconsistency? If ye were awake, why did you let the disciples steal him? If asleep, how do you know they did?

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 28:13

Mt 28:13 His disciples came by night, etc. The improbability of this story is easily seen: (1) The soldiers would not dare to go to sleep on guard. It was death. (2) If they had gone to sleep they could testify nothing of what was done while asleep. Their testimony of what occurred then would be worthless. (3) The disciples did not expect a resurrection and would hardly believe it when it occurred. (4) They had shown themselves cowards and would not have dared to take his body away. (5) Had they dared, had the Roman soldiers slept, they could not have removed the stone and carried off the body without detection. It was a night lighted with the full moon and all the environs of Jerusalem were crowded with people attending the passover.

Discussion for Matthew 28

  • Andy
    I truly believe in the baptism, that is mention in the book of acts. Acts 2:38
  • H
    And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Who gave it to him.
  • A disciple
    A sectarian man; a heretic; one who separates himself from sound doctrine and accepted truth according to the Scriptures. What was once understood as the Narrow Way and the Strait Gate, has turned to rather pampering of and apologizing for the weakness of the flesh, instead of mortifying its desires by the life of the Spirit. Many think they do God service but are in fact working against His Word.
  • Redeemed
    A disciple: you say that a person in a sect and what you really mean is cult believes they are the only ones that are chosen or who gets it although the only thing shared here by Brian or myself is available to anyone through the word but besides that are you not contradicting yourself when you lash out at Brian or myself for not seeing it the way you do. Do unto others as you would have done to u
  • Redeemed
    A disciple: where is the error when every baptism that was ever done in the Bible was done in the name of Jesus? Its all through the book of Acts. The fullness of the Godhead dwells in the body of Jesus which is what we are baptized into and it is a fulfillment of Matthew 28:19 to the name. This was the doctrine of baptisms followed through by all the disciples and recorded in the Bible. Acts4:12
  • Brian
    Redeemed, you are correct. MOST of us grew up with the same blinders received from religion which only Jesus Christ can remove. It is frustrating to say the least trying to explain things to those with closed ears. Same thing Paul went through in Acts 7:57 "Then they cried out with a loud voice, and STOPPED THEIR EARS, and ran upon him with one accord," We all provided countless scriptures...

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