Matthew 28:4

“And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And for feare of him, the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and for fear of him the watchers did quake, and became as dead men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And for fear of him the watchmen were shaking, and became as dead men.
- Basic English Bible

And for fear of him the guards trembled and became as dead men.
- Darby Bible

And for fear of him the keepers trembled and became as dead men.
- Webster's Bible

For fear of him the guards trembled violently, and became like dead men.
- Weymouth Bible

For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.
- World English Bible

and for drede of hym the keperis weren afeerd, and thei weren maad as deede men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and from the fear of him did the keepers shake, and they became as dead men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 28:4


Mt 28:4 The keepers. The Roman soldiers placed to guard the tomb with Pilate's consent (Mt 27:65,66).

Discussion for Matthew 28

  • 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...
  • Redeemed
    Brian: there is no since in debating the scriptures the Son has to reveal the Father to him as he did to Paul as well as us. The sad thing is that the Lord is trying to draw people to him and by going back and forth fighting with scriptures we are placing a stumbling block before others that Christ died and we should be walking in unity not division if we love one another.
  • A disciple
    "...Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; as also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." "A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject..."
  • Brian
    disciple, Jeremiah 23:24 "...Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord" God is a SPIRIT that is EVERYWHERE at once. GOD MANIFESTED HIMSELF IN A BODY of flesh and blood as JESUS CHRIST to be able to die. STILL the SAME GOD, not ANOTHER ONE. Why does anyone think it is so hard for God robed in flesh being baptized to also speak from Heaven at the same time and show a SIGN of the Holy Ghost?
  • Wayne
    Mark and Luke 9th chapter, "This is my beloved Son, hear ye Him".
  • Valerie
    It's just that. He was talking to his disciples cause the knew the name of the father the son and holy ghost Jesus.He taught his diciples they were the ones who walked and talked with him before he went to the cross.
    They knew His name. Jesus

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