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

  • Wayne
    Read John 14:16-26. The scriptures will help you.
  • Irene123
    No where in the Bible does it say God is a - 'person'; it DOES say Jn. 4:24 and Rom. 8:16. Jesus very words I'm Matt. 28:19 do not say there are 3 persons NOR even 3 spirits; He said baptizing them in the NAME (not names). Acts 2:38 tells us what that name is. Also does Acts 4:12, also does Philippians 2:9-11; Isa.45:23. Jesus was the only 'person'.
  • Wayne
    It us one God. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Jesus said so. He's the one who said 3 in one. It's in black and white. And red. Matt. 17, the cloud moved over and said, this is my beloved son in whom I'm well pleased. Hear ye him. Father and son. One God. Not hard to see and understand. Christ's throne is in the Father's throne. Separate thrones together. Jesus is sitting on the Father's right hand.
  • Irene123
    The Lord just gave me an understanding of why Trinitarians WON'T (refuse) to believe in all the scriptures that proclaim - ONE GOD; in Acts 2:38 (baptized in the NAME of ... ) there are a LOT of things we are shown we must 'do' (Jas. ch. 2) to obey His commandments. People want to go their own way - and still live for God. God's not 'blind' to us.
  • Wayne
    Vickie, I used to be bothered about Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Couldn't figure it out in my head. Confused. One God. What in the world. Then reading the scriptures, it became clear to me how they could be together. Jesus says Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Jesus is the authority at this time. As Jesus said there are 3, he is the authority.v. 20 to do as we are commanded. We are to follow His commands
  • Irene123
    God Bless you, Vicki; Stand where you are - Acts2:38

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