The Guard at the Tomb
The next day, that is, after the day of g Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate
and said, "Sir, we remember how h that impostor said, while he was still alive, i 'After three days I will rise.'
Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, j lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first."
Pilate said to them, "You have k a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can."
So they went and made the tomb secure by l sealing the stone and setting a guard.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath.
It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.
Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, "Behold your King!
Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away.
So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.
Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, 'He has risen from the dead,' and the last fraud will be worse than the first.
And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, "He is a good man," others said, "No, he is leading the people astray.
From that time Jesus began to show his disciple...
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And after flogging him, they will kill him, and...
Luke 24:6 - 7
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And said, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy...
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and ...
And said, "Tell people, 'His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.
While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.
And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel.