Matthew 27:51-66 New King James Version

51  Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52  and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53  and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54  So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!" 55  And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar, 56  among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

The Burial of Jesus

57  Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. 58  This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. 59  When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60  and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed. 61  And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.

The Guard at the Tomb

62  On the next day, which followed the Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, 63  saying, "Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise.' 64  Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say to the people, 'He has risen from the dead.' So the last deception will be worse than the first." 65  Pilate said to them, "You have a guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know how." 66  So they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the guard.

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