66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

Other Translations of Matthew 27:66

New International Version

66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

English Standard Version

66 So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.

The Message

66 So they went out and secured the tomb, sealing the stone and posting guards.

New King James Version

66 So they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the guard.

New Living Translation

66 So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 27:66

Commentary on Matthew 27:62-66

(Read Matthew 27:62-66)

On the Jewish sabbath, the chief priests and Pharisees, when they should have been at their devotions, were dealing with Pilate about securing the sepulchre. This was permitted that there might be certain proof of our Lord's resurrection. Pilate told them that they might secure the sepulchre as carefully as they could. They sealed the stone, and set a guard, and were satisfied that all needful care was taken. But to guard the sepulchre against the poor weak disciples was folly, because needless; while to think to guard it against the power of God, was folly, because fruitless, and to no purpose; yet they thought they dealt wisely. But the Lord took the wise in their own craftiness. Thus shall all the rage and the plans of Christ's enemies be made to promote his glory.