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Matthew 27:57

    Matthew 27:57 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when even was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus disciple:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in the evening, there came a man of wealth from Arimathaea, Joseph by name, who was a disciple of Jesus:

    Webster's Revision

    And when even was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus disciple:

    World English Bible

    When evening had come, a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself was also Jesus' disciple came.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when even was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:57

    When the even - This must have been about three o'clock, or a little after; for our Lord having expired about three o'clock, Matthew 27:46, and the Jewish passover beginning about four, it was necessary that Joseph, who would not fail to eat the passover at the usual time, should have obtained and buried the body of Christ some time before four o'clock. But such was the general consternation, occasioned by the prodigies that took place on this most awful occasion, that we may safely conjecture that nothing was done in order, and perhaps the passover itself was not eaten at the usual hour, if at all, that day. See at the end of the preceding chapter.

    A rich man - He was a counsellor of the great Sanhedrin, Luke 23:50; and, from the accounts given of him by the evangelists we learn that he was a man of the greatest respectability. He now acted a more honorable part than all the disciples of our Lord. He was of Arimathea, or Rama, in the tribe of Benjamin, Matthew 2:18, but lived ordinarily in Jerusalem, as being a member of the great council.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:57

    When the even was come - That is, some time after three o'clock in the afternoon. Before this, the Jews had besought Pilate that the legs of those who were crucified might be broken and the bodies be taken down, that they might not remain on the cross during the Sabbath. The soldiers, coming to Jesus for that purpose, found that he was already dead, contrary to their expectation. A soldier, however, thrust a spear into his side, and there was furnished the fullest proof that he had expired. See the notes at John 19:31-37.

    A rich man of Arimathea - It is uncertain where Arimathea was. There were several cities of that name in Judea. It is commonly supposed to be the same as Rama. See the notes at Matthew 2:17. Luke says that this was a "city of the Jews," and it is probable, therefore, that it was in the tribe of Benjamin, and but a short distance from Jerusalem. This man sustained a high character. He was an "honorable counsellor, who also waited for the kingdom of God" Mark 15:43; he was "a good man and a just" Luke 23:50; he had nobly set himself against the wicked purposes of the Sanhedrin Luke 23:51; he was a disciple of Jesus, though he was not openly his follower, because he feared the Jews, John 19:38.