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Matthew 27:62

    Matthew 27:62 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now on the morrow, which is the day after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together unto Pilate,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now on the day after the getting ready of the Passover, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate,

    Webster's Revision

    Now on the morrow, which is the day after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together unto Pilate,

    World English Bible

    Now on the next day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now on the morrow, which is the day after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together unto Pilate,

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:62

    The next day - This was the seventh, or Saturday, and might be what we should term the evening of the sixth, or Friday, because the Jews always ended their day when the sun set, and then began the next.

    That followed the day of the preparation - That is, of the Sabbath. The victuals, etc., which were to be used on the Sabbath by the Jews, were always prepared the preceding evening before the sun set. It is of this preparation that the evangelist speaks here; and it is the same which is mentioned by Mark, Mark 15:42; by Luke, Luke 23:54; and by John, John 19:31. But there was another preparation which happened in the same day: viz. The preparation of the passover; this began about twelve o'clock, and continued till four, the time in which they ate the paschal lamb. See John 19:14.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:62

    Now the next day, that followed the days of the preparation - The first day of the feast of the Passover was called the day of "preparation," because all things were on that day got in readiness for the observances of the paschal week. The Jewish day closed at sunset, and the Sabbath at that time commenced. The "next day" mentioned here does not mean the following day in our acceptation of the word, or the following "morning," but the next day in the Jewish way of speaking - that is, after the next day had commenced, or after sundown. To suppose them to have waited until the next morning would be absurd, as the disciples would be as likely to steal him away the first night as the second.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 27:62

    27:62 On the morrow, the day that followed the day of the preparation - The day of preparation was the day before the Sabbath, whereon they were to prepare for the celebration of it. The next day then was the Sabbath according to the Jews. But the evangelist seems to express it by this circumlocution, to show the Jewish Sabbath was then abolished.