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Matthew 27:65

    Matthew 27:65 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Pilate said to them, You have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as you can.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Pilate said unto them, Ye have a guard: go, make it as'sure as ye can.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Pilate said to them, You have watchmen; go and make it as safe as you are able.

    Webster's Revision

    Pilate said unto them, Ye have a guard: go, make it as'sure as ye can.

    World English Bible

    Pilate said to them, "You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Pilate said unto them, Ye have a guard: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:65

    Ye have a watch - The Jews had a corps of Roman troops, consisting of several companies, as a guard for the temple, Acts 4:1. These companies mounted guard by turns, see Luke 22:4. Some of these companies, which were not then on duty, Pilate gave them leave to employ to watch the tomb.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:65

    Ye have a watch - The Jews had a guard of Roman soldiers, who kept watch in the tower of Antonia, on the northwest of the temple. Pilate either referred to these, or to the "watch" that attended the crucifixion - the whole "band" that had been appointed for that. As the torments of crucifixion sometimes lasted many days, the band had been probably granted to them during that time, and they were therefore still at the direction of the chief priests.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 27:65

    27:65 Ye have a guard - Of your own, in the tower of Antonia, which was stationed there for the service of the temple.