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Matthew 28:14

    Matthew 28:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and rid you of care.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And if this comes to the ruler's ears, we will see that he does not make you responsible.

    Webster's Revision

    And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and rid you of care.

    World English Bible

    If this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and rid you of care.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 28:14

    If this came to the governor's ears - Pilate - we will persuade him that it is for his own interest and honor to join in the deception; and we will render you secure - we will take care that you shalt not suffer that punishment for this pretended breach of duty which otherwise you might expect.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 28:14

    The governor's ears - To Pilate. If it is reported to him that Jesus was stolen while you slept.

    We will persuade him - We will convince or satisfy him, so that he shall not punish you. This they might promise with safety; for,

    1. They knew from the character of Pilate that he could be easily bribed.

    2. Pilate, after the feast of the Passover, was accustomed to return to Caesarea.

    3. He had not been inclined at all to interfere in anything concerning the Saviour until it was urged upon him by the Jews.

    He would not be disposed, "of himself," to take any further trouble about the matter. He would feel that all that could be demanded of him had been done, and would not be disposed further to interfere, unless the Sanhedrin should demand it. This, of course, they would not do.