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Matthew 28:5

    Matthew 28:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus, which was crucified.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, who hath been crucified.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the angel said to the women, Have no fear: for I see that you are searching for Jesus, who was put to death on the cross.

    Webster's Revision

    And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, who hath been crucified.

    World English Bible

    The angel answered the women, "Don't be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which hath been crucified.

    Definitions for Matthew 28:5

    Angel - Messenger.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 28:5

    I know that ye seek Jesus - Speaking after the manner of men, these women deserved to be the first witnesses of the resurrection of Christ: during life they ministered to him, and in death they were not divided. They attended him to the Cross, notwithstanding their attachment to him exposed them to the most imminent danger; and now they come to watch and weep at his Tomb. The common opinion is, that women are more fickle and less courageous than men. The reverse of this I believe to be the truth, in those who are thoroughly converted to God; and who, previously to conversion, whether man or woman, can be trusted in any case?

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 28:5

    And the angel answered and said ... - This was not on the outside of the tomb, for Matthew does not say that the angel appeared to the "women" there, but only to the keepers. Mark says, "entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment" Mark 16:5. Luke says Luke 24:3, "they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus; and as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments." Seeing the stone rolled away and the sepulchre open, they of course anxiously entered into it, to see if the body was there. They did not find it, and there they saw the vision of the angels, who gave them information respecting his resurrection. Infidels have objected that there are three inconsistencies in the accounts by Mark and Luke:

    1. that Mark says the angel was sitting, and Luke says they were standing. Answer: The word in Luke does not of necessity mean that they "stood," but only that they were "present." Or it may be that the one that Mark mentions was sitting when they entered, and then arose.

    2. It is objected that Luke mentions two, but Mark and Matthew one. Answer: Mark mentions the one who spoke; for it cannot be supposed they both spake the same thing. He does not deny that another was present with him. Luke affirms that there was. This way of speaking is not unfrequent. Thus, Mark and Luke mention only one demoniac who was cured at Gadara. Matthew mentions two. In like manner Mark and Luke speak of only one blind man who was cured at Jericho, while from Matthew it is certain that two were. The fact that but one is mentioned, where it is not denied that there were others, does not prove that there could not be others.

    3. Matthew calls this an "angel." Mark and Luke say "a man." Answer: Angels, in the Scriptures, from "appearing" in the form of human beings, are often called as they "appear," and are mentioned as men. See Genesis 18:2, Genesis 18:16, Genesis 18:22; Genesis 19:1, Genesis 19:5. "Fear not ye." That is, "Be not agitated, or troubled, that you do not find the body of the Saviour. I know that ye seek him, and are troubled that he is removed; but you need not fear that he has been stolen. You will see him again in Galilee."