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Matthew 28:8

    Matthew 28:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they went away quickly, with fear and great joy, to give his disciples the news.

    Webster's Revision

    And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.

    World English Bible

    They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.

    Definitions for Matthew 28:8

    Sepulchre - A place of burial; grave.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 28:8

    They departed quickly from the sepulchre - At the desire of the angel they went into the tomb, to have the fullest certainty of the resurrection.

    Fear and great joy - Fear, produced by the appearance of this glorious messenger of God; and great joy occasioned by the glad tidings of the resurrection of their Lord and Master. At the mention of unexpected good news, fear and joy are generally intermingled.

    - Vix sum apud me, ita animus commotus est metu,

    Spe, gaudio, mirando hoc tanto, tam repentino bono

    Terant. Andr. v. 945

    "I am almost beside myself, my mind is so agitated with fear, hope, and joy, at this unexpected good news."

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 28:8

    And they departed quickly - Joyful at the "news," and wishing to impart it to all, they fled to find the disciples, and to tell them that the Lord was risen.

    With fear and great joy - Fear because of:

    1. the wonderful scenes which they had witnessed the stone rolled away, and the presence of an angel;

    2. a confused state of mind, apprehensive, perhaps, that it might not, after all, be true.

    The news was too good to be credited at once, yet they had sufficient faith in it to fill them with great and unexpected joy. Perhaps no language could better express the state of their minds - the mingled awe and rejoicing - than that which is used here.

    And did run ... - They ran to announce what they had seen to the disciples. The city, where the disciples were, was half a mile or more from the place.