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Matthew 28

 

 

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Introduction
1Christ's resurrection is declared by an angel to the women.
9He himself appears unto them.
11The chief priests give the soldiers money to say that he was stolen out of his sepulchre.
16Christ appears to his disciples,
18and sends them to baptize and teach all nations.

Verse 1
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
the end
The Hebrew word Schabbath, from which our English word is derived, signifies rest, and is applied to all solemn festivals, equally with that one day of every week devoted to the worship of God; Eze 20:21, "they polluted my sabbaths." Three evangelists say, the transaction recorded in this verse, occurred upon the first day of the week, early in the morning, about sunrising, and John says, while it was yet dark. [Opse sabbaton
Mark 16:1,2; Luke 23:56; 24:1,22; John 20:1-10
Mary Magdalene
27:56,61

Verses 1-10
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
the end
The Hebrew word Schabbath, from which our English word is derived, signifies rest, and is applied to all solemn festivals, equally with that one day of every week devoted to the worship of God; Eze 20:21, "they polluted my sabbaths." Three evangelists say, the transaction recorded in this verse, occurred upon the first day of the week, early in the morning, about sunrising, and John says, while it was yet dark. [Opse sabbaton
Mark 16:1,2; Luke 23:56; 24:1,22; John 20:1-10
Mary Magdalene
27:56,61

Verse 2
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
there
27:51-53; Acts 16:26; Revelation 11:19
was
or, had been. for.
Mark 16:3-5; Luke 24:2-5; John 20:1,12,13; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:12

Verse 3
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
countenance
17:2; Psalms 104:4; Ezekiel 1:4-14; Daniel 10:5,6; Revelation 1:14-16; 10:1; 18:1
his raiment
Mark 9:3; 16:5; Acts 1:10; Revelation 3:4,5

Verse 4
And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
the
11; 27:65,66
shake
Job 4:14; Psalms 48:6; Daniel 10:7; Acts 9:3-7; 16:29; Revelation 1:17

Verse 5
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
Fear
Isaiah 35:4; 41:10,14; Daniel 10:12,19; Mark 16:6; Luke 1:12,13,30; Hebrews 1:14; Revelation 1:17,18
ye seek
Psalms 105:3,4; Luke 24:5; John 20:13-15; Hebrews 1:14

Verse 6
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
as
12:40; 16:21; 17:9,23; 20:19; 26:31,32; 27:63; Mark 8:31; Luke 24:6-8; Luke 24:23,44; John 2:19; 10:17
Come
Mark 16:6; Luke 24:12; John 20:4-9

Verse 7
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
go
10; Mark 16:7,8,10,13; Luke 24:9,10,22-24,34; John 20:17,18
he goeth
16,17; 26:32; Mark 14:28; John 21:1-14; 1 Corinthians 15:4,6
lo
24:25; Isaiah 44:8; 45:21; John 14:29; 16:4

Verse 8
And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
with
Ezra 3:12,13; Psalms 2:11; Mark 16:8; Luke 24:36-41; John 16:20,22; 20:20,21

Verse 9
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
as
Isaiah 64:5; Mark 16:9,10; John 20:14-16
All hail
Luke 1:28; John 20:19; 2 Corinthians 13:11; *Gr:
and held
Song of Solomon 3:3,4; Luke 7:38; John 12:3; 20:17; Revelation 3:9
worshipped
17; 14:33; Luke 24:52; John 20:28; Revelation 5:11-14

Verse 10
Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
Be
5; 14:27; Luke 24:36-38; John 6:20
go
7; Judges 10:16; Psalms 103:8-13; Mark 16:7
my
12:48-50; 25:40,45; Mark 3:33-35; John 20:17; Romans 8:29; Hebrews 2:11-18

Verse 11
Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
some
4; 27:65,66

Verse 12
And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
26:3,4; 27:1,2,62-64; Psalms 2:1-7; John 11:47; 12:10,11; Acts 4:5-22; Acts 5:33,34,40

Verse 13
Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
stole
26:64

Verse 14
And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
we
Acts 12:19

Verse 15
So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
they took
26:15; 1 Timothy 6:10
until
27:8

Verse 16
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
the eleven
Mark 16:14; John 6:70; Acts 1:13-26; 1 Corinthians 15:15
went
7,10; 26:32

Verse 17
And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
when
16:28
worshipped
9; Psalms 2:12; 45:11; John 5:23
but
1 Corinthians 15:6

Verse 18
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
All
11:27; 16:28; Psalms 2:6-9; 89:19,27; 110:1-3; Isaiah 9:6,7; Daniel 7:14; Luke 1:32,33; 10:22; John 3:35; 5:22-27; 13:3; 17:2; Acts 2:36; 10:36; Romans 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Ephesians 1:20-22; Philippians 2:9-11; Colossians 1:16-19; Hebrews 1:2; 2:8; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 11:15; 17:14; 19:16

Verse 19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
ye therefore
Psalms 22:27,28; 98:2,3; Isaiah 42:1-4; 49:6; 52:10; 66:18,19; Mark 16:15,16; Luke 24:47,48; Acts 1:8; 13:46,47; 28:28; Romans 10:18; Colossians 1:23
teach all nations
or, make disciples, or Christians, of all nations. baptizing.
Acts 2:38,39,41; 8:12-16,36-38; 9:18; 10:47,48; 16:15-33; 19:3-5; 1 Corinthians 1:13-16; 15:29; 1 Peter 3:21
the name
3:16,17; Genesis 1:26; Numbers 6:24-27; Isaiah 48:16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18; 1 John 5:7; Revelation 1:4-6

Verse 20
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
them
7:24-27; Deuteronomy 5:32; 12:32; Acts 2:42; 20:20,21,27; 1 Corinthians 11:2,23; 14:37; Ephesians 4:11-17,20-32; Colossians 1:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,2; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12; 1 Timothy 6:1-4; Titus 2:1-10; 1 Peter 2:10-19; 2 Peter 1:5-11; 3:2; 1 John 2:3,4; 3:19-24; Revelation 22:14
I am
1:23; 18:20; Genesis 39:2,3,21; Exodus 3:12; Joshua 1:5; Psalms 46:7,11; Isaiah 8:8-10; Isaiah 41:10; Mark 16:20; John 14:18-23; Acts 18:9,10; 2 Timothy 4:17; Revelation 22:21
unto
13:39,40,49; 24:3
Amen
6:13; 1 Kings 1:36; 1 Chronicles 16:36; Psalms 72:19; Revelation 1:18; 22:20

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Matthew 28:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-28.html.

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