217. The Keepers of Jesus Christ's tomb. Page 2.

Soldiers kept watch at the tomb of Jesus Christ.

Copyright (C) by Noelene Rout 29th April 2004

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Matthew 28:1-15

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.

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.

3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

4 And for fear of him the keepers [soldiers..Matt 28:12] did shake, and became as dead men.

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

6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

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.

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

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.

10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,

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

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

15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. Matt 28:1-15



Matthew 28:1-15 with Greek word meanings following.

1 In the [G3796 .. From same as G3694 (through the concept of backwardness); (adverbially) late day; by extension after the close of the day: - (at) even, in the end.] end of the [G4521 weekly day of repose from secular avocations (and the observance or institution itself).] sabbath, as it [G2020 .. A form of G2017; to (start) begin to grow light: - draw on, begin to dawn to begin dawn upon.] began to dawn [G1519 .. A chief preposition; to or into (<b>signifying the point entered or reached</b>), of place, time, or (figuratively) reason (result, etc.); in adverbial phrases: - [where-] fore, concerning, (in so much, to the intent) that, for [intent, purpose], (here-) until (-to), (up-) on, against, by, at, till, to (be, the end), [back-] ward, with, in (at -to, unto), to, unto, therefore (-unto), toward, (in) among, throughout, of, far more exceeding, [abundant-] ly, set at one again, of, of one mind, as, before.] toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to [G2334 .. From a word derived of G2300 (possibly by adverb of G3708); to be a spectator of, i.e. discern, (literally, figuratively [experience] or intensively [acknowledge]): - look on, to view, behold (attentively), perceive, see, consider. Compare G3700.] see the [G5028 .. Masculine from G2290; a grave (the place of interment): - burying place, tomb, sepulchre. G2290 .. A chief verb; to celebrate funeral rites, i.e. inter: - (to) bury.] sepulchre.

 

 

Matthew 28:1 Narrowed Down.

1 In the [(through the concept of backwardness); late day; after the close of the day: - (at) even, in the end.] end of the [weekly day of repose from secular avocations (and the observance or institution itself).] sabbath, as it [to (start) begin to grow light: - draw on, begin to dawn to begin dawn upon.] began to dawn [to or into (<b>the point entered or reached</b>), of place, time, reason (result,): - [where-] fore, concerning, (in so much, to the intent) that, for [intent, purpose], (here-) until (-to), (up-) on, against, by, at, till, to (be, the end), [back-] ward, with, in (at -to, unto), to, unto, therefore (-unto), toward, (in) among, throughout, of, far more exceeding, [abundant-] ly, set at one again, of, of one mind, as, before.] toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the [a grave (the place of interment): - burying place, tomb, sepulchre. to celebrate funeral rites, inter: - (to) bury.] sepulchre.

 

Matthew 28:2

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.

Matthew 28:2 With numbers and Greek word meanings.

2 And, behold, [G1096 .. A lengthened and middle form of a chief verb; to cause to be ("gen" -erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), with great latitude used (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.): - draw, be taken, wax, grow,be turned, arise be assembled, be (come, -fall, -have self), fall, be brought (to pass), pass,(be) come (to pass), follow, be finished, be done, be ended, be wrought, happen, be kept, be ordained to be, be require, continue, be performed, be showed, be found, soon as it was, be divided, be married, partake, be made, published, have, seem, sound, use, will, would, God forbid. [The sun is causing the Earth to rotate?!? (i.e Draw, & Spiral Steps!)] Generate! G575 .. A chief particle; "off", i.e. away (from something near), in diverse senses (of time, place, or relation; literally or figuratively): - (out) of, for (-th), from, at, in, off, before, with, (up-) on (-ce), ago, since, by (the space of), (here-) after, because of, In composition (as a prefix) it generally signifies separation, departure, completion,cessation, reversal, etc. G2949 .. From .. kuō (to swell [with young], i.e. bend, curve); a billow (as bursting, toppling): - (a)wave, billow. [Tides! Here we can see the tides. i.e. Water rising, swelling, and forming waves, (billows) that bending, and curving, burst and topple as the Earth whirls [See; "Formed" Psalm 90:2] (turns away from the light and into darkeness. H3915 & H3883 fold back, a spiral step, winding stair. H3924 (a) loop. Numbers 11:9 [(Loop! See: Winter is passed. S of S 2:11 & Seasons! H655 H5638 H3915 as it orbits the Sun.)]) in the presence of the sun.]] there was a [G3173 .. Including the lengthened forms, femine .. megalē, plural .. etc.; make comparison as well with G3176, G3187], big (lit.. or fig.., in a very broad application): - loud, large, strong, high, mighty, the more, great (ones, thing, -est), they that are great, (be) sore (afraid), (fear) exceedingly,to years. G3176 .. Superlative of G3173; very great or greatest: - exceeding great, greatest. G3187 .. Comparative of G3173; larger(lit- or fig-, particularly in age): - elder, great, greater (-est), more.] great [G4578 .. From G4579; a commotion, i.e. (of the air) a gale, (of the ground) an earthquake: - a shaking, earthquake, tempest. G4579 .. Apparently a chief verb; to rock (vibrate, correctly sideways or to and fro), i.e. (usually) to agitate (in any direction; cause to tremble); (abstractly) figuratively to throw into a tremor (of fear or concern): - move, disturb, trouble, (to) shake, quake.] earthquake: for the [G32 .. From .. aggellō (possibly derivation of G71; compare G34; to bring tidings); a messenger; particularly an "angel"; implying a pastor: - angel, messenger. In relation to "G32" "From G32" also has word meanings for G32 in the following numbers, and these numbers have to be studied.: (***)G31 G34 G312 G518 G743 G1229 G1804 G1861 G2097 G2465 G2605 G3853 (G2097 to announce good news ("evangelize") especially the gospel: - bring (declare, show) glad (good) tidings, declare. G2605 to proclaim, promulgate: - declare, speak of, to tell thoroughly, preach, teach, shew. G3853 to transmit a message, i.e. (implying) to enjoin: - (give in) charge, (give) command (-ment), declare, to announce alongside of. G3844 from beside, at (or in) the vicinity of, )] angel of the [G2962 .. From .. kuro(supremacy); supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; implying Mr. (as a title of respect): - Sir, master, Lord, God.] Lord [G2597 .. From G2596 and the base of G939; to descend (literally or figuratively): - go down, come down, get down, step down, fall down, fall, descend, to come down. G2596 .. A chief particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in various relations (according to the case (genit, dat, or accusat) -ive with which it is joined): - and, so, thus, after (the manner of), concerning, [dai-] ly, for, to the charge of, [charita-] bly, from, every, out (of every), mightily, more, more excellent, (far more) exceeding, natural, godly, (your) own, particularly, according as (to), (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to, touching), by any means, down, among, (over) against, at, aside, of (up-) on (part), by, about, through (-oughout, -oughout every), to, before, apart, beyond, uttermost, where (-by), with, (when they were) alone, covered, in (-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of),In composition it keeps many of these mentioned applications, and frequently signifies opposition, distribution or intensity. G939 .. basis .. From .. bainō (to walk); a pace ("base"), (implying) the foot: - foot.] descended from [G3772 .. Possibly from the same as G3735 (through the concept of elevation); the sky; by extending heaven (as the abode of God); implying happiness, power, eternity; particularly the Gospel (Christianity): - air, sky, heaven ([-ly]).] heaven, and [G4334 .. From G4314 and G2064 (its alternate included); to approach, i.e. (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to: - (draw, go) near, go (to, unto), come thereunto,(as soon as he) come (unto), consent. G4314 .. A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. toward (with the genitive case the side of, i.e. pertaining to; with dative case by the side of, i.e. near to; generally with accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e. whither or for which it is predicated): - ([where-]) by, according to, for (intent), to (the end that), that, of, because of, which pertain to, for, unto, to ([you]) -ward, nigh unto, before, at, at thy house, about, against, between, with (-in), in, together, among. In compounds it signifies essentially the same applications, namely, motion towards, accession to, nearness at. G2064 .. Middle voice of a chief verb (used only in present and imperfect tenses, others being provided by a related [middle voice] word, .. elthō; which otherwise do not occur); (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) to come or go: - grow, light, fall out, come enter, appear, accompany, bring, go, next, pass, resort, be set. G4253 .. A chief preposition; "fore", i.e. in front of, prior (figuratively superior) to. It retains the same significations in compounds : - ago, above, or ever, before. It retains the same significations in compounds.] came and [G617 .. From G575 and G2947; to roll away: - roll away (back). G575 .. A primary particle; "off", i.e. away (from something that is near), in various senses (of time, place, relation; literally or figuratively): - (out) of, off, from, for (-th), at, in, before, because of, with, (up-) on (-ce), ago, since, by (the space of),(here-) after, As a prefix in composition it usually suggests separation, departure, completion, cessation, reversal, etc. G2947 .. From the base of G2949 (through the concept of circularity; compare G2945 and G1507); to roll about: - to roll, wallow. G2949 .. From .. kuō (to swell [with young], i.e. bend, curve); a billow (as toppling or bursting): - (a) wave, billow. G2945 .. As if dative case of .. kuklos (a ring, "cycle"; related to G2947); i.e. in a circle (implying of G1722), i.e. (adverbially) all around: - round about. G1507 .. A lengthened form of a chief but defective verb .. heilō (of same meaning); to coil or wrap: - to roll (round, up), roll together. See also G1667. G1667.. A form of G1507; to coil or wrap: - to roll, fold up.] rolled back the [G3037 .. A chief word; a stone (literally or figuratively): - (mill-, stumbling-) stone, (a) stone.] stone from the [G2374 .. Apparently a chief word (compare "door"); a portal, entrance (the opening or the closure, literally or figuratively): - door, gate.] door, and [G2521 .. From G2596 and .. (to sit; related to the base of G1476); to sit down; figuratively to remain, reside: - sit (down, by), to sit, put down, dwell.] sat upon it.

 

Matthew 28:2 With numbers and Greek word meanings. Narrowed Down.

2 And, behold, [to cause to be ("gen" -erate), to become (come into being), draw, be taken, wax, grow,be turned, arise be assembled, be (come, -fall, -have self), fall, be brought (to pass), pass,(be) come (to pass), follow, be finished, be done, be ended, be wrought, happen, be kept, be ordained to be, be require, continue, be performed, be showed, be found, soon as it was, be divided, be married, partake, be made, published, have, seem, sound, use, will, would, God forbid. [The sun is causing the Earth to rotate?!? (i.e Draw, & Spiral Steps!)] Generate! "off", away (from something near), in diverse senses (of time, place, or relation;): - (out) of, for (-th), from, at, in, off, before, with, (up-) on (-ce), ago, since, by (the space of), (here-) after, because of, separation, departure, completion,cessation, reversal,(to swell [with young], bend, curve); a billow (as bursting, toppling): - (a)wave, billow.there was a [loud, large, strong, high, mighty, the more, great (ones, thing, -est), they that are great, (be) sore (afraid),(fear) exceedingly,to years. very great or greatest: - exceeding great, greatest. larger(in age): - elder, great, greater (-est), more.] great [a commotion,(of the air) a gale, (of the ground) an earthquake: - a shaking, earthquake, tempest. to rock (vibrate, sideways or to and fro), to agitate (in any direction; cause to tremble); to throw into a tremor (of fear or concern): - move, disturb, trouble, (to) shake, quake.] earthquake: for the [to bring tidings); a messenger; an "angel"; a pastor: - angel, messenger.(to announce good news ("evangelize") especially the gospel: - bring (declare, show) glad (good) tidings, declare. to proclaim, promulgate: - declare, speak of, to tell thoroughly, preach, teach, shew. to transmit a message, to enjoin: - (give in) charge, (give) command (-ment), declare, to announce alongside of.from beside, at (or in) the vicinity of,)] angel of the [(supremacy); supreme in authority, ontroller; Mr. (as a title of respect): - Sir, master, Lord, God.] Lord [go down, come down, get down, step down, fall down, fall, descend, to come down. down (in place or time), and, so, thus, after (the manner of), concerning, [dai-] ly, for, to the charge of, [charita-] bly, from, every, out (of every), mightily, more, more excellent, (far more) exceeding, natural, godly, (your) own, particularly, according as (to), (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to, touching), by any means, down, among, (over) against, at, aside, of (up-) on (part), by, about, through (-oughout, -oughout every), to, before, apart, beyond, uttermost, where (-by), with, (when they were) alone, covered, in (-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of),(to walk); a pace ("base"),foot.] descended from [the sky; heaven (as the abode of God); happiness, power, eternity; particularly the Gospel (Christianity): - air, sky, heaven ([-ly]).] heaven, and [appear, accompany, bring, to approach, come near, assent to: - (draw, go) near, go (to, unto), come thereunto,(as soon as he) come (unto), consent. forward to, toward, the side of, by the side of, near to; ([where-]) by, according to, for (intent), to (the end that), that, of, because of, which pertain to, for, unto, to ([you]) -ward, nigh unto, before, at, at thy house, about, against, between, with (-in), in, together, among. motion towards, accession to, nearness at. to come or go: - light, fall out, come enter, visit, grow, [Grow: H1342 to rise, be risen, triumph.] worship, go, next, pass, resort, be set.in front of, prior to. ago, above, or ever, before.] came and [to roll away: - roll away (back). "off", i.e. away (from something that is near), (out) of, off, from, for (-th), at, in, before, because of, with, (up-) on (-ce), ago, since, by (the space of),(here-) after, separation, departure, completion, cessation, reversal, etc.(through the concept of circularity;); to roll about: - to roll, wallow. (to swell [with young], i.e. bend, curve); a billow (as toppling or bursting): - (a) wave, billow. (a ring, "cycle"),in a circle, all around: - round about. to coil or wrap: - to roll (round, up), roll together. to coil or wrap: - to roll, fold up.] rolled back the [a stone, (mill-, stumbling-) stone, (a) stone.] stone from the [("door"); a portal, entrance: - door, gate.] door, and [to sit down; to remain, reside: - sit (down, by), to sit, put down, dwell.] sat upon it.

 

Matthew 28:2 Rewritten from above.

2 And behold, there was a great earth quake: for the [a messenger, a pastor, an "angel" to transmit a message, to enjoin, (See. To enjoin. G1989, to bring tidings, bring (declare, show) glad (good) tidings, [(to proclaim, to tell thoroughly, declare, speak of, shew, teach, preach, promulgate, from beside, to announce alongside of, at (or in) the vicinity of,(give in) charge, (give) command (-ment),] angel of the [supreme in authority, master, controller; (supremacy), God.] LORD [down (in place or time),(go, get, step, fall, [to] come,) down, descend, ]descended from [power, happiness, eternity; heaven (as the abode of God), the sky, air.] heaven and [light, fall out, ago, above, of, or ever, before, prior to, according to, accompany, bring, appear, toward, motion towards, to ([you]) -ward, forward to, accession to, to approach,(draw, go, come) near, near to; nearness at, (nigh) unto, go (to, unto),come thereunto, visit, (as soon as he) come (unto), resort, at thy house, go, next, pass, at, about, against, between, in, among, together, assent to, consent, come enter, with (-in), grow, worship, (The angel/s may have worshipped Jesus Christ! Hebrews 1:6) to come or go, (by) the side of, be set, in front of, ([where-]) by, for, which pertain to, for (intent),to (the end that), that, because of, (If the sepuchre was in a confined space the round (?) stone might have been moved about like a car is moved as it is backed out of a small space!)] came and ["off", away (from something that is near),to roll (about), to roll away, roll away (back), to roll (round, up), roll together, (through the concept of circularity; (a ring, "cycle"),in a circle, to coil or wrap, fold up, all around, round about,(bend, curve); a billow (as toppling), wallow, because of, (The stone was obviously a large round stone. Because of! Pontius Pilate the Governor of Rome had placed a Government seal on the tomb and no person was allowed to break that seal and enter the tomb! The Angel of the LORD was to break the seal and enter the tomb.] rolled back [a stone, mill-stone.] the stone from the [gate, entrance, door.] door, and [put down, remain, reside, dwell, to sit (down, by).] sat upon it.

 

The Angel of the LORD had to open the Tomb of Jesus Christ, because, Pontius Pilate The (man that adjudicated over the case of Jesus Christ!) "Judge," and Governor of Rome, had put a seal on the tomb, which was not to be opened. (for a certain period of time obviously.)
 

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[Angel. From G32's G312  .. From G303 base of G32; to announce (in detail): - rehearse, speak, (to) tell (again), report, declare, show.

G518 .. From G575 and also from the base of G32; to announce: - report, declare, (to) tell (away, off), (bring word, shew) again.

G743 .. From G757 and G32; a chief angel: - archangel. [H1403 An archangel is a man of God. H1403 & G1043 Gabriel was an archangel. H4317 & G3413 Michael was an archangel.]

G757 .. A chief verb; to be first (in political rank or power): - to be first, or chief, (rule) over, reign.

G1229 .. From G1223 and also from the base of G32; to thoroughly herald: - signify, declare, preach.

G1804 .. From G1537 and also the base of G32; to publish, i.e. celebrate: - shew forth.

G1861 .. From G1909 and also the base of G32; to announce upon (reflexively), i.e. (implying) to engage to do something, to assertsomething respecting oneself: - (to) profess, (make) promise.

 

 

G2097 .. From G2095 and G32; to announce good news ("evangelize") especially the gospel: - bring (declare, show) glad (good) tidings, declare, preach (the gospel).

G2095 .. Neuter of a chief word .. (good); (adverbially) well: - well, good, happily, rightly, well (done).

G2605 .. From G2596 and the base of G32; to proclaim, promulgate: - declare, speak of, to tell thoroughly, preach, teach, shew.

G3853 .. From G3844 and the base of G32; to transmit a message, i.e. (implying) to enjoin: - (give in) charge, (give) command (-ment), declare, to announce alongside of.

G3844 .. A chief preposition; correctly near, (with genitive case) from beside (figuratively or literally), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of ([ob, sub] jectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local [particularly beyond or opposed to] or causal [on account of]). The same variety of application is retained in compounds: - past, before, (out) of, at, above, in, by, side, against, nigh unto, with, among, friend, (more) than, his, save, in the sight of, contrary to, [there-] fore, give [such things as they], that [she] had. The same variety of application is retained in compounds.

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