Matthew 27: 45-66

45,46: Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land.  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

50-66: And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.  

Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed. And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.

On the next day, which followed the Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, saying, “Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise.’  “Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him [away,] and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead.’ So the last deception will be worse than the first.” Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go your way, make [it] as secure as you know how.”

So they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the guard.

4 thoughts on “Matthew 27: 45-66

    • Hi Ann Marie,

      I have posted this on your 5K page and when I do the Easter Sunday message tomorrow, I’ll forward that, as well.
      Thank you for your comments, and I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter, and that God’s love and peace and health will be poured out onto all of you in abundance.


  1. That was the Lamb (Jesus was ) that was to be sacrificed on PASSOVER ) the book of Mathew tells how Jesus was celebrating the Sdar meal with His deciples then He was sacrificed ( instead of a lamb He was The Lamb God sent ) His burial forfilled the Festival of “Unlevened bread ” and He Rose forfilling the third feast called “First fruits ” google those feasts easter is a babilonian pagan rutual to a fertility goddess called Istar (sp) goggle this .. Is easter pagan or Christain surch your Bibler too take no mans word for it; ) Love in Christ Maureen


    • Many of the pagan rituals are held at the same time as Christian celebrations, but the Easter celebration for Christians is all about Jesus being the Lamb of God and becoming the ultimate sacrifice for the remission of our sins. He died on the first day – and the day that Christians honour that sacrifice is Good Friday – and He rose on the third day – and the day that Christians celebrate his resurrection is Easter Sunday.

      This has absolutely nothing to do with with any fertility goddess but is the manifestation of the promise of God. It isn’t necessary to google any feasts or pagan riturals because the Bible – and the scripture quoted which is Mathew 27 – specifically outlines the events and makes no reference to worldly customs because it’s not part of God’s plan.


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