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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Matthew 28:1-10

For the proof of Christ's resurrection, we have here the testimony of the angel, and of Christ himself, concerning his resurrection. Now we may think that it would have been better, if the matter had been so ordered, that a competent number of witnesses should have been present, and have seen the stone rolled away by the angel, and the dead body reviving, as people saw Lazarus come out of the grave, and then the matter had been past dispute; but let us not prescribe to Infinite Wisdom, which... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Matthew 28:1-10

28:1-10 Late on the Sabbath, when the first day of the week was beginning to dawn, Mary from Magdala and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And, look you, there was a great earthquake; for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning, and his garment was as white as snow. Those who were watching were shaken with fear, and became as dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Matthew 28:7

And go quickly and tell his disciples ,.... Who were mourning and weeping for the death of Christ; despairing of his resurrection, of which, at least, they had but little hope, nor indeed much thought, though Christ had so often told them of it; and therefore a quick dispatch was necessary to remove their sorrow, revive their faith, and relieve their souls, to which the errand these women were sent upon, and the news they were to bring, had a tendency; namely, that he is risen from the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Matthew 28:7

Go quickly and tell his disciples - Thus these faithful women proclaim the Gospel to those who were afterwards to be the teachers of the whole human race! Behold what honor God puts upon those who persevere in his truth, and continue to acknowledge him before men! That he is risen from the dead - There is a remarkable saying of R. Judah Hakkodesh, which some critics quote on this subject: "After Three Days the Soul of the Messiah shall Return to its body, and he shall Go Out of that... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Matthew 28:7

Verse 7 7.And go quickly, and tell his disciples. Here God, by the angel, confers extraordinary honor on the women, by enjoining them to proclaim to the apostles themselves the chief point of our salvation. In Mark’s account of it, they are expressly enjoined to carry this message to Peter; not because he was at that time higher in rank than the others, but because his crime, which was so disgraceful, needed peculiar consolation to assure him that Christ had not cast him off, though he had... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 28:1-10

Jesus rises from the dead, and appears to the holy women. ( Mark 16:1-8 ; Luke 24:1-12 ; John 20:1-10 .) It is to be noted that there are great and important variations in the four (or, with St. Paul's, 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 ., the five) accounts of the events of the Resurrection, which have given welcome occasion to the sceptic to cast doubts upon the whole transaction. The divergences in the narratives are plainly to be ascribed to the facts that the writers did not depend upon... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 28:1-10

The Resurrection. I. THE ANGEL AT THE SEPULCHRE . 1 . The holy women. The great sabbath was over. It had been a busy day in the temple; all had been done as usual. The priests little thought, while performing their elaborate ritual, that the one great Sacrifice, Oblation, and Satisfaction for the sins of the whole world, the Sacrifice of which all their sacrifices were but figures, had been offered up on Calvary. Yet the great darkness and the portents which had marked the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 28:1-10

Lessons of the Resurrection. The four evangelists concur in setting forth the three successive steps in the evidence by which our Lord's incredulous followers were at length persuaded of the reality of his resurrection. These are: 1 . The fact of the sepulchre being found empty. 2 . The testimony of the angels who were seen in it. 3 . The appearances of our Lord himself. On these points we shall not now particularly dwell, but direct attention to certain side lights which the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 28:7

Go quickly, and tell his disciples. St. Mark significantly adds, "and Peter." The disciples were to believe without seeing. They had deserted Christ in his hour of need, had not stood by the cross, nor aided in his burial; so they were not to be honoured with the vision of angels or the first sight of the risen Lord. This was reserved for the faithful women, who thus received their mission to carry a message to the messengers—a foretaste of the ministry which they should perform in the... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Matthew 28:7

Tell his disciples - Mark adds particularly, “tell Peter.” This was a kind message to Peter, who had so recently denied his Lord. It would serve to cheer him in his despondency, and to assure him that his sin had been forgiven; and it shows the tender love and remembrance of Jesus, even for his unfaithful friends. read more

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