Matthew 27:51-66 (21st Century King James Version)
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom, and the earth quaked and the rocks rent.
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who slept arose,
53 and came out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into the Holy City and appeared unto many.
54 Now when the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly, this was the Son of God!”
55 And many women were there beholding afar off, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto Him,
56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s children.
57 When the evening had come, there came a rich man of Arimathea named Joseph, who himself also was Jesus’ disciple.
58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth
60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher and departed.
61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the sepulcher.
62 Now the next day, that following the Day of the Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
63 saying, “Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was yet alive, ‘After three days I will rise again.’
64 Command therefore that the sepulcher be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night and steal him away, and say unto the people, ‘He is risen from the dead,’ so that the last error shall be worse than the first.”
65 Pilate said unto them, “Ye have a watch. Go your way, make it as secure as ye can.”
66 So they went and made the sepulcher secure, sealing the stone and setting up a watch.