45 (A)Now from the [a]sixth hour darkness [b]fell upon all the land until the [c]ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, (B)Eli, Eli, lema sabaktanei?” that is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” 47 And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, said, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 48 And (C)immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. 49 But the rest of them said, “[d]Let us see if Elijah comes to save Him[e].” 50 And Jesus (D)cried out again with a loud voice, and gave up His spirit. 51 (E)And behold, (F)the [f]veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and (G)the earth shook and the rocks were split. 52 Also the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the [g]saints who had (H)fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered (I)the holy city and appeared to many. 54 (J)Now as for the centurion and those who were with him (K)keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw (L)the earthquake and the other things that were happening, they became extremely frightened and said, “Truly this was [h](M)the Son of God!”

55 (N)And many women were there watching from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while (O)caring for Him. 56 Among them were (P)Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and (Q)the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Jesus Is Buried

57 (R)Now when it was evening, a rich man from Arimathea came, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. 58 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in the rock; and he rolled (S)a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61 And (T)Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.

62 Now on the next day, that is, the day which is after (U)the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate, 63 and they said, “Sir, we remember that when that deceiver was still alive, He said, ‘(V)After three days I am rising.’ 64 Therefore, give orders for the tomb to be made secure until the third day; otherwise, His disciples may come and steal Him, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a (W)guard; go, make it as secure as you know how.” 66 And they went and made the tomb secure with (X)the guard, (Y)sealing (Z)the stone.

Jesus Is Risen!

28 (AA)Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, (AB)Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the tomb. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for (AC)an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away (AD)the stone, and sat upon it. And (AE)his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook from fear of him and became like dead men. And the angel said to the women, “[i](AF)Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, (AG)just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you (AH)to Galilee. There you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”

And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to report to His disciples. And behold, Jesus met them [j]and said, [k]Rejoice!” And they came up and took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus *said to them, [l](AI)Do not be afraid; go, bring word to (AJ)My brothers to leave (AK)for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

11 Now while they were on their way, some of (AL)the men from the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened. 12 And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, 13 and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him while we were asleep.’ 14 And if this comes to (AM)the governor’s ears, we will appease him and [m]keep you out of trouble.” 15 And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely (AN)spread among the Jews and is (AO)to this day.

The Great Commission

16 But the eleven disciples proceeded (AP)to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated to them. 17 And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but (AQ)some [n]were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, (AR)All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 [o](AS)Go, therefore, and (AT)make disciples of (AU)all the nations, (AV)baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to [p]follow all that I commanded you; and behold, (AW)I am with you [q]always, to (AX)the end of the age.”


  1. Matthew 27:45 I.e., noon
  2. Matthew 27:45 Lit occurred
  3. Matthew 27:45 I.e., 3 p.m.
  4. Matthew 27:49 Lit Allow that we see
  5. Matthew 27:49 Some early mss And another took a spear and pierced His side, and there came out water and blood (cf. John 19:34)
  6. Matthew 27:51 Or curtain
  7. Matthew 27:52 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  8. Matthew 27:54 Or a son of God; or a son of a god
  9. Matthew 28:5 Or Stop being afraid
  10. Matthew 28:9 Lit saying
  11. Matthew 28:9 Or Greetings
  12. Matthew 28:10 Or Stop being afraid
  13. Matthew 28:14 Lit make you free from care
  14. Matthew 28:17 Or hesitated
  15. Matthew 28:19 Or Having gone (Gr aorist part.)
  16. Matthew 28:20 Or keep
  17. Matthew 28:20 Lit all the days