Mark 16:3
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New International Version
and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"

New Living Translation
On the way they were asking each other, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"

English Standard Version
And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”

New American Standard Bible
They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?"

King James Bible
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone from the entrance to the tomb for us?"

International Standard Version
They kept saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"

NET Bible
They had been asking each other, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying among themselves, “But who will roll the stone away for us from the tomb?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They said to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

King James 2000 Bible
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?

American King James Version
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?

American Standard Version
And they were saying among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the tomb?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

Darby Bible Translation
And they said to one another, Who shall roll us away the stone out of the door of the sepulchre?

English Revised Version
And they were saying among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the tomb?

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll away for us the stone from the door of the sepulcher?

Weymouth New Testament
and they were saying to one another, 'Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"

World English Bible
They were saying among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?"

Young's Literal Translation
and they said among themselves, 'Who shall roll away for us the stone out of the door of the sepulchre?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:1-8 Nicodemus brought a large quantity of spices, but these good women did not think that enough. The respect others show to Christ, should not hinder us from showing our respect. And those who are carried by holy zeal, to seek Christ diligently, will find the difficulties in their way speedily vanish. When we put ourselves to trouble and expense, from love to Christ, we shall be accepted, though our endeavours are not successful. The sight of the angel might justly have encouraged them, but they were affrighted. Thus many times that which should be matter of comfort to us, through our own mistake, proves a terror to us. He was crucified, but he is glorified. He is risen, he is not here, not dead, but alive again; hereafter you will see him, but you may here see the place where he was laid. Thus seasonable comforts will be sent to those that lament after the Lord Jesus. Peter is particularly named, Tell Peter; it will be most welcome to him, for he is in sorrow for sin. A sight of Christ will be very welcome to a true penitent, and a true penitent is very welcome to a sight of Christ. The men ran with all the haste they could to the disciples; but disquieting fears often hinder us from doing that service to Christ and to the souls of men, which, if faith and the joy of faith were strong, we might do.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - And they were saying (ἔλεγον) among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the tomb? The usual form of tombs in Palestine was the following: - There was generally an approach to the tomb open to the sky; then a low entrance on the side of the rock, leading into a square chamber, on one side of which was a recess for the body, about three feet deep, with a low arch over it. The stone here referred to by the women would be the stone which covered the actual entrance into the vault. It would probably be not less than six feet in breadth and three in height. This great stone had been rolled By Joseph to the mouth of the tomb; and then he had departed. Now, as the women approached, "they were saying (ἔλεγον,) among themselves, Who shall roll us away (ἀποκυλίσει) the stone?" They had seen the arrangements, and had observed the size of the atone on the Friday evening. (Mark 15:47).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they said among themselves,.... Either before they set out, or as they were going along:

who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? Which they saw was placed there by Joseph, or his orders: this was the only difficulty they had, that they were aware of; for they seem to know nothing of the sealing of the stone, and of the watch that was set to guard the sepulchre: things which were done on the sabbath day, on which they rested: for had they, in all likelihood they would never have attempted to have gone to it; the guard of soldiers would have been a sufficient discouragement: but all their concern was, how, and by whom, the stone should be rolled away, that lay at the door of the sepulchre; and perhaps their concern might be, not only on account of the largeness of the stone, as being too much for them to remove, but because such a stone defiled by touching it, according to the Jewish traditions (i).

(i) Misn. Oholot, c. 2. sect 4.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. And they said among themselves—as they were approaching the sacred spot.

Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? … for it was very great—On reaching it they find their difficulty gone—the stone already rolled away by an unseen hand. And are there no others who, when advancing to duty in the face of appalling difficulties, find their stone also rolled away?

Mark 16:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Resurrection
2Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" 4Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.…
Cross References
Matthew 27:60
and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.

Mark 15:46
So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.

Mark 16:2
Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb

Mark 16:4
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.

John 20:1
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.
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And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?

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Mark 15:46,47 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the …

Matthew 27:60-66 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: …

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