Matthew 27:51
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New International Version
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split

New Living Translation
At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart,

English Standard Version
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

Berean Study Bible
At that moment the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.

Berean Literal Bible
And behold, the veil of the temple was torn into two from top to bottom. And the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split.

New American Standard Bible
And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.

King James Bible
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split.

International Standard Version
Suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom, the earth shook, rocks were split open,

NET Bible
Just then the temple curtain was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks were split apart.

New Heart English Bible
And suddenly, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And at once the curtain entrance of The Temple was ripped in two from top to bottom. The earth was shaken and the rocks were split.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Suddenly, the curtain in the temple was split in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split open.

New American Standard 1977
And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth shook; and the rocks were split,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

King James 2000 Bible
And, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks were split;

American King James Version
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

American Standard Version
And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent.

Darby Bible Translation
And lo, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were rent,

English Revised Version
And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent;

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, the vail of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom: and the earth shook, and the rocks rent;

Weymouth New Testament
Immediately the curtain of the Sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom: the earth quaked; the rocks split;

World English Bible
Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.

Young's Literal Translation
and lo, the vail of the sanctuary was rent in two from top unto bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
27:51-56 The rending of the veil signified that Christ, by his death, opened a way to God. We have an open way through Christ to the throne of grace, or mercy-seat now, and to the throne of glory hereafter. When we duly consider Christ's death, our hard and rocky hearts should be rent; the heart, and not the garments. That heart is harder than a rock that will not yield, that will not melt, where Jesus Christ is plainly set forth crucified. The graves were opened, and many bodies of saints which slept, arose. To whom they appeared, in what manner, and how they disappeared, we are not told; and we must not desire to be wise above what is written. The dreadful appearances of God in his providence, sometimes work strangely for the conviction and awakening of sinners. This was expressed in the terror that fell upon the centurion and the Roman soldiers. We may reflect with comfort on the abundant testimonies given to the character of Jesus; and, seeking to give no just cause of offence, we may leave it to the Lord to clear our characters, if we live to Him. Let us, with an eye of faith, behold Christ and him crucified, and be affected with that great love wherewith he loved us. But his friends could give no more than a look; they beheld him, but could not help him. Never were the horrid nature and effects of sin so tremendously displayed, as on that day when the beloved Son of the Father hung upon the cross, suffering for sin, the Just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. Let us yield ourselves willingly to his service.
Study Bible
The Death of Jesus
50When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He yielded up His spirit. 51At that moment the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. 52The tombs broke open, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised.…
Cross References
Exodus 26:31
"You shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.

Numbers 4:5
"When the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and they shall take down the veil of the screen and cover the ark of the testimony with it;

Matthew 27:54
When the centurion and those with him guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified and said, "Truly this was the Son of God."

Mark 15:38
And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

Luke 23:45
The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn down the middle.

Luke 23:47
When the centurion saw what had happened, he gave glory to God, saying, "Surely this was a righteous man."

Hebrews 9:3
Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place,
Treasury of Scripture

And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

the veil.

Exodus 26:31-37 And you shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine …

Exodus 40:21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of …

Leviticus 16:2,12-15 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother…

Leviticus 21:23 Only he shall not go in to the veil, nor come near to the altar, …

2 Chronicles 3:14 And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, …

Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast …

Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the middle.

Ephesians 2:13-18 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near …

Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, …

Hebrews 10:19-22 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by …

the earth.

Matthew 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord …

Psalm 18:7,15 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills …

Micah 1:3,4 For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come …

Nahum 1:3-5 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all …

Habakkuk 3:10,13 The mountains saw you, and they trembled: the overflowing of the …

Hebrews 12:25-27 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not …

Revelation 11:13,19 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part …

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