Matthew 27:56
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New International Version
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

New Living Translation
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James and Joseph), and the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee.

English Standard Version
among whom were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

New American Standard Bible
Among them was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

King James Bible
Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

International Standard Version
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

NET Bible
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
One of them was Maryam Magdalitha and Maryam the mother of Yaqob and of Yose and the mother of those sons of Zebedee.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Among them were Mary from Magdala, Mary (the mother of James and Joseph), and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Jubilee Bible 2000
among whom was Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joses and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

King James 2000 Bible
Among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

American King James Version
Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.

American Standard Version
among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Darby Bible Translation
among whom was Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

English Revised Version
among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

Weymouth New Testament
among them being Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zabdi.

World English Bible
Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

Young's Literal Translation
among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and of Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 56. - The historian mentions the most prominent of these pious women. Mary Magdalene (ἡ Μαγδαληςή, the Magdalene). She was a native of Magdala (Matthew 15:39, where see note), a small village on the shore of Gennesaret. Some have identified her with the sister of Lazarus, chiefly because, taking her to be the "sinner" mentioned in Luke 7:37, she is related to have behaved in a somewhat similar way to our Lord as her namesake. But this is clearly a mistake. Of the two events, the locality, the scene, the occasion, the circumstances, are different. Of this Mary of Magdala we really know nothing, except that out of her Jesus had cast seven devils (Mark 16:9; Luke 8:2). That these were demons of impurity, or that she was the sinful woman who anointed our Lord, there is nothing whatever to prove; though the notion connected with the name Magdalene is so rooted in men's minds and language that it is impossible to eradicate it, however erroneous it may be shown to be. She had probably been one who was melancholy mad, and subject to fits; Christ had seen the spiritual cause of this malady, and removed it by freeing her from demoniacal possession. What wonder is it that she followed him from Galilee, tending him lovingly and anxiously until the end? Mary the mother of James and Joses. Some manuscripts read Joseph; but the Received Text is correct. These two persons are mentioned among our Lord's "brethren" in Matthew 13:55. The former is called "James the Less" (Mark 15:40), and is the apostle of that name. Mary is usually supposed to be the wife of Cleophas (John 19:25), and the sister of the mother of our Lord; so that these two disciples would be Christ's first cousins. The matter is shrouded in difficulty, and cannot be decided with absolute certainty. From the present passage, at any rate, one fact is shown, that they were not Christ's uterine brothers - a truth which needed no mention, were not the dishonouring heresy of Helvidius still rife among us. The mother of Zebedee's children. Salome (Matthew 20:20; Mark 15:40). The rejection of her ambitious petition had not lessened her love and devotion to Christ.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Among which was Mary Magdalene,.... Out of whom Christ had cast out seven devils; and who having received much from him, loved much, which she showed by her zealous and constant attachment to him. She was called Magdalene, either because she was an inhabitant of Magdala, Matthew 15:39, so we read (e) of R. Isaac, of "Magdala", or "Magdalene"; and the rather, because that Magdala was famous, or rather infamous, for whoredom; for which reason the Jews (f) say, it was destroyed: or else she was so called, because she was a "tonstrix", or plaiter of women's hair, as the word signifies (g); and so we often read of Mary, , "the plaiter of women's hair" (h); by whom the Jews seem to design Mary, the mother of Jesus, whom they confound with this Mary Magdalene. Jerom says (i), her name signifies "towered", or "fortified", because of her care and diligence, and the ardour of her faith; and "Migdal", in Hebrew, does signify a tower:

and Mary the mother of James and Joses: the same with the wife of Cleophas, and sister to Mary, the mother of Jesus: instead of Joses, the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions read Joseph: "Jose", in Hebrew, is the same with "Joseph", the last letter being cut off; the Arabic version reads Mary, the mother of James, and the mother of Joses, John 19:25.

And the mother of Zebedee's children: that is, of James and John; her name was Salome, Mark 15:40.

(e) Juchasin, fol. 96. 2.((f) T. Hieros. Taaniot, fol. 69. 1. Echa Rabbati, fol. 52. 4. (g) Maimon. & Bartenora in Misn. Kiddushin, c. 2. sect. 3.((h) T. Bab. Sabbat, fol. 104. 2. Chagiga, fol. 4. 2. & Sanhedrin, fol. 67. 1.((i) Ad Principiam, Tom. l. fol. 41.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

56. Among which was Mary Magdalene—(See on [1380]Lu 8:2).

and Mary the mother of James and Joses—the wife of Cleophas, or rather Clopas, and sister of the Virgin (Joh 19:25). See on [1381]Mt 13:55,56.

and the mother of Zebedee's children—that is, Salome: compare Mr 15:40. All this about the women is mentioned for the sake of what is afterwards to be related of their purchasing spices to anoint their Lord's body.

The Taking Down from the Cross and the Burial (Mt 27:57-60).

For the exposition of this portion, see on [1382]Joh 19:38-42.

The Women Mark the Sacred Spot that They Might Recognize It on Coming Thither to Anoint the Body (Mt 27:61).

Matthew 27:56 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Death of Jesus
55Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him. 56Among them was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
Cross References
Matthew 20:20
Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.

Matthew 27:61
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

Matthew 28:1
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

Mark 15:40
Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome.

Mark 15:47
Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid.

Mark 16:9
When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.

Luke 8:2
and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;

Luke 24:10
It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.

John 19:25
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

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.

John 20:18
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: "I have seen the Lord!" And she told them that he had said these things to her.
Treasury of Scripture

Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.

Mary Magdalene.

Matthew 27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against …

Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day …

Mark 15:40,41 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, …

Mark 16:1,9 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother …

Luke 24:10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and …

John 20:1,18 The first day of the week comes Mary Magdalene early, when it was …

Mary the.

Mark 15:47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother …

John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's …

James.

Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and …

Mark 15:40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, …

Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother …

the mother.

Matthew 20:20,21 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping …

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