Matthew 28:2
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New International Version
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.

New Living Translation
Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.

English Standard Version
And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

Berean Study Bible
Suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, rolled away the stone, and sat on it.

Berean Literal Bible
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, having descended out of heaven and having come, rolled away the stone and was sitting upon it.

New American Standard Bible
And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

King James Bible
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it.

International Standard Version
Suddenly, there was a powerful earthquake, because an angel of the Lord had come down from heaven, approached the stone, rolled it away, and was sitting on top of it.

NET Bible
Suddenly there was a severe earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descending from heaven came and rolled away the stone and sat on it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And behold there was a great earthquake, for The Angel of THE LORD JEHOVAH descended from Heaven, and he came, he rolled the stone from the entrance and sat upon it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Suddenly, there was a powerful earthquake. An angel of the Lord had come down from heaven, rolled the stone away, and was sitting on it.

New American Standard 1977
And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And, behold, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it.

King James 2000 Bible
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

American King James Version
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.

American Standard Version
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.

Darby Bible Translation
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of [the] Lord, descending out of heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

English Revised Version
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

Weymouth New Testament
But to their amazement there had been a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord had descended from Heaven, and had come and rolled back the stone, and was sitting upon it.

World English Bible
Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.

Young's Literal Translation
and lo, there came a great earthquake, for a messenger of the Lord, having come down out of heaven, having come, did roll away the stone from the door, and was sitting upon it,
Study Bible
The Resurrection
1After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2Suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, rolled away the stone, and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.…
Word Study

And, even, also, namely.

See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

Large, great, in the widest sense.

earthquake;
seismos (N-NMS)
A shaking (as an earthquake); a storm. From seio; a commotion, i.e. a gale, an earthquake.

For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

From aggello; a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor.

of [the] Lord,
Kyriou (N-GMS)
Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

having descended
katabas (V-APA-NMS)
To go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend. From kata and the base of basis; to descend.

out of
ex (Prep)
From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

And, even, also, namely.

From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

To roll away. From apo and kulioo; to roll away.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building. Apparently a primary word; a stone.

And, even, also, namely.

To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

From epi and ano; up above, i.e. Over or on.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
28:1-8 Christ rose the third day after his death; that was the time he had often spoken of. On the first day of the first week God commanded the light to shine out of darkness. On this day did He who is the Light of the world, shine out of the darkness of the grave; and this day is from henceforward often mentioned in the New Testament, as the day which Christians religiously observed in solemn assemblies, to the honour of Christ. Our Lord Jesus could have rolled back the stone by his own power, but he chose to have it done by an angel. The resurrection of Christ, as it is the joy of his friends, so it is the terror and confusion of his enemies. The angel encouraged the women against their fears. Let the sinners in Zion be afraid. Fear not ye, for his resurrection will be your consolation. Our communion with him must be spiritual, by faith in his word. When we are ready to make this world our home, and to say, It is good to be here, then let us remember our Lord Jesus is not here, he is risen; therefore let our hearts rise, and seek the things that are above. He is risen, as he said. Let us never think that strange which the word of Christ has told us to expect; whether the sufferings of this present time, or the glory that is to be revealed. It may have a good effect upon us, by faith to view the place where the Lord lay. Go quickly. It was good to be there, but the servants of God have other work appointed. Public usefulness must be chosen before the pleasure of secret communion with God. Tell the disciples, that they may be comforted under their present sorrows. Christ knows where his disciples dwell, and will visit them. Even to those at a distance from the plenty of the means of grace, he will graciously manifest himself. The fear and the joy together quickened their pace. The disciples of Christ should be forward to make known to each other their experiences of communion with their Lord; and should tell others what God has done for their souls.
Cross References
Matthew 27:60
and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut into the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away.

Matthew 27:66
So they went and secured the tomb by sealing the stone and posting the guard.

Mark 16:4
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, even though it was extremely large.

Luke 24:4
While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them.

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 20:12
and she saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and the other at the feet.

Acts 5:19
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out, saying,
Treasury of Scripture

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there.

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Acts 16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations …

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was. or, had been. for.

Mark 16:3-5 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone …

Luke 24:2-5 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher…

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