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"Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how."
King James Bible
Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
American Standard Version
Pilate said unto them, Ye have a guard: go, make it as'sure as ye can.
Young's Literal Translation
And Pilate said to them, 'Ye have a watch, go away, make secure -- as ye have known;'
Matthew 27:65 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye have a watch - The Jews had a corps of Roman troops, consisting of several companies, as a guard for the temple, Acts 4:1. These companies mounted guard by turns, see Luke 22:4. Some of these companies, which were not then on duty, Pilate gave them leave to employ to watch the tomb.
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Matthew 27:64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."
Matthew 27:66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
Matthew 28:11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.