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.
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;
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;
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.
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;
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The veil of the temple
According to the Rabbis this was a handbreadth in thickness, and woven of seventy-two twisted plaits, each plait consisting of twenty-four threads. It was sixty feet long and thirty wide. Two of them were made every year, and according to the exaggerated language of the time it needed three hundred priests to manipulate it. This veil was the one which covered the entrance to the holy of holies, and not, as has been asserted, the veil which hung before the main entrance to the sanctuary. The holy of holies contained only a large stone, on which the high-priest sprinkled the blood on the day of atonement, occupying the place where the ark with the mercy-seat had stood.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"And you shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen. It shall be made with cherubim skillfully worked into it.
When the camp is to set out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and take down the veil of the screen and cover the ark of the testimony with it.
When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent!"
Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most Holy Place,
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