Matthew 27:64
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English Standard Version
Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.”

King James Bible
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

American Standard Version
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest haply his disciples come and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: and the last error will be worse than the first.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest perhaps his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead; and the last error shall be worse than the first.

English Revised Version
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest haply his disciples come and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: and the last error will be worse than the first.

Webster's Bible Translation
Command therefore that the sepulcher be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error will be worse than the first.

Weymouth New Testament
So give orders for the sepulchre to be securely guarded till the third day, for fear his disciples should come by night and steal the body, and then tell the people that he has come back to life; and so the last imposture will be more serious than the first."

Matthew 27:64 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Error (πλάνη)

Not, as many render, deceit or imposture, referring to πλάνος above; but the error on the people's part. The last error, namely, the false impression that he has risen from the dead, will be worse than the first error - the impression made by his impostures that he was the Messiah.

Matthew 27:64 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and steal.

Matthew 28:13 Saying, Say you, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

so.

Matthew 12:45 Then goes he, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there...

Cross References
Matthew 27:63
and said, "Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, 'After three days I will rise.'

Matthew 27:65
Pilate said to them, "You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can."

1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive,

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