Matthew 27:53
New International Version
They came out of the tombs after Jesus' resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

New Living Translation
They left the cemetery after Jesus' resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people.

English Standard Version
and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

Berean Study Bible
After Jesus’ resurrection, when they had come out of the tombs, they entered the holy city and appeared to many people.

Berean Literal Bible
And having gone forth out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.

New American Standard Bible
and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.

King James Bible
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Christian Standard Bible
And they came out of the tombs after his resurrection, entered the holy city, and appeared to many.

Contemporary English Version
They left their graves, and after Jesus had risen to life, they went into the holy city, where they were seen by many people.

Good News Translation
They left the graves, and after Jesus rose from death, they went into the Holy City, where many people saw them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they came out of the tombs after His resurrection, entered the holy city, and appeared to many.

International Standard Version
After his resurrection, they came out of their tombs, went into the Holy City, and appeared to many people.

NET Bible
(They came out of the tombs after his resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.)

New Heart English Bible
and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they came out, and after his resurrection, they entered the Holy City, and they appeared to many.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They came out of the tombs after he had come back to life, and they went into the holy city where they appeared to many people.

New American Standard 1977
and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and came out of the graves after his resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared unto many.

King James 2000 Bible
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

American King James Version
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many.

American Standard Version
and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many.

Darby Bible Translation
and going out of the tombs after his arising, entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.

English Revised Version
and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.

Webster's Bible Translation
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many.

Weymouth New Testament
And coming out of their tombs after Christ's resurrection they entered the holy city and showed themselves to many.

World English Bible
and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.

Young's Literal Translation
and having come forth out of the tombs after his rising, they went into the holy city, and appeared to many.
Study Bible
The Death of Jesus
52The tombs broke open, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. 53After Jesus’ resurrection, when they had come out of the tombs, they entered the holy city and appeared to many people. 54When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified and said, “Truly this was the Son of God.”…
Cross References
Matthew 4:5
Then the devil took Him to the holy city and set Him on the pinnacle of the temple.

Revelation 11:2
But exclude the courtyard outside the temple. Do not measure it, because it has been given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for 42 months.

Treasury of Scripture

And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared to many.

holy.

Matthew 4:5
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

Nehemiah 11:1
And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.

Isaiah 48:2
For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.







Lexicon
After
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

[Jesus’]
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

resurrection,
ἔγερσιν (egersin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1454: A waking up, resurrection. From egeiro; a resurgence.

when they had come
ἐξελθόντες (exelthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

out of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

tombs,
μνημείων (mnēmeiōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3419: A tomb, sepulcher, monument. From mneme; a remembrance, i.e. Cenotaph.

they entered
εἰσῆλθον (eisēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

holy
ἁγίαν (hagian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

city
πόλιν (polin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

appeared
ἐνεφανίσθησαν (enephanisthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1718: To make visible (manifest); hence: I report (inform) against; pass: I appear before. From emphanes; to exhibit or disclose.

to many [people].
πολλοῖς (pollois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.
Verse 53. - Came out of (ἐξελθόντες) the graves after his resurrection. The masculine participle, not agreeing with "bodies" (σώματα), denotes the personality of the bodies of the saints, that these arose perfect in soul and body. They could not rise before Christ rose. "Christ the firstfruits, afterwards they that are Christ's." Ewald and others have understood "after his resurrection" to mean "after he raised them from the dead." But the language is against such an interpretation, and there can be no reasonable doubt that the words refer to Christ's own resurrection. If it be contended that the word used, ἔγερσις, is active in sense, we may reply that, granting this, it merely emphasizes Christ's voluntary action in raising himself. As was said above, St. Matthew anticipates the regular sequence of events in order to complete at one view his accounts of the portents that attended the death and resurrection of Christ. The holy city. Jerusalem, as in ch. 4:5. The guilty Jerusalem is still the holy city, as retaining the temple, with its services, the ministry, the Scriptures. Some would understand the heavenly Jerusalem, into which these spiritual bodies entered; but the context is wholly against such an exposition. Appeared unto many. They were permitted to show themselves openly in their well known forms to pious relations and friends, as witnesses and proofs of the resurrection. If they had already gone to heaven, they could not have thus appeared. It may he right to add that many of the Fathers and modern commentators hold that these resuscitated saints were those to whom Christ preached (1 Peter 3:19) when he descended into hell, and that they accompanied him into glory when he ascended into heaven. 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.
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