Matthew 27:55
New International Version
Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.

New Living Translation
And many women who had come from Galilee with Jesus to care for him were watching from a distance.

English Standard Version
There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,

Berean Study Bible
And many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to minister to Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And many women were there, looking on from afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him--

King James Bible
And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:

New King James Version
And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar,

New American Standard Bible
And many women were there watching from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while caring for Him.

NASB 1995
Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him.

NASB 1977
And many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him,

Amplified Bible
There were also many women there looking on from a distance, who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him.

Christian Standard Bible
Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and looked after him were there, watching from a distance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and ministered to Him were there, looking on from a distance.

American Standard Version
And many women were there beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there were also many women there who had seen from a distance, these who had come after Yeshua from Galilee and had ministered to him.

Contemporary English Version
Many women had come with Jesus from Galilee to be of help to him, and they were there, looking on at a distance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:

English Revised Version
And many women were there beholding from afar, which had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:

Good News Translation
There were many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee and helped him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many women were there watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee and had always supported him.

International Standard Version
Now many women were also there, watching from a distance. They had accompanied Jesus from Galilee and had ministered to him.

Literal Standard Version
And there were there many women beholding from afar, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him,

NET Bible
Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and given him support were also there, watching from a distance.

New Heart English Bible
Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him.

Weymouth New Testament
And there were a number of women there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to His necessities;

World English Bible
Many women were there watching from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, serving him.

Young's Literal Translation
And there were there many women beholding from afar, who did follow Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Death of Jesus
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.” 55And many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to minister to Him. 56Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.…

Cross References
Mark 15:40
And there were also women watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.

Mark 15:41
These women had followed Jesus and ministered to Him while He was in Galilee, and there were many other women who had come up to Jerusalem with Him.

Luke 8:2
as well as some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

Luke 8:3
Joanna the wife of Herod's household manager Chuza, Susanna, and many others. These women were ministering to them out of their own means.

Luke 23:49
But all those who knew Jesus, including the women who had followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance watching these things.

John 19:25
Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother and her sister, as well as Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary Magdalene.


Treasury of Scripture

And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him:

many.

Luke 23:27,28,48,49
And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him…

John 19:25-27
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene…

ministering.

Luke 8:2,3
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, …









(55) Many women were there beholding.--The group was obviously distinct from that of "the daughters of Jerusalem," of Luke 23:28, but was probably identical with that mentioned in Luke 8:2-3, as accompanying our Lord in many of His journeyings.

Verse 55. - Many women. These are mentioned as witnesses of all these events which the apostles are not recorded to have seen. Courageous and loving, they had followed the procession to Calvary, and at a distance watched the woeful proceedings there. Some, we know, had ventured to come closer to their dying Lord (see John 19:25). Which followed (equivalent to had followed) Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him. They had accompanied Jesus on his last journey to the Passover at Jerusalem, tending him during all the time, and of their substance ministering to his wants (Luke 8:3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

many
πολλαὶ (pollai)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

women
γυναῖκες (gynaikes)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

were
Ἦσαν (Ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

there,
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

watching
θεωροῦσαι (theōrousai)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2334: From a derivative of theaomai; to be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (experience) or intensively (acknowledge).

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

a distance.
μακρόθεν (makrothen)
Adverb
Strong's 3113: From a (long) distance, afar. Adverb from makros; from a distance or afar.

[They]
αἵτινες (haitines)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

had followed
ἠκολούθησαν (ēkolouthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 190: To accompany, attend, follow. Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. To accompany.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

Galilee
Γαλιλαίας (Galilaias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1056: Of Hebrew origin; Galiloea, a region of Palestine.

to minister
διακονοῦσαι (diakonousai)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1247: From diakonos; to be an attendant, i.e. Wait upon (figuratively) teacher; technically, to act as a Christian deacon.

to Him.
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.


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