Matthew 28:14
New International Version
If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”

New Living Translation
If the governor hears about it, we’ll stand up for you so you won’t get in trouble.”

English Standard Version
And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”

Berean Study Bible
If this report reaches the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”

Berean Literal Bible
And if this is heard by the governor, we will persuade him and will keep you out of trouble."

King James Bible
And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

New King James Version
And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease him and make you secure.”

New American Standard Bible
And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease him and keep you out of trouble.”

NASB 1995
“And if this should come to the governor’s ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble.”

NASB 1977
“And if this should come to the governor’s ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble.”

Amplified Bible
And if the governor (Pilate) hears about it, we will calm him down and keep you out of trouble.”

Christian Standard Bible
If this reaches the governor’s ears, we will deal with him and keep you out of trouble.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If this reaches the governor’s ears, we will deal with him and keep you out of trouble.”

American Standard Version
And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and rid you of care.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if this should be reported before the Governor, we will persuade him, and we will relieve your concerns.”

Contemporary English Version
If the governor hears about this, we will talk to him. You won't have anything to worry about."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if the governor shall hear this, we will persuade him, and secure you.

English Revised Version
And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and rid you of care.

Good News Translation
And if the Governor should hear of this, we will convince him that you are innocent, and you will have nothing to worry about."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[They added,] "If the governor hears about it, we'll take care of it, and you'll have nothing to worry about."

International Standard Version
If this is reported to the governor, we'll personally persuade him to keep you out of trouble."

Literal Standard Version
and if this is heard by the governor, we will persuade him, and you keep free from anxiety.”

NET Bible
If this matter is heard before the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble."

New Heart English Bible
If this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry."

Weymouth New Testament
"And if this," they added, "is reported to the Governor, we will satisfy him and screen you from punishment."

World English Bible
If this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry."

Young's Literal Translation
and if this be heard by the governor, we will persuade him, and you keep free from anxiety.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Report of the Guards
13and instructed them: “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.’ 14 If this report reaches the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15So the guards took the money and did as they were instructed. And this account has been circulated among the Jews to this very day.…

Cross References
Matthew 27:2
They bound Him, led Him away, and handed Him over to Pilate the governor.

Matthew 28:13
and instructed them: "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.'


Treasury of Scripture

And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

we.

Acts 12:19
And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.









Verse 14. - And if this come to the governor's ears; if this be heard before the governor; i.e. if the matter be brought officially before the procurator. For a Roman soldier to sleep on his post was to incur the penalty of death. Pilate would not be likely to hear of what had taken place, as vulgar rumours were not encouraged by his stern and unsympathizing attitude towards the Jewish people, but it was just possible that some officious person might bring the report before him, and ask him to take measures to ascertain the truth, and, if necessary, to punish the delinquents. We (ἡμεῖς, emphatic) will persuade him. Such persuasion usually took the form of bribery, Roman officials being notoriously venal (comp. Acts 24:26); but perhaps the rulers intended to make him believe that the story was not true, but merely a ruse to keep the populace quiet. The soldiers must have fully believed in the Sanhedrists' assertion, or they would never have imperilled their lives by promulgating such a condemnatory tale. Secure you; rid you of care. They promise the guard indemnity and freedom from all penal consequences. Pilate, however, later learned the great fact of Christ's resurrection, and though, as far as we know, he took no steps towards punishing the guard (being probably convinced of its supernatural occurrence), yet, according to a fragment of Hegesippus, and Eusebius, 'Chronic.,' 2:2, he sent an account of the matter to Tiberius, who, in consequence, endeavoured to make the senate pass a decree enrolling Jesus in the list of Roman gods. This fact is attested by Tertullian ('Apolog.,' 5.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

this [report]
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

reaches
ἀκουσθῇ (akousthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

governor,
ἡγεμόνος (hēgemonos)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2232: From hegeomai; a leader, i.e. Chief person of a province.

we
ἡμεῖς (hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

will satisfy
πείσομεν (peisomen)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 3982: A primary verb; to convince; by analogy, to pacify or conciliate; reflexively or passively, to assent, to rely.

him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

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

keep
ποιήσομεν (poiēsomen)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

out of trouble.”
ἀμερίμνους (amerimnous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 275: Free from anxiety (though anxiety is rather too strong a word) or care. Not anxious.


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