Matthew 28:5
New International Version
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

New Living Translation
Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

English Standard Version
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

Berean Standard Bible
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

Berean Literal Bible
And the angel answering said to the women, "Fear not; for I know that you seek Jesus, the One having been crucified.

King James Bible
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

New King James Version
But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

New American Standard Bible
And the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.

NASB 1995
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.

NASB 1977
And the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.

Amplified Bible
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.

Christian Standard Bible
The angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.

American Standard Version
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, who hath been crucified.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are seeking Yeshua, who was crucified.”

Contemporary English Version
The angel said to the women, "Don't be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was nailed to a cross.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

Good News Translation
The angel spoke to the women. "You must not be afraid," he said. "I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

International Standard Version
Responding to the women, the angel said, "Stop being frightened! I know you're looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

Literal Standard Version
And the messenger answering said to the women, “Do not fear, for I have known that you seek Jesus who has been crucified;

New American Bible
Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified.

NET Bible
But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

New Revised Standard Version
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.

New Heart English Bible
The angel answered the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified.

Weymouth New Testament
But the angel said to the women, "As for you, dismiss your fears. I know that it is Jesus that you are looking for--the crucified One.

World English Bible
The angel answered the women, "Don't be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified.

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger answering said to the women, 'Fear not ye, for I have known that Jesus, who hath been crucified, ye seek;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Resurrection
4The guards trembled in fear of him and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; He has risen, just as He said! Come, see the place where He lay.…

Cross References
Matthew 14:27
But Jesus spoke up at once: "Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid."

Matthew 28:4
The guards trembled in fear of him and became like dead men.

Matthew 28:10
"Do not be afraid," said Jesus. "Go and tell My brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see Me."

Acts 2:24
But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches.

Revelation 1:17
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. But He placed His right hand on me and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last,


Treasury of Scripture

And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus, which was crucified.

Fear.

Isaiah 35:4
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

Isaiah 41:10,14
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness…

Daniel 10:12,19
Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words…

ye seek.

Psalm 105:3,4
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD…

Luke 24:5
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

John 20:13-15
And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him…











(5) The angel answered and said. . . .--We do not read of any words as spoken by the women, but the words which they now heard were an answer to their unuttered questionings and fears. The bright one on whom they gazed knew their distress and amazement at the sight of the emptied sepulchre, and told them that there was no cause for fear.

Verse 5. - The angel answered and said. The women arrived probably while the guards were lying unconscious on the ground. They saw them, and they saw the angel rotting on the stone, or, according to St. Mark, "a young man sitting on the right side, arrayed in a white robe;" St. Luke says that "two men stood by them in dazzling apparel," i.e. first one had shown himself, and then another. Doubtless innumerable angels were thronging around, and one or more became visible to certain persons as they were capable of receiving spiritual impressions, or as these spirits were directed to show themselves. The women spake not, were too affrighted to ask questions; but their amazed look, their blank surprise, were themselves interrogative, and the angel replied to their inward emotion. Fear not ye (ὑμεῖς, emphatic). The soldiers have cause to fear; they are the enemies of the Lord; but ye are his friends, and need feel no alarm. Ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. Ye are seeking him, to do honour to his body; I know your pious intention, but it is useless. The angel shrinks not from the mention of Christ's shameful death, which is now his glory, "the power of God and the wisdom of God" (1 Corinthians 1:23, 24). "It was the good pleasure of the Father . .. through him to reconcile all things unto himself, having made peace through the blood of his cross... whether things upon the earth, or things in the heavens" (Colossians 1:19, 20). The crucifixion "was not simply a temporary incident in the life of Christ. It is an eternal principle in his kingdom" (Milligan).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

angel
ἄγγελος (angelos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

said
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to the
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

“{Do} not
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be afraid,
φοβεῖσθε (phobeisthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I know
οἶδα (oida)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

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

are looking for
ζητεῖτε (zēteite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

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

who
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative 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.

was crucified.
ἐσταυρωμένον (estaurōmenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4717: From stauros; to impale on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish passion or selfishness.


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