Now on the next day, the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate, 63
and said, Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, After three days I am to
rise again. 64
Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, He has risen from the dead, and the last deception will be worse than the first. 65
Pilate said to them, You have a guard; go, make it as
secure as you know how. 66
And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.
Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes.
And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.