And he said to them, Be not affrighted: You seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here…
When we wander through a graveyard and look at the tombstones, or go into the church and examine the old monuments, we see one heading to them all: "Hic jacet," or "Here lies." Then follows the name, with date of death, and perhaps some praise of the good qualities of the departed. But how totally different is the epitaph on the tomb of Jesus! It is not written in gold, nor cut in stone; it is spoken by the mouth of an angel, and it is the exact reverse of what is put on all other tombs: "He is not here!"
(S. Baring Gould, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.