Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed to the chief priests all the things that were done.…
For indeed this text is a mere romaney, as arrant a Jewish fable as ever was told; a conspiracy so full of rotten fictions that nothing is true in it all, but that it is a conspiracy, that it is a fiction.
I. Then we must bolt out the confederates.
II. The way of confederacy is by putting a forged tale in the soldiers' mouths.
III. The plot is collaterally against the disciples for being breakers-up of graves and robbers of the dead.
IV. The main intended contrivance was to discredit the true doctrine of our Saviour's resurrection.
V. Handle the improbability of all, of what contradictions the plot consists, never to be pieced together.
Parallel VersesKJV: Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.