Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate,…
Now they seemed to dance upon Christ's grave, as thinking themselves cock-sure of Him. So did those bloody tyrants of the primitive times make no other reckoning, but to raze out the name of Christ from under heaven. Therefore, also, they did not only constitute laws and proclamations against Christians, but did engrave the same laws in tables of brass, meaning to make all things firm for ever and a day. But He that sat in heaven, and said, "Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion," laughed at them; Jehovah had them in derision. Look how Daniel was innocently condemned, cast into the lions' den, had the door sealed upon him, and, to see to, no hope or means of life was left him; and yet, by God's good providence, he came forth untouched, and was made a greater man than before. So our blessed Saviour was innocently condemned, cast into the grave, sealed up among the dead, and to common judgment left as out of mind; yet early in the morning, at the time appointed by the power of His Deity, He raised Himself from death, and gloriously triumphed over it and hell.
Parallel VersesKJV: Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,