The Guard at the Tomb
27:62 The 1 next day (which is after the day of preparation) the chief priests and the Pharisees 2 assembled before Pilate 27:63 and said, “Sir, we remember that while that deceiver was still alive he said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 27:64 So give orders to secure the tomb until the third day. Otherwise his disciples may come and steal his body 3 and say to the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.” 27:65 Pilate said to them, “Take 4 a guard of soldiers. Go and make it as secure as you can.” 27:66 So 5 they went with the soldiers 6 of the guard and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone.
28:11 He reached a certain place 1 where he decided to camp because the sun had gone down. 2 He took one of the stones 3 and placed it near his head. 4 Then he fell asleep 5 in that place 28:12 and had a dream. 6 He saw 7 a stairway 8 erected on the earth with its top reaching to the heavens. The angels of God were going up and coming down it 28:13 and the Lord stood at its top. He said, “I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father Isaac. 9 I will give you and your descendants the ground 10 you are lying on. 28:14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, 11 and you will spread out 12 to the west, east, north, and south. All the families of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another 13 using your name and that of your descendants. 14 28:15 I am with you! 15 I will protect you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you!”