They made sure by sealing the tomb, Matthew 27:62-66

Those Jewish leaders who were against Jesus sealed the tomb so His body could not be stolen.

They also place a guard so the body could not be stolen.

What disciples found out later was the way Jesus rose from the tomb.

The power of God made sure that His Son, Jesus, rose from the dead at the appointed time.

Background Reading:

The Guards at the Tomb Secure it

27:62 The following day (that is, after the Day of Preparation), the high priests and Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63 and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said while he was still alive, ‘I will be raised after three days.’ 64 Therefore, order the tomb to be secured until the third day, or his disciples may go and steal him and then tell the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead.’ Then the last deception would be worse than the first one.”

65 Pilate told them, “You have a military guard. Go and make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and secured the tomb by putting a seal on the stone in the presence of the guards.
Matthew 27:62-66

More Information:

A cord was stretched across the stone and an official seal with clay was fastened at each end so it could be detected if the grave stone was moved.


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