Matthew 27:36

“And sitting down they watched him there;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And sitting downe, they watched him there:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And sitting down, they {began} to keep watch over Him there.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they sat and watched him there.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they were seated there watching him.
- Basic English Bible

And sitting down, they kept guard over him there.
- Darby Bible

And sitting down, they watched him there:
- Webster's Bible

and sat down there on guard.
- Weymouth Bible

and they sat and watched him there.
- World English Bible

And thei seten, and kepten him;
- Wycliffe Bible

and sitting down, they were watching him there,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:36

27:34 They gave him vinegar mingled with gall - Out of derision: which, however nauseous, he received and tasted of. St. Mark mentions also a different mixture which was given him, Wine mingled with myrrh: such as it was customary to give to dying criminals, to make them less sensible of their sufferings: but this our Lord refused to taste, determining to bear the full force of his pains.

27:35 They parted his garments - This was the custom of the Romans. The soldiers performed the office of executioners, and divided among them the spoils of the criminals. My vesture - That is, my inner garment. #Psalm 22:18|.

27:38 #Mark 15:27|; Luke 23:32.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:36

Mt 27:36 And sitting down they watched him there. It was their duty to remain by the cross until the execution was ended by death.

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