Now on the next day, which was on the Sabbath day… after the Preparation Day, they rested according to the commandment.
The chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate, saying, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ Command, therefore, that the tomb be made secure until the third day… lest perhaps his disciples come at night and steal him away… and tell the people, ‘He is risen from the dead.’ And, the last deception will be worse than the first.” Pilate said to them, “You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can.” So, they went with the guard and made the tomb secure… sealing the stone.
Source Text Prioritization:
- Matthew 27:62-66
- Luke 23:56b