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Guard at the tomb

Pilate sends soldiers to guard the tomb.
Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph saw where the body was placed. The women who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how His body was laid in it. – Slide 1
Then they returned and prepared aromatic spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath day they rested according to the command. – Slide 2
The chief priests and the Pharisees assembled before Pilate and said, ‘Sir, we remember that while that deceiver was still alive, He said, ‘After three days I will rise again. So give orders to seal the tomb until after the third day.’ – Slide 3
‘Otherwise His disciples might come and steal the body and say to the people, “He has been raised from the dead. The last deception will be worse than the first.”’ – Slide 4
Pilate said to them, ‘Take a guard of soldiers and make it as secure as you can.’ – Slide 5
So they went with the soldiers of the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone. – Slide 6
A free downloadable video of this story is available in several resolutions and in many languages from www.gnpi.org/media/the-global-gospel. – Slide 7