28:1 In 1 the a end of the sabbath, as it b began to dawn
toward the first [day] of the week, came Mary Magdalene and
the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
(1) Christ, having routed death in the tomb, rises by his own
power, as the angel immediately witnesses.
(a) At the going out of the sabbath, that is, about
daybreak after the Roman manner of telling time, which
considers the natural day to be from the rising of the
sun to the next sunrise: and not as the Hebrews, which
count from evening to evening.
(b) When the morning of the first day after the sabbath
began to dawn: and that first day is the same as that
which we now call Sunday, or the Lord's day.
28:3 His c countenance was like lightning, and his raiment
white as snow:
(c) The beams of his eyes, and by the figure of speech
called synecdoche, this is understood as the
28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not
d ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
(d) The word "ye" is spoken with force to indicate that it
was the women to whom he was speaking, as the soldiers
were also afraid.
28:92 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus
met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by
the feet, and worshipped him.
(2) Christ himself appears after his resurrection, and sending
the women to his disciples, shows that he has not forgotten
28:113 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch
came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all
the things that were done.
(3) The more that the sun shines, the more that the wicked are
28:14 And if this e come to the governor's ears, we will
persuade him, and secure you.
(e) For it was to be feared that it would be brought to
the governor's ears.
28:164 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into
a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
(4) Christ appears also to his disciples, whom he makes
28:195 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
f in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
(5) The sum of the apostleship is the proclaiming of the
doctrine received from Christ throughout all the world, and
the ministering of the sacraments: the efficacy of which
things depends not on the minsters but on the Lord.
(f) Calling upon the Name of the Father, the Son, and the
28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you g alway, [even]
unto the end of the world. Amen.
(g) Forever: and this refers to the manner of the presence
of his Spirit, by means of which he makes us partakers
both of himself and of all his benefits, even though
he is absent from us in body.