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Early Saturday morning, therefore, the chief priests and the Pharisees broke the Sabbath and presented themselves to Pilate saying, “This deceiver while yet alive said ‘I am to rise again after three days.’ Give orders then that his tomb shall be securely guarded until the third day, or perhaps his disciples will come and steal him away. And they could then say to the people, he has risen from the dead. This last deceit would be more dangerous than the others.” But Pilate was in no mood to see this group. He had made his own official investigation. Christ was dead. He would not submit to the absurdity of using Caesar’s armies to guard a dead Jew.