Mt 28:1
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.

Mt 28:3
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

Mt 28:5
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.

Mt 28:9
28:9 {2} 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

Mt 28:11
28:11 {3} 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

Mt 28:14
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.

Mt 28:16
28:16 {4} 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

Mt 28:19
28:19 {5} Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
      {f} in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
      Holy Spirit:

 (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
         Holy Spirit.

Mt 28:20
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.