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John 20:9

    John 20:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For at that time they had no knowledge that the Writings said that he would have to come again from the dead.

    Webster's Revision

    For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

    World English Bible

    For as yet they didn't know the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

    Definitions for John 20:9

    Scripture - That which is written; book; letter.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 20:9

    They knew not the scripture - Viz. Psalm 16:9, Psalm 16:10 : Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell - כי לא תעזב נפשי לשאול ki lo taazob naphshi l'sheol - For thou wilt not abandon my life to the grave, nor suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. It was certainly a reproach to the disciples that they had not understood this prophecy, when our Lord had given them often the most direct information concerning it. Christ had referred to the history of Jonah, Matthew 12:40, which was at once the type and the proof of his own resurrection. However, this ingenuous confession of John, in a matter so dishonorable to himself, is a full proof of his sincerity, and of the truth of his narration.

    Barnes' Notes on John 20:9

    The scripture - See Luke 24:26, Luke 24:46. The sense or meaning of the various predictions that foretold his death, as, for example, Psalm 2:7, compare Acts 13:33; Psalm 16:9-10, compare Acts 2:25-32; Psalm 110:1, compare Acts 2:34-35.

    For an account of the resurrection of Christ, see the notes at Matthew 28.

    Wesley's Notes on John 20:9

    20:9 For as yet - They had no thought of his rising again.