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Luke 18:34

    Luke 18:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hid from them, and they perceived not the things that were said.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But they did not take in the sense of any of these words, and what he said was not clear to them, and their minds were not able to see it.

    Webster's Revision

    And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hid from them, and they perceived not the things that were said.

    World English Bible

    They understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they didn't understand the things that were said.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hid from them, and they perceived not the things that were said.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 18:34

    They understood none of these things - Notwithstanding all the information which Christ had given them concerning this awful subject, they could not as yet fully comprehend how the Messiah should suffer; or how their Master, whose power they knew was unlimited, should permit the Jews and Gentiles to torment and slay him as he here intimates they would.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 18:34

    Understood none of these things - Though they were "plainly" revealed, yet such were their prejudices and their unwillingness to believe them that they did not understand them. They expected that he would be a temporal prince and a conqueror, and they were not "willing" to believe that he would be delivered into the hands of his enemies. They did not see how that could be consistent with the prophecies. To us now these things appear plain, and we may, hence, learn that those things which to us appear most mysterious may yet appear perfectly plain; and we should learn to trust in God, and "believe" just what he has spoken. See Matthew 16:21; Matthew 17:23.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 18:34

    18:34 They understood none of these things - The literal meaning they could not but understand. But as they could not reconcile this to their preconceived opinion of the Messiah, they were utterly at a loss in what parabolical or figurative sense to take what he said concerning his sufferings; having their thoughts still taken up with the temporal kingdom.