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Luke 23:48

    Luke 23:48 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And all the multitudes that came together to this sight, when they beheld the things that were done, returned smiting their breasts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all the people who had come together to see it, when they saw the things which were done, went back again making signs of grief.

    Webster's Revision

    And all the multitudes that came together to this sight, when they beheld the things that were done, returned smiting their breasts.

    World English Bible

    All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And all the multitudes that came together to this sight, when they beheld the things that were done, returned smiting their breasts.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 23:48

    And all the people - All were deeply affected except the priests, and those whom they had employed to serve their base purposes. The darkness, earthquake, etc., had brought terror and consternation into every heart. How dreadful is the state of those who, in consequence of their long opposition to the grace and truth of God, are at last given up to a reprobate mind!

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 23:48

    The things which were done - The earthquake, the darkness, and the sufferings of Jesus.

    Smote their breasts - In token of alarm, fear, and anguish. They saw the judgments of God; they saw the guilt of the rulers; and they feared the farther displeasure of the Almighty.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 23:48

    23:48 All the people - Who had not been actors therein, returned smiting their breasts - In testimony of sorrow.