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Luke 24:16

    Luke 24:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But their eyes were held that they should not know him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But their eyes were not open that they might have knowledge of him.

    Webster's Revision

    But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

    World English Bible

    But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

    Definitions for Luke 24:16

    Holden - Held.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 24:16

    Their eyes were holden - It does not appear that there was any thing supernatural here, for the reason why these persons (who were not apostles, see Luke 24:33) did not recollect our Lord is given by Mark, Mark 16:12, who says that Christ appeared to them in another form.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 24:16

    Their eyes were holden - This expression is used merely to denote that they did not "know" who he was. It does not appear that there was anything supernatural or miraculous in it, or that God used any power to blind them. It may easily be accounted for without any such supposition; for,

    1. Jesus appeared "in another form" Mark 16:12 - that is, different from his "usual" appearance.

    2. They were not "expecting" to see him - indeed, they did not suppose that he was alive, and it required the strongest evidence to convince them that he was really risen from the dead.