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Luke 24:29

    Luke 24:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to abide with them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But they kept him back, saying, Do not go, for evening is near, the day is almost gone. And he went in with them.

    Webster's Revision

    And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to abide with them.

    World English Bible

    They urged him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over." He went in to stay with them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to abide with them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 24:29

    For it is toward evening - And consequently both inconvenient and unsafe to proceed to another village. Reader! it is probably the eve of thy life, whether thou be old or young: thy day may have already declined, and there is, possibly, but a step between thee and the eternal world! Hath the Lord Jesus taught thee by his word and Spirit to believe in him, that thou mightest be saved? Is he come into thy heart? Hast thou the witness of his Spirit that thy sin is blotted out through his blood? Romans 8:16; Galatians 4:6; 1 John 5:10-12. If thou have not, get thee to God right humbly. Jesus is about to pass by, perhaps for ever! O, constrain him, by earnest faith and prayer, to enter into thy soul, and lodge with thee! May God open Thy eyes! May he stir up and inflame Thy heart!

    And he went in - And so he will to thee, thou penitent soul! Therefore take courage, and be not faithless but believing.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 24:29

    Constrained him - They urged him, or pressingly invited him. They did not yet perceive that it was Jesus, but they had been charmed and delighted with his discourse, and they wished to hear him farther. Christians are delighted with communion with the Saviour. They seek it as the chief object of their desire, and they find their chief pleasure in fellowship with him. The two disciples felt it a privilege to entertain the stranger, as they supposed, who had so charmed them with his discourse; and so those to whom the gospel is preached, and who love it, feel it a privilege, and not a burden, to show kindness to those who bear to them the message of salvation.

    Abide with us - Remain with us, or pass the night in our house.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 24:29

    24:29 They constrained him - By their importunate entreaties.