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Luke 24:31

    Luke 24:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And then their eyes were open, and they had knowledge of him, but he went from their view.

    Webster's Revision

    And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

    World English Bible

    Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 24:31

    Their eyes were opened - But we are not to imagine that he administered the holy eucharist at this time; there is not the most distant evidence of this. It was a mere family meal, and ended before it was well begun.

    They knew him - His acting as father of the family, in taking, blessing, and distributing the bread among them, caused them to recollect those lips which they had often heard speak, and those hands by which they had often been fed. Perhaps he also threw off the disguise which he had before assumed; and now appeared in his own person.

    He vanished out of their sight - Probably, during their surprise, he took the opportunity of withdrawing from the place; leaving them to reflect and meditate on what they had heard and seen.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 24:31

    Their eyes were opened - The obscurity was removed. They saw him to be the Messiah. Their doubts were gone, and they saw clearly that he was risen, and was truly, as they had long hoped, the Saviour of people. It is not meant that they were before "blind," but that they did not know until then who he was.

    He vanished out of their sight - He suddenly departed. It does not appear that there was anything miraculous in this, but, during their surprise, he took the opportunity suddenly to withdraw from them.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 24:31

    24:31 Their eyes were opened - That is, the supernatural cloud was removed: And he vanished - Went away insensibly.