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Luke 24:36

    Luke 24:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And as they thus spoke, Jesus himself stood in the middle of them, and said to them, Peace be to you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And as they spake these things, he himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And while they were saying these things, he himself was among them, and said to them, Peace be with you!

    Webster's Revision

    And as they spake these things, he himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

    World English Bible

    As they said these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, "Peace be to you."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And as they spake these things, he himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 24:36

    And as they thus spake - While the two disciples who were going to Emmaus were conversing about Christ, he joined himself to their company. Now, while they and the apostles are confirming each other in their belief of his resurrection, Jesus comes in, to remove every doubt, and to give them the fullest evidence of it. And it is ever true that, wherever two or three are gathered together in his name, he is in the midst of them.

    Peace be unto you - The usual salutation among the Jews. May you prosper in body and soul, and enjoy every heavenly and earthly good! See the notes on Matthew 5:9; Matthew 10:12.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 24:36

    Jesus stood in the midst of them - This was when the apostles were assembled, and when they had closed the doors for fear of the Jews, John 20:19. It was this fact, as well as his sudden and unexpected appearance, that alarmed them. The doors were shut, and the suddenness of his appearance led them to suppose they had seen a spirit.

    Peace be unto you - This was a form of salutation among the Hebrews denoting a wish of peace and prosperity. See Genesis 43:23. It was especially appropriate for Jesus, as he had said before his death that he left "his peace" with them as their inheritance John 14:27, and as they were now alarmed and fearful at their state, and trembling for fear of the Jews, John 20:19.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 24:36

    24:36 Jesus stood in the midst of them - It was just as easy to his Divine power to open a door undiscernibly, as it was to come in at a door opened by some other hand. Mr 16:14,19; Joh 20:19.