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Luke 24:37

    Luke 24:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But they were full of fear, being of the opinion that they were seeing a spirit.

    Webster's Revision

    But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit.

    World English Bible

    But they were terrified and filled with fear, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 24:37

    And supposed that they had seen a spirit - But if there be no such thing as a disembodied spirit, would not our Lord have shown them their error? Instead of this, he confirms them in their opinion, by saying, A spirit hath not flesh and bones as you see me have, Luke 24:39; therefore he says, handle me and see me. They probably imagined that it was the soul only of our blessed Lord which they saw; but they were soon fully convinced of the identity of his person, and the reality of his resurrection; for,

    1. They saw his body.

    2. They heard him speak.

    3. They handled him.

    4. They saw him eat a piece of broiled fish and honeycomb, which they gave him.

    In these things it was impossible for them to have been deceived.