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Luke 24:52

    Luke 24:52 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they gave him worship and went back to Jerusalem with great joy.

    Webster's Revision

    And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

    World English Bible

    They worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 24:52

    They worshipped him - Let it be observed that this worship was not given by way of civil respect, for it was after he was parted from them, and carried back into heaven, that they offered it to him; but acts of civil respect are always performed in the presence of the person. They adored him as their God, and were certainly too much enlightened to be capable of any species of idolatry.

    Returned to Jerusalem with great joy - Having the fullest proof that Jesus was the promised Messiah; and that they had a full commission to preach repentance and remission of sin to mankind, and that they should be Divinely qualified for this great work by receiving the promise of the Father, Luke 24:49.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 24:52

    They worshipped him - The word "worship" does not "always" denote religious homage. See the notes at Matthew 2:11. Compare Luke 14:10. But here it is to be remarked,

    1. That they offered this worship to an "absent" Saviour. It was "after" he left them and had vanished out of their sight. It was, therefore, an act of religion, and was the "first" religious homage that was paid to Jesus after he had left the world.

    2. If "they" worshipped an absent Saviour - a Saviour unseen by the bodily eye, it is right for "us" to do it. It was an example which we "may and should" follow.

    3. If worship may be rendered to Jesus, he is divine. See Exodus 20:4-5.