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Matthew 17:23

    Matthew 17:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised up. And they were exceeding sorry.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they will put him to death, and the third day he will come again from the dead. And they were very sad.

    Webster's Revision

    and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised up. And they were exceeding sorry.

    World English Bible

    and they will kill him, and the third day he will be raised up." They were exceedingly sorry.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised up. And they were exceeding sorry.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 17:23

    They were exceeding sorry - Since the conversation on the mount, with Moses and Elijah; Peter, James, and John could have no doubt that their Lord and Master must suffer, and that it was for this end he came into the world; but, while they submitted to the counsel of God, their affection for him caused them to feel exquisite distress.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 17:23

    And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again - See Matthew 12:40. Mark and Luke add that they understood not that saying, and it was hid from them, and they were afraid to ask him. The reasons of this may have been,

    1. They were strongly attached to him, and were exceedingly sorry (Matthew) at any intimation that he was soon to leave them. They learned with great slowness and reluctance, therefore, that he was to be treated in this manner.

    2. They were not willing to believe it. They knew that he was the Messiah, but they supposed that he was to be a distinguished prince, and was to restore the kingdom to Israel, Acts 1:6. But to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies, and be put to death, appeared to them to be frustrating all these expectations.

    3. Though what he said was plain enough, yet they did not understand it; they could not see how he could be the Messiah, and yet be put to death in this manner; nor did they understand it fully until after the resurrection.