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Matthew 28:17

    Matthew 28:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they saw him, they worshipped him ; but some doubted.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when they saw him they gave him worship: but some were in doubt.

    Webster's Revision

    And when they saw him, they worshipped him ; but some doubted.

    World English Bible

    When they saw him, they bowed down to him, but some doubted.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 28:17

    But some doubted - That is, Thomas only at first doubted. The expression simply intimates, that they did not all believe at that time. See the same form noticed on Matthew 26:8 (note), and Matthew 27:44 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 28:17

    They worshipped him - Paid him honour as the Messiah.

    But some doubted - As, for example, Thomas, John 20:25. The disciples had not expected his resurrection; they were therefore slow to believe. The mention of their doubting shows that they were honest men that they were not easily imposed on that they had not previously agreed to affirm that he had risen - that they were convinced only by the strength of the evidence. Their caution in examining the evidence; their slowness to believe; their firm conviction after all their doubts; and their willingness to show their conviction even by their "death," is most conclusive proof that they were "not" deceived in regard to the fact of his resurrection.