John 20:17

“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus saith vnto her, Touch me not: for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but goe to my brethren, and say vnto them, I ascend vnto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus *said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to her, Do not put your hand on me, for I have not gone up to the Father: but go to my brothers and say to them, I go up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus says to her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and [to] my God and your God.
- Darby Bible

Jesus saith to her, Touch me not: for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.
- Webster's Bible

Do not cling to me, said Jesus, "for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But take this message to my brethren: `I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to her, "Don't hold me, for I haven't yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers, and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
- World English Bible

Jhesus seith to hir, Nyle thou touche me, for Y haue not yit stied to my fadir; but go to my britheren, and seie to hem, Y stie to my fadir and to youre fadir, to my God and to youre God.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus saith to her, `Be not touching me, for I have not yet ascended unto my Father; and be going on to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and to your God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 20:17


20:17 Touch me not - Or rather, Do not cling to me (for she held him by the feet,) #Mt 28:9|. Detain me not now. You will have other opportunities of conversing with me. For I am not ascended to my Father - I have not yet left the world. But go immediately to my brethren - Thus does he intimate in the strongest manner the forgiveness of their fault, even without ever mentioning it. These exquisite touches, which every where abound in the evangelical writings, show how perfectly Christ knew our frame. I ascend - He anticipates it in his thoughts, and so speaks of it as a thing already present. To my Father and your Father, to my God and your God - This uncommon expression shows that the only - begotten Son has all kind of fellowship with God. And a fellowship with God the Father, some way resembling his own, he bestows upon his brethren. Yet he does not say, Our God: for no creature can be raised to an equality with him: but my God and your God: intimating that the Father is his in a singular and incommunicable manner; and ours through him, in such a kind as a creature is capable of.


People's Bible Notes for John 20:17


Joh 20:17 Touch me not. She was probably about to clasp his feet. She is told to discharge a higher duty: to go to the brethren with the glad story.

Discussion for John 20

  • Irene123
    Alfred - you, basically, repeated exactly what I said about Mary's not touching Jesus. I guess you read what I said the wrong way ..... ?
  • Bruce
    A lot of cohesion of Yours,My,Everyone's Sins. No cookout in The Lake of Fire,So enjoy Your marshmallows at the next Barbeque. For All: The Call of The Father:John6:44: A TUG on your Heart, ask Forgiveness:1John1:9 / You will be Washed in His Blood:Revelation1:5 /You will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost: Matthew 3:11 / You will be changed: 2Corinthians 5:17. You will know! Impossible not to know.
  • Quintessential
    Lot of cohesion of evil killed jesus if you still have any doubt in your heart that he is your only salvation and true resurrect to eternal tranquility ... then I'll toss you some marshmallows for the long dark camp hades...ya dig?
  • Molly
    I wonder why the Bible doesn't tell us about the many other things done by Jesus during the time between the resurrection and the Ascension? We do know, from the book of James, that Jesus went to preach to the souls in prison -- fulfilling the Scripture "every ear shall hear and every tongue confess"...Perhaps there were others who received direct teaching by Him, as did Saul/Paul.
  • Bruce
    Alfred: Acts 14:22.--- We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. --after that tribulation,the sun shall be darkened--- powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory and then shall he send his angels,---together His elect---.Mark 13:24-27
  • Irene123
    Jn. 20:28 - "And Thomas answered Him and said, "My Lord and my God." Matt. 13:13; Thomas was a Jew, Jesus was a Jew - Deut. 6:4 - The LORD thy GOD .... " (shema).

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