Luke 24:37

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But they were terrified, and afrighted, and supposed that they had seene a spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But they were full of fear, being of the opinion that they were seeing a spirit.
- Basic English Bible

But they, being confounded and being frightened, supposed they beheld a spirit.
- Darby Bible

But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Startled, and in the utmost alarm, they thought they were looking at a spirit;
- Weymouth Bible

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

But thei weren affraied and agast, and gessiden hem to se a spirit.
- Wycliffe Bible

and being amazed, and becoming affrighted, they were thinking themselves to see a spirit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Luke 24:37

  • Other than the ones Jesus raised from the dead this was the first resurrection that ever occurred. Those he raised from the dead would ultimately die again. In Jesus case he died once for all. He rose in bodily form. He ate with them, they handled him. He was flesh and bone. A definition of a spirit must be that it doesn 't have flesh and bone. Luke says they were terrified and frightened, well I guess I would have been too.
  • Chuck huckabee for verse 37
    the scripture in some places uses the word "ghost" and in others the word "spirit". Are ghosts real?
  • CHEMARIN for verse 37
    Hello

    what is for the disciples a spirit ?

    one angel ?

    good angel or bad ?

    one ghost ?

    And for Jesus, what do he think when he say: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have,
    what is a spirit for Jesus ?
    an angel or a ghost

    And for you, what is a spirit in this case?

    thank you to give me perhaps an answer!

    Bernard

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