Luke 24:1
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New International Version
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.

New Living Translation
But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.

English Standard Version
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.

Berean Study Bible
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared.

Berean Literal Bible
But the first day of the week, very early morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices that they had prepared,

New American Standard Bible
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.

King James Bible
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared.

International Standard Version
But at early dawn on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.

NET Bible
Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices they had prepared.

New Heart English Bible
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But on Sunday morning, while it was dark, they came to the tomb and they brought the spices that they had prepared, and there were other women with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb. They were carrying the spices that they had prepared.

New American Standard 1977
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now upon the first of the sabbaths, very early in the morning they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

King James 2000 Bible
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others came with them.

American King James Version
Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

American Standard Version
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Darby Bible Translation
But on the morrow of the sabbath, very early indeed in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the aromatic spices which they had prepared.

English Revised Version
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

Weymouth New Testament
And, on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices they had prepared.

World English Bible
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they and some others came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Young's Literal Translation
And on the first of the sabbaths, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bearing the spices they made ready, and certain others with them,
Study Bible
The Resurrection
1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,…
Cross References
Matthew 28:1
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.

Mark 16:1
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so they could go and anoint Jesus' body.

Luke 23:56
Then they returned to prepare spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

Luke 24:2
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,

Luke 24:22
Furthermore, some of our women amazed us. They were at the tomb early this morning,

John 20:1
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.
Treasury of Scripture

Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

upon.

Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day …

Mark 16:1,2 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother …

John 20:1,2 The first day of the week comes Mary Magdalene early, when it was …

they came.

Luke 24:10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and …

Luke 8:2,3 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, …

Luke 23:55,56 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, …

Matthew 27:55,56 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus …

Mark 15:40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, …

XXIV.

(1-8) Now upon the first day of the week.--See Notes on Matthew 28:1-4; Mark 16:1-4.

Very early in the morning.--The original has a more poetic form "in the deep dawn," agreeing with "while it was yet dark." The last clause, "certain others with them," is not found in the best MSS., and may have been inserted by transcribers to bring in the second group, who are named in the other Gospels, but not in this.

Verses 1-49. - THE RESURRECTION. All the four evangelists give an account of the Resurrection. None of the four, however, attempt to give a history of it simply from a human point of sight. Each Gospel probably reproduces the special points dwelt on in certain great centres of Christian teaching, in what we should now term different schools of thought. (Attempts have been made by theological scholars to classify these as Jewish, Gentile, Greek, Roman; but only with indifferent success). The teaching which St. Matthew's Gospel represents, evidently in the Resurrection preaching dwelt with peculiar insistence on the great Galilaean appearance of the Risen. St. Luke confines himself exclusively to the appearance, in Judaea. St. John chooses for his Resurrection instruction scenes which had for their theatre both Galilee and Judaea. St. John, as his central or most detailed piece of teaching, dwells on a fishing scene on Gennesaret, the actors being the well-known inner circle of the apostles. While St. Luke chooses for his detailed Resurrection narrative a high-road in a Jerusalem suburb; and for actors, two devoted, but historically unknown, disciples. Then there is no question of discrepancies in this portion of the great history. It is not easy to frame a perfectly satisfactory harmony of all the events related by the four, after the Lord had risen; for, in fact, we possess no detailed account or history of what took place in that eventful period in presence of the disciples. We simply have memoranda of eye-witnesses of certain incidents connected with the Resurrection selected by the great first teachers as specially adapted to their own preaching and instruction. The events of the first Easter Day have Been tabulated by Professor Westcott, in what he terms a provisional arrangement, as follows: - APPROX. TIME. Very early on Sunday

The Resurrection, followed by the earthquake, the descent of the angel, the opening of the tomb (Matthew 28:2-4). 5 a.m....

Mary Magdalene, Mary the [mother] of James and Salome, probably with others, start for the sepulchre in the twilight. Mary Magdalene goes before the others, and returns at once to Peter and John (John 20:1, etc.), 5:30 a.m....

Her companions reach the sepulchre when the sun had risen (Mark 16:2). A vision of an angel. Message to the disciples (Matthew 28:5, etc,; Mark 16:5, etc.). 6 a.m....

Another party, among whom is Joanna, come a little later, but still in the early morning (Luke 24:1, etc.; comp. Mark 16:1, note). A vision of "two young men." Words of comfort and instruction (Luke 24:4, etc.). 6:30 a.m....

The visit of Peter and John (John 20:3-10). A vision of two angels to Mary Magdalene (John 20:11 13). About the same time the company of women carry their tidings to the apostles (Luke 24:10, etc.). 7 a.m....

The Lord reveals himself to Mary Magdalene (John 20:14-18; Mark 16:9). Not long after he reveals him self, as it appears, to the company of women who are returning to the sepulchre. Charge to the brethren to go to Galilee (Matthew 28:9, etc.). 4-6 p.m....

The appearance to the two disciples on the way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13, etc.; Mark 16:12).

After 4 p.m...

An appearance to St. Peter (ch. 24:34; comp. 1 Corinthians 15:5). 8 p.m....

The appearance to the eleven and others (Luke 24:36, etc.; Mark 16:14; John 20:19, etc.).

In the above table one point must be specially noticed: two companies or separate groups of women are mentioned as going to the sepulchre with the same pious object of assisting in the final embalming of the sacred body. If this be assumed to be the fact, there will be nothing improbable in the supposition that both these groups of women, all doubtless intimate friends belonging to the little company of the Master, but living probably some distance apart in Jerusalem, came together some time on the sabbath day, and then arranged to meet early on the first day at the sepulchre. Probably the spices purchased in some haste just before the sabbath commenced were judged inadequate.

(1) For in Luke 23:56 we read of a company of women, most probably including all, i.e. both groups, of holy women, who, after beholding the sepulchre, "returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day."

(2) In Mark 16:1 we read, "When the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought [not had bought] sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him." This company (alluded to in Mark 16:1) arrives the first at the sepulchre, and sees the vision of one angel (Mark 16:5). The other company (alluded to in Luke 24:1) arrives not long after at the sepulchre, and sees the vision of two angels (Luke 24:4). In considering the accounts of the Resurrection, the following memoranda will be found suggestive: -

(1) The holy women are the principal actors in all the four accounts of the circumstances connected with the tomb. But their assertions were not believed by the disciples until their statements were confirmed by the Lord's personal appearance.

(2) When St. Paul (1 Corinthians 15:5-8) sums up the great appearances of our Lord, the basis of our faith, he makes no reference to his appearance to Mary Magdalene (John 20:14, etc.; Mark 16:9) or to the women (two Maries mentioned Matthew 28:9, 10).

(3) No evangelist describes the Resurrection-no earthly being having been present. St. Matthew is the evangelist who, in his narrative, goes furthest back. He mentions the shock of the earthquake, the awful presence of the angel, the benumbing terror which seized the guards who were watching. Most probably these signs accompanied the Resurrection.

(4) The risen Lord appeared only to his own.

(5) That no future doubt should be thrown on the reality of the appearances of the Risen, he showed himself not only to solitary individuals, but to companies, i.e. to two, to the eleven (repeatedly), and to above five hundred brethren at once. And these manifestations took place

(a) at different hours of the day;

(b) in different localities - in Judaea, in Galilee, in rooms of houses, in the open air. Verses 1-12. - The Resurrection. At the sepulchre. Verse 1. - Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. In the foregoing general note on the Resurrection, the probability has been discussed of the holy women having been divided into two companies who separately came to the sepulchre. St. Luke's notice here refers to the party who arrived the second at the tomb. Now upon the first day of the week,.... On which day it appears by what follows, Christ rose from the dead, and which was the third day from his death, and so verified the Scriptures, and his own predictions:

very early in the morning; just as light began to spring, the day to dawn, and break; the first appearance of the morning; when it first began to dawn;

when it was yet dark, as in John 20:1 and so read the Syriac and Persic versions here; and the Ethiopic version, "while it was yet night": this must be understood of the time when the women set out from the city, or suburbs; for by that time they got to the sepulchre it was at sunrise, Mark 16:2 and shows their great love, zeal, and devotion for Christ, and great courage and fearlessness to go out of the city at such a time, without any man with them, and to a grave:

they came unto the sepulchre, where Christ was laid; that is, the women who came with Christ from Galilee, and who had observed where, and how his body was interred:

bringing the spices which they had prepared; on the sabbath eve, to anoint the body, but were prevented by reason of the sabbath; see Luke 23:56

and certain others with them; that is, other women; besides Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Joses, and Salome, and other Galilean women, there were other Jerusalem women, or of Bethany, it may be, Mary, and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus, and of the parts adjacent: this clause is left out in the Vulgate Latin, and Ethiopic versions, and in one ancient copy of Beza's; but is retained in the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions. CHAPTER 24

Lu 24:1-12. Angelic Announcement to the Women That Christ Is Risen—Peter's Visit to the Empty Sepulchre.

(See on [1742]Mr 16:1-8; and [1743]Mt 28:1-5).24:1-12 See the affection and respect the women showed to Christ, after he was dead and buried. Observe their surprise when they found the stone rolled away, and the grave empty. Christians often perplex themselves about that with which they should comfort and encourage themselves. They look rather to find their Master in his grave-clothes, than angels in their shining garments. The angels assure them that he is risen from the dead; is risen by his own power. These angels from heaven bring not any new gospel, but remind the women of Christ's words, and teach them how to apply them. We may wonder that these disciples, who believed Jesus to be the Son of God and the true Messiah, who had been so often told that he must die, and rise again, and then enter into his glory, who had seen him more than once raise the dead, yet should be so backward to believe his raising himself. But all our mistakes in religion spring from ignorance or forgetfulness of the words Christ has spoken. Peter now ran to the sepulchre, who so lately ran from his Master. He was amazed. There are many things puzzling and perplexing to us, which would be plain and profitable, if we rightly understood the words of Christ.
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