Luke 24:21
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New International Version
but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.

New Living Translation
We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel. This all happened three days ago.

English Standard Version
But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.

Berean Study Bible
But we were hoping He was the One who would redeem Israel. And besides all this, it is the third day since these things took place.

Berean Literal Bible
But we were hoping it is He who is about to redeem Israel. But indeed also with all these things, this brings the third day away from which these things came to pass.

New American Standard Bible
"But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened.

King James Bible
But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But we were hoping that He was the One who was about to redeem Israel. Besides all this, it's the third day since these things happened.

International Standard Version
But we kept hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel. What is more, this is now the third day since these things occurred.

NET Bible
But we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. Not only this, but it is now the third day since these things happened.

New Heart English Bible
But we were hoping that it was he who would redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we had been hoping that he was going to deliver Israel and behold, it is the third day now, since all these things occurred.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We were hoping that he was the one who would free Israel. What's more, this is now the third day since everything happened.

New American Standard 1977
“But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But we were hoping that it was he who should redeem Israel, and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done.

King James 2000 Bible
But we hoped that it was he who should have redeemed Israel: and besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done.

American King James Version
But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

American Standard Version
But we hoped that it was he who should redeem Israel. Yea and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

Darby Bible Translation
But we had hoped that he was [the one] who is about to redeem Israel. But then, besides all these things, it is now, to-day, the third day since these things took place.

English Revised Version
But we hoped that it was he which should redeem Israel. Yea and beside all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass.

Webster's Bible Translation
But we trusted that it had been he who would have redeemed Israel: and besides all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done.

Weymouth New Testament
But we were hoping that it was He who was about to ransom Israel. Yes, and moreover it was the day before yesterday that these things happened.

World English Bible
But we were hoping that it was he who would redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.

Young's Literal Translation
and we were hoping that he it is who is about to redeem Israel, and also with all these things, this third day is passing to-day, since these things happened.
Study Bible
The Road to Emmaus
20Our chief priests and rulers delivered Him up to the sentence of death, and they crucified Him. 21But we were hoping He was the One who would redeem Israel. And besides all this, it is the third day since these things took place. 22Furthermore, some of our women amazed us. They were at the tomb early this morning,…
Cross References
Luke 1:68
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and redeemed His people.

Acts 7:28
Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?'
Treasury of Scripture

But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people,

Luke 2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise to the Lord, …

Psalm 130:8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Isaiah 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to them that turn from transgression …

Acts 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, …

1 Peter 1:18,19 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

(21) But we trusted.--The pronoun is emphatic. "We, the disciples, were hoping . . . ,"whatever might be the judgment of others.

Which should have redeemed Israel.--More exactly, He that is about to redeem . . . The two travellers belonged apparently to those who now, as at the time of the Nativity, were waiting for redemption in Jerusalem (Luke 2:38).

To day is the third day .--We note how naturally the disciples fall, from the first, into this method of describing the interval since the Crucifixion.

Verse 21. - But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel. And we who were his friends and followers, we thought we had found in him the Redeemer of Israel, King Messiah! Think! the Redeemer crucified! Although the Redeemer, in the sense they-probably understood the word, was something very different to the sense we give to it, the idea was still something very lofty and sublime. It in-eluded, no doubt, much of earthly glory and dominion for Israel, but in some definite sense the Gentile world, too, would share in the blessings of Messiah. And to think of the shameful cross putting an end to all these hopes! And beside all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done. But yet terrible and despairing as was the story of Cleopas and his friend, their tone was not quite hopeless; for they went on, "And now we have come to the third day since they crucified him." No doubt they dwelt a short space on the expression, "third day," telling the Stranger how their dead Master, when alive, had bade his friends watch for the third day from his death. The third day, he had told them, would be the day of his triumphant return to them; and, strangely enough, on the early morning of this third day, something did happen which had stirred, excited, and perplexed them. Certain women of their company, who had been early to the grave of the Master, meaning to embalm the corpse, found the sepulchre empty, and they came back reporting how they had seen a vision of angels there, who told them their Master lived. What did it all mean? But we trusted,.... "In him", as the Ethiopic version adds:

that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel; they thought, hoped, and believed, that he was the Messiah, spoken of under the character of the Redeemer of Israel; and they had been in expectation of redemption by him, though only of a temporal kind, from the Roman yoke and bondage; but now they could not tell what to think of it, since he was dead; indeed they were not altogether without hope, since there was a report of his being raised from the dead; but what credit was to be given to that, they could not say: but certain it is, that he was the true Messiah, and promised Redeemer; and who was to redeem, and has redeemed the whole Israel of God; even all the elect of God, whether among Jews or Gentiles, from the servitude and damning power of sin, from the slavery of Satan, and the bondage of the law, and from every enemy; and that by his precious blood, his sufferings and death, the very things which were the occasion of these disciples' doubts about him, as the Redeemer: so the Jews say (u),

"that upon the death of the Messiah, the son of Joseph, all Israel shall flee to the deserts, and such as are of a doubtful heart shall turn to the nations of the world and say, "is this the redemption we have waited for", for the Messiah is slain?''

And besides all this, today is the third day, since these things were done; which is either mentioned, as an aggravation of the ignorance of the stranger, that these things should be done so lately, as within three days, and yet he should be ignorant of them, or not remember them, and need to be informed about them; or as a further reason of their doubting, that it was now the third day since the death of Jesus, and there was nothing certain of his resurrection, only the report of the women, which they could not depend upon; or else as a reason of their trusting, that he was the person that should redeem Israel; since this was the third day from his crucifixion; the day on which he said he should rise from the dead, and of which there was a report spread, not to be disproved, that he was that day actually risen: this day is greatly observed by the Jews (w): they take notice that the Scriptures speak of several remarkable third days; and besides Genesis 22:4 is cited a passage which refers to the resurrection of Christ on the third day; and they speak

"of the third day of the tribes, Genesis 42:18 of the third day of the spies, Joshua 2:16 of the third day of the giving of the law, Exodus 19:16 of the third day of Jonas, Jonah 1:17 (which was a type of the resurrection of the Messiah, Matthew 12:40) of the third day of those that came up out of the captivity, Ezra 8:15 of the third day of the resurrection of the dead, Hosea 6:2 and of the third day of Esther, Esther 5:1.''

(u) Abkath Rocel, l. 1. par. 1. sign. 7. p. 53. (w) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 56. fol. 49. 3.21. we trusted, etc.—They expected the promised Deliverance at His hand, but in the current sense of it, not by His death.

besides all this—not only did His death seem to give the fatal blow to their hopes, but He had been two days dead already, and this was the third. It is true, they add, some of our women gave us a surprise, telling us of a vision of angels they had at the empty grave this morning that said He was alive, and some of ourselves who went thither confirmed their statement; but then Himself they saw not. A doleful tale truly, told out of the deepest despondency.24:13-27 This appearance of Jesus to the two disciples going to Emmaus, happened the same day that he rose from the dead. It well becomes the disciples of Christ to talk together of his death and resurrection; thus they may improve one another's knowledge, refresh one another's memory, and stir up each other's devout affections. And where but two together are well employed in work of that kind, he will come to them, and make a third. Those who seek Christ, shall find him: he will manifest himself to those that inquire after him; and give knowledge to those who use the helps for knowledge which they have. No matter how it was, but so it was, they did not know him; he so ordering it, that they might the more freely discourse with him. Christ's disciples are often sad and sorrowful, even when they have reason to rejoice; but through the weakness of their faith, they cannot take the comfort offered to them. Though Christ is entered into his state of exaltation, yet he notices the sorrows of his disciples, and is afflicted in their afflictions. Those are strangers in Jerusalem, that know not of the death and sufferings of Jesus. Those who have the knowledge of Christ crucified, should seek to spread that knowledge. Our Lord Jesus reproved them for the weakness of their faith in the Scriptures of the Old Testament. Did we know more of the Divine counsels as far as they are made known in the Scriptures, we should not be subject to the perplexities we often entangle ourselves in. He shows them that the sufferings of Christ were really the appointed way to his glory; but the cross of Christ was that to which they could not reconcile themselves. Beginning at Moses, the first inspired writer of the Old Testament, Jesus expounded to them the things concerning himself. There are many passages throughout all the Scriptures concerning Christ, which it is of great advantage to put together. We cannot go far in any part, but we meet with something that has reference to Christ, some prophecy, some promise, some prayer, some type or other. A golden thread of gospel grace runs through the whole web of the Old Testament. Christ is the best expositor of Scripture; and even after his resurrection, he led people to know the mystery concerning himself, not by advancing new notions, but by showing how the Scripture was fulfilled, and turning them to the earnest study of it.
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