Luke 24:37
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New International Version
They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.

New Living Translation
But the whole group was startled and frightened, thinking they were seeing a ghost!

English Standard Version
But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit.

Berean Study Bible
But they were startled and frightened, thinking they had seen a spirit.

Berean Literal Bible
But having been terrified, and having been filled with fear, they were thinking themselves to see a spirit.

New American Standard Bible
But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.

King James Bible
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they were startled and terrified and thought they were seeing a ghost.

International Standard Version
They were startled and terrified, thinking they were seeing a ghost.

NET Bible
But they were startled and terrified, thinking they saw a ghost.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were alarmed and were in terror, for they thought that they were seeing a ghost.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost.

New American Standard 1977
But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed that they were seeing a spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

American King James Version
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they being troubled and frightened, supposed that they saw a spirit.

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

English Revised Version
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and being amazed, and becoming affrighted, they were thinking themselves to see a spirit.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
24:36-49 Jesus appeared in a miraculous manner, assuring the disciples of his peace, though they had so lately forsaken him, and promising spiritual peace with every blessing. Many troublesome thoughts which disquiet our minds, rise from mistakes concerning Christ. All the troublesome thoughts which rise in our hearts at any time, are known to the Lord Jesus, and are displeasing to him. He spake with them on their unreasonable unbelief. Nothing had passed but what was foretold by the prophets, and necessary for the salvation of sinners. And now all men should be taught the nature and necessity of repentance, in order to the forgiveness of their sins. And these blessings were to be sought for, by faith in the name of Jesus. Christ by his Spirit works on the minds of men. Even good men need to have their understandings opened. But that we may have right thoughts of Christ, there needs no more than to be made to understand the Scriptures.
Study Bible
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
36While they were describing these events, Jesus Himself stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 37But they were startled and frightened, thinking they had seen a spirit. 38“Why are you troubled,” Jesus asked, “and why do doubts arise in your hearts?…
Cross References
Matthew 14:26
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. "It's a ghost!" they said, and cried out in fear.

Mark 6:49
but when they saw Him walking on the sea, they cried out, thinking He was a ghost--

Luke 24:38
"Why are you troubled," Jesus asked, "and why do doubts arise in your hearts?
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