Luke 24:4
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New International Version
While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.

New Living Translation
As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.

English Standard Version
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.

Berean Study Bible
While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them.

Berean Literal Bible
And it came to pass that while they are perplexed about this, behold, two men in dazzling garments stood by them;

New American Standard Bible
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing;

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood by them in dazzling clothes.

International Standard Version
While they were puzzling over this, two men in dazzling robes suddenly stood beside them.

NET Bible
While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, while they were greatly perplexed about this, look, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it happened that while these wondered at this, behold, two men stood above them and their clothing was shining.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While they were puzzled about this, two men in clothes that were as bright as lightning suddenly stood beside them.

New American Standard 1977
And it happened that while they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling apparel;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments;

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

American King James Version
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, while they were perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass as they were in perplexity about it, that behold, two men suddenly stood by them in shining raiment.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, while they were perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel:

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed at this, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.

Weymouth New Testament
At this they were in great perplexity, when suddenly there stood by them two men whose raiment flashed like lightning.

World English Bible
It happened, while they were greatly perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing.

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, while they are perplexed about this, that lo, two men stood by them in glittering apparel,
Study Bible
The Resurrection
3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them. 5As the women bowed their faces to the ground in terror, the two men asked them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?…
Cross References
Matthew 28:2
Suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, rolled away the stone, and sat on it.

Luke 2:9
Just then, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Luke 24:5
As the women bowed their faces to the ground in terror, the two men asked them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?

John 20:12
and she saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and the other at the feet.

Acts 1:10
They were looking intently into the sky as He was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.

Acts 12:7
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off his wrists.

1 Timothy 3:16
By common confession, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the nations, was believed in throughout the world, was taken up in glory.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

two men.

Genesis 18:2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, see, three men stood by …

Matthew 28:2-6 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord …

Mark 16:5 And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on …

John 20:11,12 But Mary stood without at the sepulcher weeping: and as she wept, …

Acts 1:10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, …

(See note on Mar.

Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of …

(4) Two men stood by them.--St. Mark and St. Matthew mention one only. Had St. Matthew given the two, it might have been urged by adverse critics that this duplication of phenomena, as in the case of the demoniacs (Matthew 8:28), and the blind men at Jericho (Matthew 20:30), was an idiosyncrasy of his. As it is, we must suppose that each set of informants--the two Maries, and the "others" from whom it seems probable that St. Luke's report was derived--described what they themselves had seen. At such moments of terror and astonishment, perception and memory are not always very definite in their reports.

Verse 4. - And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. To one company of women one angel appeared: to another, two. Mary Magdalene, a little later, saw two angels in white sitting, as it were keeping watch and ward over the sepulchre for a short time after the sacred form had left it. The words which these beings from another sphere spoke to the mourning women were slightly different, but the teaching was the same in each case: "He is not here, but is risen. Do you not remember what he told you when he was yet with you?" Van Oosterzee and Farrar repeat a beautiful passage from Lessing on this: "Cold discrepancy-mongers, do you not, then, see that the evangelists do not count the angels?... There were not only two angels - there were millions of them. They appeared not always one and the same, not always the same two; sometimes this one appeared, sometimes that; sometimes on this place,- sometimes on that; sometimes alone, sometimes in company; sometimes they said this, sometimes they said that." And it came to pass as they were much perplexed thereabout,.... About the body of Christ, and its being gone, what should become of it, whither it was removed, and by what means, and by whom; whether by a friend, or foe, for they had no thought, nor expectation of a resurrection;

behold, two men stood by them in shining garments; who were angels in the form of men; and as these were the first witnesses of Christs resurrection, there were two of them; for by the mouth of two or three witnesses every thing is established. Matthew and Mark take notice but of one; but John makes mention of two, as here, seen by Mary Magdalene, though in a different posture; they were sitting, the one at the head, the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain; but when the rest of the women came, they were risen up, and stood close by them, on a sudden, at an unawares, being arrayed in white raiment, as white as snow, as a token of their purity and innocence, and as bringers of good tidings; and as joining in the triumph of their Lord's resurrection: their garments were bright and glittering like lightning, to set forth the glory and majesty of these celestial spirits, and that they might be known to be what they were. 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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