Luke 9:45
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New International Version
But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.

New Living Translation
But they didn't know what he meant. Its significance was hidden from them, so they couldn't understand it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.

English Standard Version
But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Berean Study Bible
But they did not understand this statement. It was veiled from them so that they could not comprehend it, and they were afraid to ask Him about it.

Berean Literal Bible
But they did not understand this saying, and it was veiled from them, that they should not understand it. And they were afraid to ask Him concerning this saying.

New American Standard Bible
But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.

King James Bible
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they did not understand this statement; it was concealed from them so that they could not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask Him about it.

International Standard Version
But they didn't know what this meant. Indeed, the meaning was hidden from them so that they didn't understand it; and they were afraid to ask him about this statement.

NET Bible
But they did not understand this statement; its meaning had been concealed from them, so that they could not grasp it. Yet they were afraid to ask him about this statement.

New Heart English Bible
But they did not understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They did not understand the saying because it was hidden from them lest they should perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They didn't know what he meant. The meaning was hidden from them so that they didn't understand it. Besides, they were afraid to ask him about what he had said.

New American Standard 1977
But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they might not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they did not understand this word, and it was hid from them that they should not understand, and they feared to ask him regarding this.

King James 2000 Bible
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him about that saying.

American King James Version
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

American Standard Version
But they understood not this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they understood not this word; and it was hid from them, so that they perceived it not. And they were afraid to ask him concerning this word.

Darby Bible Translation
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them that they should not perceive it. And they feared to ask him concerning this saying.

English Revised Version
But they understood not this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it: and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Webster's Bible Translation
But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him concerning that saying.

Weymouth New Testament
But they did not understand His meaning: it was veiled from them that they might not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask Him about it.

World English Bible
But they didn't understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Young's Literal Translation
And they were not knowing this saying, and it was veiled from them, that they might not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
Study Bible
The Second Prediction of the Passion
44“Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.” 45But they did not understand this statement. It was veiled from them so that they could not comprehend it, and they were afraid to ask Him about it. 46Then an argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.…
Cross References
Matthew 17:22
When they gathered together in Galilee, Jesus told them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men.

Mark 9:32
But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.

Luke 2:50
But they did not understand the statement He was making to them.

Luke 18:34
But the disciples did not understand any of these things. The meaning was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend what He was saying.
Treasury of Scripture

But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

Luke 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.

Luke 2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spoke to them.

Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid …

Matthew 16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from …

Mark 8:16-18,32,33 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread…

Mark 9:10,32 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another …

John 12:16,34 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when …

John 14:5 Thomas said to him, Lord, we know not where you go; and how can we know the way?

John 16:17,18 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that …

2 Corinthians 3:14-16 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same …

Verse 45. - And they feared to ask him of that saying. The "saying" was to them so utterly distasteful, perhaps inconceivable. It is possible that they thought this betrayal and death simply veiled for them some bit of teaching to be explained hereafter; it is possible they at once dismissed it from their minds, as men often do painful and mournful forebodings. At all events, they dreaded asking him any questions about this dark future of suffering which he said lay before him. But they understood not this saying,.... What was meant by being betrayed into the hands of men, and by his being put to death; they knew not, how these things could possibly be, for they could not by any means reconcile them with the notions they had of a temporal Redeemer, and victorious Messiah:

and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not; the true meaning of this saying was hid from their understanding, which was veiled with the above notion of the worldly grandeur of the Messiah, that they did not take it in;

and they feared to ask him of that saying, of the meaning of it; imagining that he had a secret mystical meaning in it, which they could not reach; lest he should reproach them with their dulness and stupidity; or should rebuke them with the like sharpness and severity he had reproved Peter not long ago, upon the same head. 45. and they feared—"insomuch that they feared." Their most cherished ideas were so completely dashed by such announcements, that they were afraid of laying themselves open to rebuke by asking Him any questions.9:43-50 This prediction of Christ's sufferings was plain enough, but the disciples would not understand it, because it agreed not with their notions. A little child is the emblem by which Christ teaches us simplicity and humility. What greater honour can any man attain to in this world, than to be received by men as a messenger of God and Christ; and to have God and Christ own themselves received and welcomed in him! If ever any society of Christians in this world, had reason to silence those not of their own communion, the twelve disciples at this time had; yet Christ warned them not to do the like again. Those may be found faithful followers of Christ, and may be accepted of him, who do not follow with us.
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