Matthew 28:9
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New International Version
Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.

New Living Translation
And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him.

English Standard Version
And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

New American Standard Bible
And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.

King James Bible
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Just then Jesus met them and said, "Good morning!" They came up, took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him.

International Standard Version
Suddenly, Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" They went up to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.

NET Bible
But Jesus met them, saying, "Greetings!" They came to him, held on to his feet and worshiped him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And behold, Yeshua met them and he said to them, “Peace to you”, but they came and held his feet and they worshiped him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Suddenly, Jesus met them and greeted them. They went up to him, bowed down to worship him, and took hold of his feet.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, Receive joy. And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped him.

King James 2000 Bible
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him.

American King James Version
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

American Standard Version
And behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet, and adored him.

Darby Bible Translation
And as they went to bring his disciples word, behold also, Jesus met them, saying, Hail! And they coming up took him by the feet, and did him homage.

English Revised Version
And behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as they were going to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came, and held him by the feet, and worshiped him.

Weymouth New Testament
And then suddenly they saw Jesus coming to meet them. "Peace be to you," He said. And they came and clasped His feet, bowing to the ground before Him.

World English Bible
As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Young's Literal Translation
and as they were going to tell to his disciples, then lo, Jesus met them, saying, 'Hail!' and they having come near, laid hold of his feet, and did bow to him.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:9,10 God's gracious visits usually meet us in the way of duty; and to those who use what they have for others' benefit, more shall be given. This interview with Christ was unexpected; but Christ was nigh them, and still is nigh us in the word. The salutation speaks the good-will of Christ to man, even since he entered upon his state of exaltation. It is the will of Christ that his people should be a cheerful, joyful people, and his resurrection furnishes abundant matter for joy. Be not afraid. Christ rose from the dead, to silence his people's fears, and there is enough in that to silence them. The disciples had just before shamefully deserted him in his sufferings; but, to show that he could forgive, and to teach us to do so, he calls them brethren. Notwithstanding his majesty and purity, and our meanness and unworthiness, he still condescends to call believers his brethren.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - As they went to tell his disciples. This clause is omitted by the best manuscripts, and the Vulgate and other versions, and is rejected by modern editors. It is not quite in St. Matthew's style, and seems to be rightly regarded as a gloss There is. one advantage in its omission, in that the actual moment of this appearance of our Lord is left undecided, and we are at liberty to harmonize it, if so minded, with other details. Now the women, according to our history, receive the reward of their faith and love. Behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail! Ξαίρετε: literally, Rejoice ye! This is not the usual Eastern salutation, "Peace be unto you!" but one that came with peculiar significance on their lately sorrow-stricken hearts. So he had said to his apostles, "Your sorrow shall be turned into joy" (John 16:20), and now he made good his word. This is the only one of Christ's appearances in Jerusalem or its neighbourhood. that St. Matthew relates. They came and held him by the feet (took hold of his feet). As soon as they saw him, they went to him with glad surprise, and yet with such awe, that they could only fall down before him and tenderly clasp his feet. He had appeared before this to Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9), but had not permitted her to touch him because he had not yet ascended to the Father (John 20:17), implying thereby either that she would have other opportunities of holding converse with him, as he was not going to leave the earth immediately, and she must not detain him now; or, more probably, that the spiritual body demanded, not the touch of earthly affection, but the attitude of awe and reverence, and that all future contact would be supernatural and spiritual, realizing his presence after a heavenly and supersensuous manner by faith. But these women clung to Christ with something higher than natural, earthly affection, acknowledging his superhumanity, and he allowed them, like Thomas, to assure themselves of his corporeity by touch as well as sight. Worshipped him. They remained at his feet in profound adoration.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And as they went to tell his disciples,.... This clause is wanting in the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions, and in Beza's most ancient copy; but it stands in the Ethiopic version, and in Munster's Hebrew Gospel,

behold, Jesus met them: that they might be confirmed in what the angel had told them, and their fear might be removed, and their joy increased; and also be capable of reporting to the disciples not only what they had heard from the angel, but what they had seen themselves; they being now eyewitnesses, as well as earwitnesses of his resurrection: so souls in the way of their duty, as these women were, oftentimes meet with Jesus, and he with them, as they may expect, and indeed not otherwise:

saying, all hail; all health of soul and body, all happiness and prosperity, both temporal, spiritual, and eternal, attend you. The Syriac and Persic versions, and Munster's Hebrew Gospel render it, "peace be to you"; which, it is highly probable, was the phrase used by Christ, since it was the common form of salutation among the Jews, and what Christ made use of at other times; see John 20:19,

and they came; near unto him, being encouraged by the above salutation, and knowing who he was by his voice, habit, and gesture:

and held him by the feet; they threw themselves prostrate at his feet, in token of reverence and humility; and they laid hold on his feet, that they might know, and be assured that he was really risen, and that it was not a spirit, or a mere phantom and appearance; and they held him in affection to him, and as desirous of his continuance with them:

and worshipped him: with divine adoration, expressing their love to him; their faith and hope in him, owning him to be their Lord and God; he being, by his resurrection from the dead, declared to be the Son of God, with power; and so the proper object of religious worship.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail!—the usual salute, but from the lips of Jesus bearing a higher signification.

And they came and held him by the feet—How truly womanly!

Matthew 28:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Resurrection
8And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. 9And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. 10Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me."
Cross References
Matthew 23:7
they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called 'Rabbi' by others.

Matthew 28:8
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

Matthew 28:10
Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."

John 20:14
At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
Treasury of Scripture

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

as.

Isaiah 64:5 You meet him that rejoices and works righteousness, those that remember …

Mark 16:9,10 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared …

John 20:14-16 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus …

All hail.

Luke 1:28 And the angel came in to her, and said, Hail, you that are highly …

John 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week…

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of …

and held.

Songs 3:3,4 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw …

Luke 7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet …

John 12:3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and …

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my …

Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they …

worshipped.

Matthew 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, …

Luke 24:52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to him, My LORD and my God.

Revelation 5:11-14 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the …

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