Luke 24:25
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English Standard Version
And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

King James Bible
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he said to them: O foolish, and slow of heart to believe in all things which the prophets have spoken.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he said to them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

Weymouth New Testament
"O dull-witted men," He replied, "with minds so slow to believe all that the Prophets have spoken!

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Vincent's Word Studies

Fools and slow of heart (ἀνόητοι καὶ βραδεῖς τῇ καρδίᾳ)

This is an unfortunate translation, in the light of the ordinary, popular use of the word fool. Jesus would never have called those sorrowful disciples fools in that sense. The word is compounded of ἀ, not, and νοέω, which implies, besides seeing, perception of the mind as consequent upon sight. It is therefore equivalent to dull of perception. They had read what the prophets had spoken, but had failed to perceive its application to Christ. While this rebuke relates to the understanding, the following one, slow of heart, goes deeper, and contemplates the region of feeling and moral susceptibility. Your heart is dull and slow to respond to these testimonies of your own prophets. Compare hardiness of heart, Mark 16:14.

All (ἐπὶ πᾶσιν)

Rev., rightly, in all; relying upon (ἐπί) all the utterances of the prophets.

Luke 24:25 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O fools. Rather, inconsiderate men, [anoetos,] justly termed such, because they had not attended to the description of the Messiah by the prophets, nor to His teaching and miracles, as proofs that He alone was the person described.

Mark 7:18 And he said to them, Are you so without understanding also? Do you not perceive, that whatever thing from without enters into the man...

Mark 8:17,18 And when Jesus knew it, he said to them, Why reason you, because you have no bread? perceive you not yet, neither understand...

Mark 9:19 He answers him, and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him to me.

Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart...

Hebrews 5:11,12 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing...

Cross References
Matthew 26:24
The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born."

Luke 24:24
Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see."

John 5:39
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

1 Corinthians 15:3
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,

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