Luke 24:16
New International Version
but they were kept from recognizing him.

New Living Translation
But God kept them from recognizing him.

English Standard Version
But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

Berean Study Bible
But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him.

Berean Literal Bible
But their eyes were held not to know Him.

King James Bible
But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

New King James Version
But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.

New American Standard Bible
But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him.

NASB 1995
But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.

NASB 1977
But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.

Amplified Bible
But their eyes were [miraculously] prevented from recognizing Him.

Christian Standard Bible
But they were prevented from recognizing him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they were prevented from recognizing Him.

American Standard Version
But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their eyes had been held shut lest they would recognize him.

Contemporary English Version
But they did not know who he was.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But their eyes were held, that they should not know him.

English Revised Version
But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

Good News Translation
they saw him, but somehow did not recognize him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although they saw him, they didn't recognize him.

International Standard Version
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.

Literal Standard Version
and their eyes were restrained so as not to know Him,

NET Bible
(but their eyes were kept from recognizing him).

New Heart English Bible
But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

Weymouth New Testament
though they were prevented from recognizing Him.

World English Bible
But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

Young's Literal Translation
and their eyes were holden so as not to know him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Road to Emmaus
15And as they talked and deliberated, Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them. 16But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him. 17He asked them, “What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?” They stood still, with sadness on their faces.…

Cross References
Luke 24:15
And as they talked and deliberated, Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them.

Luke 24:17
He asked them, "What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?" They stood still, with sadness on their faces.

Luke 24:31
Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Jesus--and He disappeared from their sight.

John 20:14
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there; but she did not recognize that it was Jesus.

John 21:4
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not recognize that it was Jesus.


Treasury of Scripture

But their eyes were held that they should not know him.

Luke 24:31
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

2 Kings 6:18-20
And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha…

Mark 16:12
After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.









Verse 16. - But their eyes were holden, that they should not know him. So Mary Magdalene looked on and failed to recognize at first the Person of her adored Master (John 20:15). So by the lake-shore, as he stood and spoke to the tired fishermen, they who had been so long with him knew him not. Some mysterious change had been wrought in the Person of the Lord. Between the Resurrection and the Ascension, men and women now looked on him without a gleam of recognition, now gazed on him knowing well that it was the Lord. "It is vain," writes Dr. Westcott, "to give any simply natural explanation of the failure of the disciples to recognize Christ. After the Resurrection he was known as he pleased, and not necessarily at once Till they who gazed on him were placed in something of spiritual harmony with the Lord, they could not recognize him." The two on their walk to Emmaus, and Mary Magdalene in the garden, were preoccupied with their sorrow. The fisher-disciples on the lake were preoccupied with their work, so that the vision of the Divine was obscured. The risen Christ will surely fulfil his own words, "The pure in heart, they shall see God" but only the pure in heart.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

eyes
ὀφθαλμοὶ (ophthalmoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3788: The eye; fig: the mind's eye. From optanomai; the eye; by implication, vision; figuratively, envy.

were kept
ἐκρατοῦντο (ekratounto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2902: From kratos; to use strength, i.e. Seize or retain.

from recognizing
ἐπιγνῶναι (epignōnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 1921: From epi and ginosko; to know upon some mark, i.e. Recognize; by implication, to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge.

Him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


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