Luke 24:25
New International Version
He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

New Living Translation
Then Jesus said to them, "You foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures.

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

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus said to them, “O foolish ones, how slow are your hearts to believe all that the prophets have spoken.

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to them, "O foolish and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken.

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in 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:

Christian Standard Bible
He said to them, “How foolish and slow you are to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

Contemporary English Version
Then Jesus asked the two disciples, "Why can't you understand? How can you be so slow to believe all that the prophets said?

Good News Translation
Then Jesus said to them, "How foolish you are, how slow you are to believe everything the prophets said!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to them, "How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken!

International Standard Version
Then Jesus told them, "O, how foolish you are! How slow you are to believe everything the prophets said!

NET Bible
So he said to them, "You foolish people--how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

New Heart English Bible
Then he said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Yeshua said to them, “Oh deficient of mind and slow of heart to believe in all the things that The Prophets have spoken!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus said to them, "How foolish you are! You're so slow to believe everything the prophets said!

New American Standard 1977
And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken;

King James 2000 Bible
Then he said unto them, O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

American King James Version
Then he said to 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, O senseless and slow of heart to believe in all that 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!

World English Bible
He said to them, "Foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

Young's Literal Translation
And he said unto them, 'O inconsiderate and slow in heart, to believe on all that the prophets spake!
Study Bible
Jesus Opens the Scriptures
24Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had described. But Him they did not see.” 25Then Jesus said to them, “O foolish ones, how slow are your hearts to believe all that the prophets have spoken. 26Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and then to enter His glory?”…
Cross References
Matthew 26:24
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed. It would be better for him if he had not been born."

Luke 24:24
Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had described. But Him they did not see."

John 5:39
You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me,

1 Corinthians 15:3
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

Treasury of Scripture

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

O fools.

Mark 7:18
And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

Mark 8:17,18
And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? …

Mark 9:19
He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Jesus]
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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.

said
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

them,
αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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.

“O
(Ō)
Interjection
Strong's Greek 5599: A primary interjection; as a sign of the vocative case, O; as a note of exclamation, oh.

foolish [ones],
ἀνόητοι (anoētoi)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 453: Foolish, thoughtless. By implication, sensual.

[how] slow
βραδεῖς (bradeis)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1021: Slow, slow of understanding. Of uncertain affinity; slow; figuratively, dull.

are your hearts
καρδίᾳ (kardia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

to believe
πιστεύειν (pisteuein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

all
πᾶσιν (pasin)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

that
οἷς (hois)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prophets
προφῆται (prophētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

have spoken.
ἐλάλησαν (elalēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.
(25) O fools, and slow of heart to believe.--The word for "fools" (more literally, silly, senseless) is not that which is used in Matthew 5:22; Matthew 23:17, but one belonging to a somewhat higher style of language. It is used by St. Paul of the "foolish Galatians" (Galatians 3:1), and elsewhere, and by no other New Testament writer. The word of reproof sounds strong, but we must remember that our Lord had already given hints as to the true interpretation of Messianic prophecies (Luke 9:22; Luke 9:44; Mark 14:21), which might have led thoughtful men to see that they pointed to suffering and death, as well as to sovereignty and triumph.

Verse 25. - Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! better translated, O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! The Stranger now replies to the confused story of sorrow and baffled hopes just lit up with one faint ray of hope, with a calm reference to that holy book so well known to, so deeply treasured by every Jew. "See," he seems to say, "in the pages of our prophets all this, over which you now so bitterly mourn, is plainly predicted: you must be blind and deaf not to have seen and heard this story of agony and patient suffering in those well-known, well-loved pages! When those great prophets spoke of the coming of Messiah, how came it about that you missed seeing that they pointed to days of suffering and death to be endured by him before his time of sovereignty and triumph could be entered on?" 24:13-27 This appearance of Jesus to the two disciples going to Emmaus, happened the same day that he rose from the dead. It well becomes the disciples of Christ to talk together of his death and resurrection; thus they may improve one another's knowledge, refresh one another's memory, and stir up each other's devout affections. And where but two together are well employed in work of that kind, he will come to them, and make a third. Those who seek Christ, shall find him: he will manifest himself to those that inquire after him; and give knowledge to those who use the helps for knowledge which they have. No matter how it was, but so it was, they did not know him; he so ordering it, that they might the more freely discourse with him. Christ's disciples are often sad and sorrowful, even when they have reason to rejoice; but through the weakness of their faith, they cannot take the comfort offered to them. Though Christ is entered into his state of exaltation, yet he notices the sorrows of his disciples, and is afflicted in their afflictions. Those are strangers in Jerusalem, that know not of the death and sufferings of Jesus. Those who have the knowledge of Christ crucified, should seek to spread that knowledge. Our Lord Jesus reproved them for the weakness of their faith in the Scriptures of the Old Testament. Did we know more of the Divine counsels as far as they are made known in the Scriptures, we should not be subject to the perplexities we often entangle ourselves in. He shows them that the sufferings of Christ were really the appointed way to his glory; but the cross of Christ was that to which they could not reconcile themselves. Beginning at Moses, the first inspired writer of the Old Testament, Jesus expounded to them the things concerning himself. There are many passages throughout all the Scriptures concerning Christ, which it is of great advantage to put together. We cannot go far in any part, but we meet with something that has reference to Christ, some prophecy, some promise, some prayer, some type or other. A golden thread of gospel grace runs through the whole web of the Old Testament. Christ is the best expositor of Scripture; and even after his resurrection, he led people to know the mystery concerning himself, not by advancing new notions, but by showing how the Scripture was fulfilled, and turning them to the earnest study of it.
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