Luke 24:30
New International Version
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.

New Living Translation
As they sat down to eat, he took the bread and blessed it. Then he broke it and gave it to them.

English Standard Version
When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.

Berean Study Bible
While He was reclining at the table with them, He took bread, spoke a blessing and broke it, and gave it to them.

Berean Literal Bible
And it came to pass in His reclining with them, having taken the bread, He blessed it; and having broken it, He began giving it to them.

New American Standard Bible
When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

Christian Standard Bible
It was as he reclined at the table with them that he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.

Contemporary English Version
After Jesus sat down to eat, he took some bread. He blessed it and broke it. Then he gave it to them.

Good News Translation
He sat down to eat with them, took the bread, and said the blessing; then he broke the bread and gave it to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It was as He reclined at the table with them that He took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.

International Standard Version
While he was at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed it, broke it in pieces, and gave it to them.

NET Bible
When he had taken his place at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, that when he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it happened that when he reclined with them, he took bread and he blessed, and he broke and he gave to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While he was at the table with them, he took bread and blessed it. He broke the bread and gave it to them.

New American Standard 1977
And it came about that when He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass as he sat at the table with them, he took bread and blessed it and broke and gave to them.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, as he sat to eat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave to them.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke, and gave to them.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when he had sat down with them to meat, he took the bread and blessed; and breaking it he gave to them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass as he was at table with them, having taken the bread, he blessed, and having broken it, gave it to them.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when he had sat down with them to meat, he took the bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, as he sat at table with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke, and gave to them.

Weymouth New Testament
But as soon as He had sat down with them, and had taken the bread and had blessed and broken it, and was handing it to them,

World English Bible
It happened, that when he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, in his reclining (at meat) with them, having taken the bread, he blessed, and having broken, he was giving to them,
Study Bible
Jesus Opens the Scriptures
29But they pleaded with Him, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.” So He went in to stay with them. 30While He was reclining at the table with them, He took bread, spoke a blessing and broke it, and gave it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Jesus—and He disappeared from their sight.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:19
And He instructed the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He spoke a blessing. Then He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples to the people.

Luke 24:29
But they pleaded with Him, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over." So He went in to stay with them.

Luke 24:35
Then the two told what had happened on the road, and how they had recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread.

Acts 2:42
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Acts 2:46
With one accord they continued to meet daily in the temple courts and to break bread from house to house, sharing their meals with gladness and sincerity of heart,

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke, and gave to them.

he took.

Luke 24:35
And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

Luke 9:16
Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

Luke 22:19
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.







Lexicon
While
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

was reclining [at the table]
κατακλιθῆναι (kataklithēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 2625: From kata and klino; to recline down, i.e. to take a place at table.

with
μετ’ (met’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

them,
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

He took
λαβὼν (labōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

bread,
ἄρτον (arton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 740: Bread, a loaf, food. From airo; bread or a loaf.

spoke a blessing
εὐλόγησεν (eulogēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2127: (lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed. From a compound of eu and logos; to speak well of, i.e. to bless.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

broke [it],
κλάσας (klasas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2806: To break (in pieces), break bread. A primary verb; to break.

[and] gave [it]
ἐπεδίδου (epedidou)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1929: (a) trans: I hand in, give up, (b) intrans: I give way (to the wind). From epi and didomi; to give over.

to them.
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 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.
(30) He took bread, and blessed it.--Had the two travellers been of the number of the Twelve, we might have thought of the words and acts as reminding them of their last Supper with their Lord. As it was, we must think of those words and acts as meant to teach them, and, through them, others, the same lesson that had then been taught to the Twelve, that it would be in the "breaking of bread" that they would hereafter come to recognise their Master's presence. And they, too, we must remember, whether they were of the Seventy, or among the wider company of disciples, must have had memories, it may be of multitudes fed with the scanty provision of a few barley loaves, it may be of quiet evenings without a multitude, when they had looked on the same act, and heard the same words of blessing. This meal, too, became so full of spiritual significance that we may well anticipate the technical language of theology and say that it was to them "sacramental."

Verse 30. - And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. There was a deep significance in the concluding act of this memorable appearance of the risen Lord. This taking the bread, and blessing it, and breaking it, and then giving it to them, was no ordinary act of courtesy, or welcome, or friendship, which, from a master or teacher might be shown to his disciples. It resembles too closely the great sacramental act in the upper room, when Jesus was alone with his apostles, for us to mistake its solemn sacramental character. The great teachers of the Church in different ages have generally so understood it. So Chrysostom in the Eastern, and Augustine in the Western Church; so Theophylact, and later Beza the Reformer all affirm that this meal was the sacrament. It taught men generally, even more plainly than did the first sacred institution teach the twelve, that in this solemn breaking of bread the Church would recognize their Master's presence. So generally, in fact, has this Emmaus "breaking of bread" been recognized by the Catholic Church as the sacrament, that later Romanist divines have even pressed it as a scriptural demonstration for the abuse which administered the elements under one form (compare, for instance, the 'Refutation of the Confession of Angsberg,' quoted by Stier, in his comment on this passage of Luke, 'Words of the Lord Jesus'). How unnecessary and forced such a construction is, Bishop Wordsworth points out in his note on Luke 24:30, "It may be remembered that bread (ἄρτος)was to the Jews a general name for food, including drink as well as meat Thus bread became spiritually an expressive term for all the blessings received from communion in Christ's body and blood, and the κλάσις ἄρτου, or ' breaking of bread,' was suggestive of the source from which these blessings flow, (viz.) Christ's body (κλώμενον) broken (1 Corinthians 11:24); hence κλάσις ἄρτου in Acts 2:42 is a general term for the Holy Eucharist." 24:28-35 If we would have Christ dwell with us, we must be earnest with him. Those that have experienced the pleasure and profit of communion with him, cannot but desire more of his company. He took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. This he did with his usual authority and affection, with the same manner, perhaps with the same words. He here teaches us to crave a blessing on every meal. See how Christ by his Spirit and grace makes himself known to the souls of his people. He opens the Scriptures to them. He meets them at his table, in the ordinance of the Lord's supper; is known to them in breaking of bread. But the work is completed by the opening of the eyes of their mind; yet it is but short views we have of Christ in this world, but when we enter heaven, we shall see him for ever. They had found the preaching powerful, even when they knew not the preacher. Those Scriptures which speak of Christ, will warm the hearts of his true disciples. That is likely to do most good, which affects us with the love of Jesus in dying for us. It is the duty of those to whom he has shown himself, to let others know what he has done for their souls. It is of great use for the disciples of Christ to compare their experiences, and tell them to each other.
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