Matthew 28:9
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.

Berean Study Bible
Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” They came to Him, grasped His feet, and worshiped Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Greetings!" And having approached, they 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Just then Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" They came up, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Contemporary English Version
Suddenly Jesus met them and greeted them. They went near him, held on to his feet, and worshiped him.

Good News Translation
Suddenly Jesus met them and said, "Peace be with you." They came up to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped 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.

New Heart English Bible
And look, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice." They came and took hold of 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.

New American Standard 1977
And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.

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.
Study Bible
The Resurrection
8So they hurried away from the tomb in fear and great joy, and ran to tell His disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” They came to Him, grasped His feet, and worshiped Him. 10“Do not be afraid,” said Jesus. “Go, tell My brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see Me.”…
Cross References
Matthew 23:7
the greetings in the marketplaces, and the title of 'Rabbi' by which they are addressed.

Matthew 28:8
So they hurried away from the tomb in fear and great joy, and ran to tell His disciples.

Matthew 28:10
"Do not be afraid," said Jesus. "Go, tell My brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see Me."

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.

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
Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

Mark 16:9,10
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils…

John 20:14-16
And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus…

All hail.

Luke 1:28
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

John 20:19
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

and held.

Song of Solomon 3:3,4
The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth? …

Luke 7:38
And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

John 12:3
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

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, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

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







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

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

met
ὑπήντησεν (hypēntēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5221: To meet, go to meet. From hupo and a derivative of anti; to go opposite under, i.e. To encounter, fall in with.

them
αὐταῖς (autais)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Feminine 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.

[and] said,
λέγων (legōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“Greetings!”
Χαίρετε (Chairete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.

They came to [Him],
προσελθοῦσαι (proselthousai)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

grasped
ἐκράτησαν (ekratēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2902: From kratos; to use strength, i.e. Seize or retain.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

feet,
πόδας (podas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4228: The foot. A primary word; a 'foot'.

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

worshiped
προσεκύνησαν (prosekynēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4352: From pros and a probable derivative of kuon; to fawn or crouch to, i.e. prostrate oneself in homage.

Him.
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 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.
(9) All hail.--Literally, rejoice. The word was probably our Lord's wonted greeting to the company of devout women, and though used in homage, real or derisive, as in Matthew 27:29, John 19:3, had not necessarily the solemnity which modern usage has attached to "hail." It was, we may believe, by that familiar word and tone that the other women at first recognised their Lord, as Mary Magdalene had done by His utterance of her own name.

Held him by the feet.--Better, clasped His feet. Mary Magdalene had, we must remember, already heard the words "Touch Me not" (John 20:17), but, if we suppose her to have rejoined the other women, passionate and rejoicing love carried her, as it carried the others, beyond the limits of reverential obedience.

Worshipped him.--The word does not necessarily imply a new form of homage. The prostration which it indicates had been practised before (Matthew 8:2; Matthew 9:18); though (it is right to add) by many persons not connected with the apostolic company, who came with definite petitions. It was the natural attitude of a suppliant servant before his master (Matthew 18:26). It was, perhaps, not till later that the disciples were led to feel that the attitude was one that was due to God and to the Man Christ Jesus, and to no other of the sons of men (Acts 10:26) or angels (Revelation 22:9). (See Note on Matthew 28:17.)

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. 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.
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