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:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, O senseless and slow of heart to believe in 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!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O fools - The word "fool" sometimes is a term of reproach denoting "wickedness." In this sense we are forbidden to employ it in addressing another, Matthew 5:22. That, however, is a different word in the Greek from the one which occurs here. The one there used implies contempt, but the one employed in this place denotes "weakness or dulness." He reproached them for not seeing what he had himself so clearly predicted, and what had been foretold by the prophets. The word used in the original does not imply as much "reproach" as the word "fool" does among us. It was not an expression of "contempt;" it was an expression denoting merely that they were "thoughtless," and that they did not properly "attend to" the evidence that he must die and rise again.
Slow of heart to believe - Not quick to perceive. Dull of learning. They had suffered their previous opinions and prejudices to prevent their seeing the evidence that he must die and rise from the dead.
All that the prophets have spoken - Respecting the character and sufferings of the Messiah. See the notes at Luke 24:27.
LibraryMarch 23 Evening
They constrained him, saying, Abide with us.--LUKE 24:29. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.--Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?--I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Peter Alone with Jesus
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xxiv. 36, "He Himself Stood in the Midst of Them, and Saith unto Them, Peace be unto You," Etc.
Beginning at Jerusalem
"The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."
"Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just exactly as the women also had said; but Him they did not see."
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify 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 according to the Scriptures,
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