John 20:9
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New International Version
(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)

King James Bible
For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Darby Bible Translation
for they had not yet known the scripture, that he must rise from among [the] dead.

World English Bible
For as yet they didn't know the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

Young's Literal Translation
for not yet did they know the Writing, that it behoveth him out of the dead to rise again.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They knew not the scripture - Viz. Psalm 16:9, Psalm 16:10 : Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell - כי לא תעזב נפשי לשאול ki lo taazob naphshi l'sheol - For thou wilt not abandon my life to the grave, nor suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. It was certainly a reproach to the disciples that they had not understood this prophecy, when our Lord had given them often the most direct information concerning it. Christ had referred to the history of Jonah, Matthew 12:40, which was at once the type and the proof of his own resurrection. However, this ingenuous confession of John, in a matter so dishonorable to himself, is a full proof of his sincerity, and of the truth of his narration.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Matthew 16:21,22 From that time forth began Jesus to show to his disciples, how that he must go to Jerusalem...

Mark 8:31-33 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests...

Mark 9:9,10,31,32 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen...

Luke 9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

Luke 18:33,34 And they shall whip him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again...

Luke 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

Luke 24:44-46 And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled...


Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

Psalm 22:15,22 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to my jaws; and you have brought me into the dust of death...


Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces...

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust...

Isaiah 53:10-12 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed...

Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be your plagues; O grave...

Acts 2:25-32 For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved...

Acts 13:29-37 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulcher...

1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

May 20 Evening
Jesus saith unto her, Mary.--JOHN 20:16. Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by name: Thou art mine.--The sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name. And the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.--We have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Thomas and Jesus
'And after eight days, again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Then came Jesus.'--JOHN xx. 26. There is nothing more remarkable about the narrative of the resurrection, taken as a whole, than the completeness with which our Lord's appearances met all varieties of temperament, condition, and spiritual standing. Mary, the lover; Peter, the penitent; the two disciples on the way to Emmaus, the thinkers; Thomas, the stiff unbeliever--the presence of the Christ is enough for them all; it
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

Sermon for Thursday in Easter Week
How we ought to love God, and how Christ is a Master of the Eternal Good, wherefore we ought to love Him above all things; a Master of the Highest Truth, wherefore we ought to contemplate Him; and a Master of the Highest Perfectness, wherefore we ought to follow after Him without let or hindrance. John xx. 16.--"She turned herself and said unto Him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master." WHEN our Lord had risen from the dead, Mary Magdalene desired with her whole heart to behold our blessed Lord; and
Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler

Sermon for the First Sunday after Easter
(From the Gospel for the day) How we are to ascend by three stages to true peace and purity of heart. John xx. 19.--"Peace be to you." PEACE be with you," said our beloved Lord to His disciples after His resurrection. All men by nature desire rest and peace, and are ever striving after it in all their manifold actions, efforts, and labours; and yet to all eternity they will never attain to true peace, unless they seek it where alone it is to be found,--in God. What, then, are the means and ways to
Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler

Cross References
Matthew 22:29
Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.

Luke 24:26
Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?"

Luke 24:46
He told them, "This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

John 2:22
After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

Acts 2:24
But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

Acts 17:3
explaining and proving that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. "This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah," he said.

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