New International Version
He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow to believe 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O fools and slow of heart to believe - Inconsiderate men, justly termed such, because they had not properly attended to the description given of the Messiah by the prophets, nor to his teaching and miracles, as proofs that He alone was the person they described.
Slow of heart - Backward, not easy to be persuaded of the truth, always giving way to doubtfulness and distrust. This very imperfection in them is a strong evidence of the truth of the doctrine which they afterwards believed, and proclaimed to the world. Had they not had the fullest assurance of these things, they never would have credited them; and it is no small honor to the new-covenant Scriptures that such persons were chosen, first, to believe them; secondly, to proclaim them in the world; and, thirdly, to die on the evidence of those truths, the blessed influence of which they felt in their own hearts, and fully exemplified in their lives.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
O fools. Rather, inconsiderate men, [anoetos,] justly termed such, because they had not attended to the description of the Messiah by the prophets, nor to His teaching and miracles, as proofs that He alone was the person described.
Eversley, 1856. St. Luke xxiv. 5, 6. "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen." This is a very solemn day; for on this day the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. The question for us is, how ought we to keep it? that is, what sort of thoughts ought to be in our minds upon this day? Now, many most excellent and pious persons, and most pious books, seem to think that we ought to-day to think as much as possible of the sufferings of our Blessed Lord; and because we …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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The Living Dead
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."
Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus."
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures 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,
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