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Luke 24:37 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But they, being confounded and being frightened, supposed they beheld a spirit.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, being agitated and becoming, afraid, they began to imagine, that, upon a spirit, they were looking.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and being amazed, and becoming affrighted, they were thinking themselves to see a spirit.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But they being troubled and frightened, supposed that they saw a spirit.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But they were terrified, and afrighted, and supposed that they had seene a spirit.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And they were troubled, and were in fear; for they thought they beheld a spirit.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they were in trepidation and fear, for they supposed they saw a spirit.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
they were terrified 4422
{4422} Prime
Probably akin to the alternate of G4098 (through the idea of causing to fall) or to G4072 (through that of causing to fly away); to scare.
<5685> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 215
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
affrighted, 1719
{1719} Prime
From G1722 and G5401; in fear, that is, alarmed.
{1096} Prime
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
<5637> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 137
and supposed 1380
{1380} Prime
A prolonged form of a primary verb δόκω [[doko]], {dok'-o} (used only as an alternate in certain tenses; compare the base of G1166); of the same meaning; to think; by implication to seem (truthfully or uncertainly).
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
that they had seen 2334
{2334} Prime
From a derivative of G2300 (perhaps by adverb of G3708); to be a spectator of, that is, discern, (literally, figuratively [experience] or intensively [acknowledge]).
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
a spirit. 4151
{4151} Prime
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 24:37-38

_ _ a spirit — the ghost of their dead Lord, but not Himself in the body (Acts 12:15; Matthew 14:26).

_ _ thoughts — rather, “reasonings”; that is, whether He were risen or no, and whether this was His very self.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 24:36-49.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Luke 16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
1 Samuel 28:13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.
Job 4:14-16 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. ... It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image [was] before mine eyes, [there was] silence, and I heard a voice, [saying],
Matthew 14:26-27 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. ... But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
Mark 6:49-50 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: ... For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
Acts 12:15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.
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