11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.

Other Translations of Luke 24:11

King James Version

11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

English Standard Version

11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.

The Message

11 but the apostles didn't believe a word of it, thought they were making it all up.

New King James Version

11 And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.

New Living Translation

11 But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn't believe it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 24:11

Commentary on Luke 24:1-12

(Read Luke 24:1-12)

See the affection and respect the women showed to Christ, after he was dead and buried. Observe their surprise when they found the stone rolled away, and the grave empty. Christians often perplex themselves about that with which they should comfort and encourage themselves. They look rather to find their Master in his grave-clothes, than angels in their shining garments. The angels assure them that he is risen from the dead; is risen by his own power. These angels from heaven bring not any new gospel, but remind the women of Christ's words, and teach them how to apply them. We may wonder that these disciples, who believed Jesus to be the Son of God and the true Messiah, who had been so often told that he must die, and rise again, and then enter into his glory, who had seen him more than once raise the dead, yet should be so backward to believe his raising himself. But all our mistakes in religion spring from ignorance or forgetfulness of the words Christ has spoken. Peter now ran to the sepulchre, who so lately ran from his Master. He was amazed. There are many things puzzling and perplexing to us, which would be plain and profitable, if we rightly understood the words of Christ.