37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.

Other Translations of Luke 24:37

King James Version

37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

English Standard Version

37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit.

The Message

37 They thought they were seeing a ghost and were scared half to death.

New King James Version

37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit.

New Living Translation

37 But the whole group was startled and frightened, thinking they were seeing a ghost!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 24:37

Commentary on Luke 24:36-49

(Read Luke 24:36-49)

Jesus appeared in a miraculous manner, assuring the disciples of his peace, though they had so lately forsaken him, and promising spiritual peace with every blessing. Many troublesome thoughts which disquiet our minds, rise from mistakes concerning Christ. All the troublesome thoughts which rise in our hearts at any time, are known to the Lord Jesus, and are displeasing to him. He spake with them on their unreasonable unbelief. Nothing had passed but what was foretold by the prophets, and necessary for the salvation of sinners. And now all men should be taught the nature and necessity of repentance, in order to the forgiveness of their sins. And these blessings were to be sought for, by faith in the name of Jesus. Christ by his Spirit works on the minds of men. Even good men need to have their understandings opened. But that we may have right thoughts of Christ, there needs no more than to be made to understand the Scriptures.