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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - John 20:1-10

There was no one thing of which the apostles were more concerned to produce substantial proof than the resurrection of their Master, 1. Because it was that which he himself appealed to as the last and most cogent proof of his being the Messiah. Those that would not believe other signs were referred to this sign of the prophet Jonas. And therefore enemies were most solicitous to stifle the notice of this, because it was put on this issue, and, if he be risen, they are not only murderers, but... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - John 20:1-10

20:1-10 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Mary from Magdala came to the tomb; and she saw the stone taken away from the tomb. So she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and she said to them: "They have taken the Lord away from the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they set out for the tomb. The two were running together. The other disciple ran... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - John 20:1-10

One of the illuminating things in this story is that Peter was still the acknowledged leader of the apostolic band. It was to him that Mary went. In spite of his denial of Jesus--and a story like that would not be long in being broadcast--Peter was still the leader. We often talk of Peter's weakness and instability, but there must have been something outstanding about a man who could face his fellow-men after that disastrous crash into cowardice; there must have been something about a man whom... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - John 20:10

Then the disciples ,.... Peter and John, after they had seen and examined things, and satisfied themselves as much as they could: went away again unto their own home ; or "to themselves", as in the original text, and so the Vulgate Latin reads it; not that the meaning is, that they had been out of their minds, and proper exercise of them, and now came to themselves; but they returned to their own company, to the rest of the disciples they left at home, who were as themselves. The Syriac... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - John 20:10

Unto their own home - Either to their own houses, if they still had any; or to those of their friends, or to those where they had a hired lodging, and where they met together for religious purposes. See John 20:19 . read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - John 20:10

Verse 10 10.Then the disciples went away again to their own homes. It is possible that their minds were still in a state of doubt and uncertainty, when they returned home; for, though John says that they believed, yet their faith was not strong, but was only some confused remembrance of the miracle and resembled a trance, until it was more fully confirmed; and indeed, a strong faith could not be produced merely by the sight which they had beheld. Besides, Christ did not present himself to their... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 20:1-10

(1) The process of John's own personal conviction, by the discovery that the sepulcher was deserted. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 20:1-10

The Resurrection: Peter and John at the sepulcher. We approach an event which bespeaks a new life for Christ and a new life for man. I. IT IS A WOMAN WHO IS FIRST AT THE TOMB ON THE RESURRECTION MORN . "The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulcher." 1. She evidently was not alone during the whole scene , but she seems to have reached the sepulcher before... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 20:1-31

2. The complete glorification of Jesus in his resurrection. The record pauses for the awful day of that great sabbath, and resumes the marvelous recital when the greatest event in the history of the world is assumed and asserted to have taken place. Heathen and foes admit the fact of the death of Jesus; the evidence is overwhelming, multiform, sufficient to establish itself to the ordinary reason of mankind. It is a matter of indubitable history. The proof was given to all the world; but... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 20:10

The disciples then again departed to their own homes . πρὸς αὐτοῦς £ corresponds with Luke 24:12 , to the πρὸς ἑαυτόν to which Peter returned. Here, again, there is a vivid touch of individuality. £ John's own home contained the mother of the Lord. Around Peter were gathered the other apostles, and they were shortly to be joined by John himself. To them the more detailed report of the language of the angel would be repeated a hundred times. The "other Mary," Salome, Joanna,... read more

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