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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 24:13-35

This appearance of Christ to the two disciples going to Emmaus was mentioned, and but just mentioned, before (Mark 16:12); here it is largely related. It happened the same day that Christ rose, the first day of the new world that rose with him. One of these two disciples was Cleopas or Alpheus, said by the ancients to be the brother of Joseph, Christ's supposed father; who the other was is not certain. Some think it was Peter; it should seem indeed that Christ did appear particularly to Peter... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 24:13-35

24:13-35 Now--look you--on that same day two of them were on the way to a village called Emmaus, which is about seven miles from Jerusalem; and they talked with each other about all the things which had happened. As they talked about them, and discussed them, Jesus himself came up to them and joined them on their way. But their eyes were fastened so that they did not recognize him. He said to them, "What words are these that you are exchanging with each other as you walk?" And they stood with... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 24:15

And it came to pass, that while they communed together ,.... About the above said things: and reasoned ; with one another; about the truth and credibility of the late report: Jesus himself drew near : the Persic version adds, "suddenly"; he came up at once to them, as if he had been a traveller on the road, and overtook them: and went with them ; joined himself in company to them, and travelled with them. read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 24:15

And reasoned - Συζητειν , concerning the probability or improbability of Christ being the Messiah, or of his resurrection from the dead. It was a laudable custom of the Jews, and very common also, to converse about the law in all their journeyings; and now they had especial reason to discourse together, both of the law and the prophets, from the transactions which had recently taken place. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 24:1-49

THE RESURRECTION . All the four evangelists give an account of the Resurrection. None of the four, however, attempt to give a history of it simply from a human point of sight. Each Gospel probably reproduces the special points dwelt on in certain great centres of Christian teaching, in what we should now term different schools of thought. (Attempts have been made by theological scholars to classify these as Jewish, Gentile, Greek, Roman; but only with indifferent success). The... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 24:13-32

Privilege; unconscious companionship; incredulity. In this most interesting narrative, beside a very pleasing and attractive picture, we have a variety of lessons. We may gather instruction respecting— I. OUR LORD 'S ELECTIVE LOVE . It was a very great favour he granted to these two men. Why, we ask, was it rendered to them ? Of one we do not even know his name, and of the other nothing but his name. Why was so rare and high a privilege accorded to these obscure disciples,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 24:13-32

Further lessons by the way. Other lessons beside those already gleaned (see preceding homily) await our hand in this instructive story. I. THE THREAD OF TRIAL WHICH RUNS THROUGH THE FABRIC OF OUR LIFE . On one occasion our Lord asked a question of one of his disciples, and of that question it is said, "This he said to prove him" ( John 6:6 ). There were other occasions, e.g. that of the blind beggars by the wayside, and that of the Syro-phoenician woman,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 24:13-35

The meeting with the risen Jesus on the way to Emmaus. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 24:13-35

Emmaus. (For a beautiful paraphrase of this Scripture, see the passage in Cowper's poem 'Conversation,' beginning, "It happened on a solemn eventide." The incident is presented by him as an illustration of converse "such as it behoves man to maintain, and such as God approves." And it is impossible to resist the appropriateness of the lesson which is enforced.) The time of the memorable appearance is the afternoon, probably between four and six; and its prominent persons are two disciples,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 24:13-35

The risen Christ the best Escort on the pilgrim, age of life. We left Peter in perplexity, but he and John must have returned to the rest of the disciples, and reported the emptiness of the sepulchre, but that they had not seen the Risen One (verse 24). John does not seem to have communicated his own convictions unto the others. Most likely he is turning the matter over in his mind, as contemplative and deep-thinking men will do before giving a public pronouncement. Meanwhile there is a... read more

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