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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 24:1-12

The manner of the re-uniting of Christ's soul and body in his resurrection is a mystery, one of the secret things that belong not to us; but the infallible proofs of his resurrection, that he did indeed rise from the dead, and was thereby proved to be the Son of God, are things revealed, which belong to us and to our children. Some of them we have here in these verses, which relate the same story for substance that we had in Matthew and Mark. I. We have here the affection and respect which the... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 24:1-12

24:1-12 On the first day of the week, at the first streaks of dawn, the women came to the tomb, bearing the spices which they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They entered in, but they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were at a loss what to make of this--look you--two men stood by them in flashing raiment. They were afraid, and they bowed their faces to the ground. But they said to them, "Why are you looking for him who is alive among the dead?... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 24:5

And as they were afraid ,.... That is, the women were afraid of these angels; these bright appearances and majestic forms, as it was usual for good men and women to be, as appears from the cases of Zacharias, the Virgin Mary, and others: and bowed down their faces to the earth , through great fear and reverence of these heavenly spirits, and as not being able to bear the lustre of their countenances and garments: they said unto them , that is, the angels: why seek ye the living... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 24:5

Why seek ye the living among the dead? - This was a common form of speech among the Jews, and seems to be applied to those who were foolishly, impertinently, or absurdly employed. As places of burial were unclean, it was not reasonable to suppose that the living should frequent them; or that if any was missing he was likely to be found in such places. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 24:1-12

The Resurrection-morning. Who are the witnesses to the Resurrection? What is the evidence on which it was believed by the first disciples?—on which it is received by all Christians still? I. THE WITNESSES ARE THE HOLY WOMEN AND THE APOSTLES . It is ( Luke 24:1 ) the very early morning: "while it was yet dark," says St. John; "as the day began to dawn," says St. Matthew; "at the rising of the sun," says St. Mark. Then the women hasten towards the sepulchre. How many... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 24:1-12

Side-lights from the Resurrection. The simple, unpretending story of the Resurrection, as here narrated, brings into view other truths than that great and supreme fact of the rising of our Lord. We have our attention called to— I. THE CONSTANCY AND THE EAGERNESS OF TRUE AFFECTION , ( Luke 24:1 .) No thought had these women of deserting him whom they loved but whom the world hated and had now slain. On the contrary, the enmity of those that maligned and murdered him... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 24:1-12

The Resurrection discovered. When the women and the other mourners left the Lord's tomb on the evening of the Crucifixion, it was with the intention, after the sabbath was past, of completing the embalmment. This office of love seems to have been left largely to the women; for it is they who make their way, in the early morning of the first day of the week, to the sepulchre. They seem to have had no knowledge, for they had no apprehension, of the Roman guard, which was manifestly placed at... 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 24:5-6

The Resurrection and the Life. No smallest touch of censure can we trace in the words of these angels. On their errand of faithful love these women would not be greeted thus. It was but a strong, awakening appeal, calling them to consider that, while they had come in the right spirit, they had come on a superfluous mission, and were looking in the wrong place for their Lord. Not there in the tomb among the dead, but breathing the air of a life that would never be laid down, was he whom... read more

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