Luke 24:45

45 Then 1he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

Luke 24:45 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 24:45

Then opened he their understanding
He not only opened their hearts, to attend to what he said, and the proofs he gave of his resurrection from the dead in a true body; but he removed the veil from the eyes of their minds, and gave them an understanding of the sacred writings, respecting this matter:

that they might understand the Scriptures;
concerning his sufferings, death, and resurrection, which they were very ignorant of before, and which were as a sealed book unto them, ( John 20:9 ) though they had been from their infancy brought up to the reading of the Scriptures, and had had the advantage of Christ's ministry for some years; which shows the necessity of the special illumination of the Spirit, and the influence of his grace to remove the darkness of the mind, and give the true sense of the sacred writings.

Luke 24:45 In-Context

43 and he took it and ate before them.
44 Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled."
45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,
46 and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead,
47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver. 32; [Job 33:16; Psalms 119:18; Acts 16:14; 1 John 5:20]
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