Luke 24:46

46 and said to them, "Thus 1it is written, 2that the Christ should suffer and on the third day 3rise from the dead,

Luke 24:46 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 24:46

And he said unto them, thus it is written
In the above cited books of the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms; not what after follows, in so many words, but the matter and substance thereof:

and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the
third day;
it was necessary, both because of the decree and appointment of God, and because of the prophecies and predictions of the Old Testament; see ( Luke 24:25 Luke 24:26 ) .

Luke 24:46 In-Context

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.
48 You are witnesses of these things.

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