Luke 18:34

34 The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.

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Luke 18:34 in Other Translations

KJV
34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
ESV
34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.
NLT
34 But they didn’t understand any of this. The significance of his words was hidden from them, and they failed to grasp what he was talking about.
MSG
34 But they didn't get it, could make neither heads nor tails of what he was talking about.
CSB
34 They understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.

Luke 18:34 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 18:34

And they understood none of these things
"Not one of them", as the Syriac and Persic versions render it; every article of his sufferings and death were unintelligible by them; they knew not how to understand him in any one point: or how to reconcile these things to the notions they had entertained of the temporal grandeur, and glory, of the Messiah, and his kingdom; and which shows their great ignorance of the prophecies of the Old Testament concerning these things.

And this saying,
or "thing"; for it answers to the Hebrew word (rbd) , which signifies any affair, or matter, as well as a word, or saying: and so here, the whole of this affair

was hid from them;
unless it should have a peculiar regard to that part of it, which expresses his resurrection from the dead; see ( Mark 9:10 ) or the delivery of him to the Gentiles, ( Luke 9:44 Luke 9:45 )

neither knew they the things which were spoken;
the meaning of them. The Ethiopic version leaves out this, and puts the former clause, by way of question, "and he said unto them, and is this saying hid from you?"

Luke 18:34 In-Context

32 He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him;
33 they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.”
34 The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.
35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Mark 9:32; Luke 9:45
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