Luke 24:11

11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.

Luke 24:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
ESV
11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.
NLT
11 But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it.
MSG
11 but the apostles didn't believe a word of it, thought they were making it all up.
CSB
11 But these words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe the women.

Luke 24:11 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 24:11

And their words seemed to them as idle tales
As fabulous things, as mere whims, and the fancies of their brains: "as a dream", according to the Persic version; or, "as a jest", as the Arabic version renders it. They looked upon them as mere deceptions and delusions, and not real things; the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions read, "these words"; what they related concerning what they saw, and heard, at the sepulchre:

and they believed them not:
for they had no thought, nor expectation of Christ's rising from the dead; they did not know that he was to rise again, according to the Scriptures; nor did they understand him when he told them of his rising again; and had no faith in it, nor hope concerning it, and could give no credit to it, when it was told them; and the Arabic version reads, "they did not believe it"; the word or report which the women delivered to them.

Luke 24:11 In-Context

9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.
10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.
11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.

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