Luke 24:17

17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”They stood still, their faces downcast.

Luke 24:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And he said unto them,What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
ESV
17 And he said to them, "What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?" And they stood still, looking sad.
NLT
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?” They stopped short, sadness written across their faces.
MSG
17 He asked, "What's this you're discussing so intently as you walk along?"
CSB
17 Then He asked them, "What is this dispute that you're having with each other as you are walking?" And they stopped [walking and looked] discouraged.

Luke 24:17 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 24:17

And he said unto them
That is, "Jesus", as the Persic version, or "our Lord", as the Ethiopic version, expresses it:

what manner of communications are these, that ye have one to
another, as ye walk?
what is the subject of your discourse; what is it your conversation one with another turns upon in your journey?

and are sad?
what melancholy story are you telling to one another, which causes such sadness of countenance, and dejection of mind? for Christ by their countenances and gestures, as the shaking of their heads, and lifting up and wringing of their hands, could easily discern as man, as well as know as God, that they were full of sorrow and heaviness, and which were occasioned and increased by what they were talking of.

Luke 24:17 In-Context

15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;
16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”They stood still, their faces downcast.
18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.