Read Luke 24:21 Using Other Translations
But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.
We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel. This all happened three days ago.