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Luke 24:37

37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.

Read Luke 24:37 Using Other Translations

But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit.
But the whole group was startled and frightened, thinking they were seeing a ghost!

What does Luke 24:37 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 24:37

But they were terrified and affrighted
At the sight of him, and at his sudden appearance among them, without being heard, or seen before, and the doors shut and bolted; they could not tell how to account for it, that it should be Jesus himself risen from the dead in his own body, though they had been just speaking of his resurrection, and had had a confirmation of it from the disciples that went to Emmaus: and supposed that they had seen a spirit;
that what they saw was a phantom, or apparition, or a spirit, that had assumed, and appeared in, the shape of Jesus, and was not he himself.

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