Luke 24:3

3 but when they went in, they did not find the body.

Luke 24:3 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 24:3

And they entered in
To the sepulchre, being invited, encouraged, and led on by the angel that sat upon the stone; for the Jews' sepulchres were built large enough for persons to go into; (See Gill on Mark 16:5) and found not the body of the Lord Jesus;
as they expected, having seen him put there, and had observed in what cave in the sepulchre, and in what form he was laid.

Luke 24:3 In-Context

1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.
2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
3 but when they went in, they did not find the body.
4 While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.
5 The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other ancient authorities add [of the Lord Jesus]
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