Luke 24:36

36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."

Luke 24:36 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 24:36

And as they thus spake
While the two disciples, that came from Emmaus, were giving the above relation; just as they had finished it, and had scarcely done speaking: Jesus himself stood in the midst of them;
the apostles; who were assembled together in a certain house, the doors being shut for fear of the Jews; and it was on the evening of the same day Christ rose from the dead, and late at night; see ( John 20:19 ) and without hearing the doors opened, or the sound of the feet of Jesus, and without seeing him come in, and approach unto them, he, in a moment, at once, stood in the middle of them, as if he had immediately rose up out of the earth before them; and so the Persic version renders it, "Jesus rose up out the midst of them": by his power he opened the and secretly let himself in, and shut them again at once; and by the agility of his body moved so swiftly, that he was not discerned until he was among them, where he stood to be seen, and known by them; whereby he made that good in a corporeal sense, which he had promised in a spiritual sense, ( Matthew 18:20 ) and was an emblem of his presence in his churches, and with his ministers, to the end of the world. And saith unto them, peace be unto you;
which was an usual form of salutation among the Jews; (See Gill on John 20:19). The Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions add, "I am he, fear not"; but this clause is not in the Greek copies.

Luke 24:36 In-Context

34 They were saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!"
35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
38 He said to them, "Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other ancient authorities lack [and said to them, "Peace be with you."]