Luke 24:38

38 He said to them, "Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Luke 24:38 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 24:38

And he said unto them, why are ye troubled
Who had more reason to rejoice, and be glad, as they were when they knew that it was Jesus: and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
whether what they saw was Jesus, or an apparition, which gave them a great deal of trouble and uneasiness, and filled them with fright and terror; as it was, and is usual with persons when they fancy they see a spirit, or an apparition; see ( Matthew 14:26 ) .

Luke 24:38 In-Context

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?
39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.