Luke 24:40

40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.

Luke 24:40 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 24:40

And when he had thus spoken
And put them into a method of satisfying themselves by their senses: he showed them his hands and his feet;
that is, he held them forth to be seen and handled by them, which no doubt they did; and which were the infallible proofs by which he showed himself alive to them after his passion; and by which they knew the truth of his incarnation, or that he assumed a true and real body, and of the resurrection of the same body; see ( Acts 1:3 ) ( 1 John 1:1 ) .

Luke 24:40 In-Context

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.
41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other ancient authorities lack verse 40]