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Matthew 28:17

When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   Abbott's New Testament;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Coffman Commentaries;   Barne's Notes;   Box's Commentaries on Selected Books;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Calvin's Commentary;   Cambridge Greek Testament;   Lapide's Commentary;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Daily Study Bible;   Darby's Synopsis;   Ellicott's Commentary;   Expositor's Greek Testament;   Family Bible New Testament;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Golden Chain Commentary;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Godbey's NT Commentary;   Everett's Study Notes;   Alford's Commentary;   Haydock's Catholic Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   The Bible Study New Testament;   Ironside's Notes;   Bengel's Gnomon;   Broadus on Matthew;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   Gray's Commentary;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   Wells of Living Water;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Pett's Bible Commentary;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   People's New Testament;   Benson's Commentary;   Robertson's Word Pictures;   Ryle's Exposiory Thougths;   Sermon Bible;   Schaff's New Testament Commentary;   Spurgeon's Verse Expositions;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Fourfold Gospel;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Vincent's Studies;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Doubting;   Galilee;   Jesus, the Christ;   Jesus Continued;   Thompson Chain Reference - Appears, Christ;   Christ;   Dead, the;   Doubters;   Faith-Unbelief;   Faithlessness;   Infidelity;   Mortality-Immortality;   Resurrection;   The Topic Concordance - Disciples/apostles;   Evangelism;   Sending and Those Sent;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Ministers;   Resurrection of Christ, the;  

Dictionaries:

- Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Thomas;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Appear, Appearance;   Disciple, Discipleship;   Great Commission, the;   Jesus Christ;   Nations, the;   Resurrection;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Angel;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Resurrection of Christ;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Church;   Disciples;   Jesus, Life and Ministry of;   Matthew, the Gospel of;   Resurrection of Jesus Christ;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Doubt;   Resurrection;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Certainty (2);   Church (2);   Commission;   Discourse;   Doubt;   Logia;   Miracles;   Missions;   Prayer (2);   Pre-Eminence ;   Resurrection of Christ;   Reverence;   Sacraments;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chief parables and miracles in the bible;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Jesus of Nazareth;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Adoration;   Philip (2);  

Devotionals:

- Every Day Light - Devotion for March 14;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
And when they saw Him, they fell down and worshiped Him; but some doubted.

The Complete Jewish Bible
When they saw him, they prostrated themselves before him; but some hesitated.

American Standard Version
And when they saw him, they worshipped [him]; but some doubted.

Bible in Basic English
And when they saw him they gave him worship: but some were in doubt.

English Revised Version
And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

Contemporary English Version
They saw him and worshiped him, but some of them doubted.

English Standard Version
And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.

Easy-to-Read Version
On the mountain the followers saw Jesus. They worshiped him. But some of the followers did not believe that it was really Jesus.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
And when they sawe him, they worshipped him: but some douted.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
And when they saw him, they worshipped him; but some of them were doubtful.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
And when they sawe hym, they worshypped hym: But some doubted.

Darby's Translation
And when they saw him, they did homage to him: but some doubted.

King James Version (1611)
And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
And whan they sawe him, they fell downe before him: but some of them douted.

New Revised Standard
When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And seeing him they adored: but some doubted.

James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta
And when they beheld him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

Weymouth New Testament
There they saw Him and prostrated themselves before Him. Yet some doubted.

Good News Translation
When they saw him, they worshiped him, even though some of them doubted.

Holman Christian Standard
When they saw Him, they worshiped, but some doubted.

Mace New Testament (1729)
and when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And seeing Him, they worshiped Him. But they doubted.

New Living Translation
When they saw him, they worshiped him – but some of them still doubted!

New International Version
When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.

King James Version
And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

New Century Version
On the mountain they saw Jesus and worshiped him, but some of them did not believe it was really Jesus.

New Life Version
When they saw Jesus, they worshiped Him. But some did not believe.

Hebrew Names Version
When they saw him, they bowed down to him, but some doubted.

International Standard Version
When they saw him, they worshiped him, though some had doubts.

John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta
And when they saw him, they worshipped him; but from them some had doubted.

New American Standard Version
When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.

The Emphasised Bible
and, seeing him, they worshipped, but, some, doubted.

Revised Standard Version
And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted.

Tyndale Bible
And when they sawe hym they worshipped him. But some of them douted.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
And when they saw him, they worshiped [him]; but some doubted.

The Webster Bible
And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted.

World English Bible
When they saw him, they bowed down to him, but some doubted.

Wesley's New Testament (1755)
And when they saw him they worshiped him, tho' some had doubted.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
And thei sayn hym, and worschipiden; but summe of hem doutiden.

Young's Literal Translation
and having seen him, they bowed to him, but some did waver.

The Message
The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally.

Lexham English Bible
And when they*Here "when" is supplied as a component of the participle ("saw") which is understood as temporal saw him, they worshiped him,*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation but some doubted.

Contextual Overview

16Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
when
16:28
worshipped
9; Psalms 2:12; 45:11; John 5:23
but
1 Corinthians 15:6

Cross-References

Genesis 28:1
Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him: "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.

Genesis 28:13
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: "I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.

Genesis 28:22
And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God's house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You."

Exodus 3:6
Moreover He said, "I am the God of your father--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.

Judges 13:22
And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely die, because we have seen God!"

2 Chronicles 5:14
so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

Ecclesiastes 5:1
Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.

Matthew 17:6
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.

Luke 2:9
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.

Luke 8:35
Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And when, they saw him, they worshipped him,.... With divine adoration, as the eternal Son of God; for so he was now declared to be by his resurrection from the dead, Romans 1:4,

but some doubted; or "some of them", as the Syriac and Arabic versions render it; that is, some of the eleven disciples: not that they doubted now that Christ was risen from the dead; since he had appeared several times to them before this, and had given them all the proofs of the truth of his resurrection they could desire; but they, who worshipped him now in Galilee, had doubted before in Jerusalem; not only Thomas, but all of them: they looked upon the words of the women as idle tales; nor did the rest believe the two disciples, with whom Christ travelled to Emmaus: wherefore he upbraids them for their unbelief, Luke 24:11, or else the sense is, that some of them, though they believed Christ was risen from the dead, of which they had had the strongest assurance; yet they doubted whether what they then saw on the mountain was he, or whether it was not a spirit, or a mere phantom; and therefore, as in the next verse, he "came" nearer to them, when they knew him: or else this may be understood of some of the seventy disciples, or of the five hundred brethren, who saw him at this time, and at first had some doubts of his resurrection, but were afterwards fully satisfied.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

They worshipped him - Paid him honour as the Messiah.

But some doubted - As, for example, Thomas, John 20:25. The disciples had not expected his resurrection; they were therefore slow to believe. The mention of their doubting shows that they were honest men that they were not easily imposed on that they had not previously agreed to affirm that he had risen - that they were convinced only by the strength of the evidence. Their caution in examining the evidence; their slowness to believe; their firm conviction after all their doubts; and their willingness to show their conviction even by their “death,” is most conclusive proof that they were “not” deceived in regard to the fact of his resurrection.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

But some doubted - That is, Thomas only at first doubted. The expression simply intimates, that they did not all believe at that time. See the same form noticed on Matthew 26:8; (note), and Matthew 27:44; (note).


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the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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