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Luke 24:38-39

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24:38 Then 1  he said to them, “Why are you frightened, 2  and why do doubts 3  arise in your hearts? 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet; it’s me! 4  Touch me and see; a ghost 5  does not have flesh and bones like you see I have.”

1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.

2 tn Or “disturbed,” “troubled.”

3 tn The expression here is an idiom; see BDAG 58 s.v. ἀναβαίνω 2. Here καρδία (kardia) is a collective singular; the expression has been translated as plural in English.

sn Jesus calls the disciples to faith with a gentle rebuke about doubts and a gracious invitation to see for themselves the evidence of his resurrection.

4 tn Grk “that it is I myself.”

5 tn See tc note on “ghost” in v. 37.



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