John 20:9
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New Living Translation
for until then they still hadn't understood the Scriptures that said Jesus must rise from the dead.

King James Bible
For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Darby Bible Translation
for they had not yet known the scripture, that he must rise from among the dead.

World English Bible
For as yet they didn't know the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

Young's Literal Translation
for not yet did they know the Writing, that it behoveth him out of the dead to rise again.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

20:9 For as yet - They had no thought of his rising again.

John 20:9 Parallel Commentaries

The Silence of Scripture
'And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.' --JOHN XX. 30, 31. It is evident that these words were originally the close of this Gospel, the following chapter being an appendix, subsequently added by the writer himself. In them we have the Evangelist's own acknowledgment of the incompleteness
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

The Lord is Risen Indeed
But now the Lord is risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. A s, in the animal economy [As, in the function of physical bodies], the action of the heart and of the lungs, though very different, are equally necessary for the maintenance of life, and we cannot say that either of them is more essentially requisite than the other; so, in the system of divine revelation, there are some truths, the knowledge and belief of which, singly considered, are fundamentals with respect
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Supposing Him to be the Gardener
It is not an unnatural supposition, surely; for if we may truly sing "We are a garden walled around, Chosen and made peculiar ground," that enclosure needs a gardener. Are we not all the plants of his right hand planting? Do we not all need watering and tending by his constant and gracious care? He says, "I am the true vine: my Father is the husbandman," and that is one view of it; but we may also sing, "My well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: and he fenced it, and gathered out the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 29: 1883

The Evidence of Our Lord's Wounds
Among us at this day we have many persons who are like Thomas--dubious, demanding signs and tokens, suspicious, and ofttimes sad. I am not sure that there is not a slight touch of Thomas in most of us. There are times and seasons when the strong man fails, and when the firm believer has to pause a while, and say, "Is it so?" It may be that our meditation upon the text before us may be of service to those who are touched with the malady which afflicted Thomas. Notice, before we proceed to our subject
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 34: 1888

Cross References
Matthew 22:29
Jesus replied, "Your mistake is that you don't know the Scriptures, and you don't know the power of God.

Luke 24:26
Wasn't it clearly predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his glory?"

Luke 24:46
And he said, "Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day.

John 2:22
After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this, and they believed both the Scriptures and what Jesus had said.

Acts 2:24
But God released him from the horrors of death and raised him back to life, for death could not keep him in its grip.

Acts 17:3
He explained the prophecies and proved that the Messiah must suffer and rise from the dead. He said, "This Jesus I'm telling you about is the Messiah."

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