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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Luke 24:33–36

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33 And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and afound gathered together the eleven and bthose who were with them,

34 saying, “aThe Lord has really risen and bhas appeared to Simon.”

35 They began to relate 1their experiences on the road and how aHe was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.

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36 While they were telling these things, aHe Himself stood in their midst and * said to them, “Peace be to you.”

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A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.