“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”
King James Version (KJV)
Muqbool's comment on 2015-09-01 05:41:41:
When Mary recognised her Lord her first reaction was to hug him full of emotion. Jesus pleaded with her to be mindful of his wounds and internal injuries as he was still alive and in the same body.
George Wagner's comment on 2015-04-22 11:01:36:
I sent a comment on this verse on the 20th. I believe salvation is so pure that Jesus would not allow anyone to touch Him after His ressurection until His high priestly job was complete and He returned to earth and then and only then allowed human contact.I would like to add this thought to clarify about my sharing the gospel,I believe that we gain wisdom and understanding the more our hearts have a burden for others, I would not tell people about salvation if I didn 't care about their eternal soul. I believe salvation is so pure that God had a pure and perfect plan. God bless!
George Wagner's comment on 2015-04-20 12:03:47:
I personally believe that Jesus became officially the "Christ ", after the ressurection. He was only called the "Christ " once, and that was when Peter said "thou art the "Christ " the son of the living God. He at the resurrection became our high priest, and was on a mission to present the precious Blood to the Holy of Holes in Heaven. Just like our examples in the old testament, when the priest had to wash and present himself to be clean before he would enter into the Holy of Holies. "Christ " also had to present Himself into the Holy of Holies totally spotless from this world. When He came back He allowed people to touch Him, His work was complete and Salvation plan was finished, once and forever. Amen, God bless all who read this! I personally have shared the plan of salvation thousands of times, and lead hundreds to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and that makes me qualified to write this!
James Taylor's comment on 2015-04-05 17:47:19:
I think that statement is a result of protecting her from radiation. Until he ascended unto the Father for decontamination. He could not be touched by earthly beings. He ascended to the Father before he let Thomas touch Him. Then He returned to complete His earthly mission. mistranslation. something sei
Elizabeth L Xavier's comment on 2014-08-13 00:55:14:
I believe that John 20 17 is saying that Jesus had newly come out of the Baptism, which mentioned to the two apostles who wanted to seat at the thrown side by side with Him in Heaven. He told them that even if they could sit on the thrown the could not go through that baptism which must have happened just before He was resurrected. Touching Him in His glory before this glory was apprehended by the Father, would have defiled that glory. I can only believe that Jesus must have spent time with the Father after His resurrection, before He allowed Himself to mingle with His fellow disciples who were pure human being. Notice that Jesus simple walked through closed doors, and He appeared and vanished from His disciples after His resurrection. The Spirit form of Jesus was more obvious after His resurrection, in that His disciples did not know Him right away, when He walked into their midst
gary's comment on 2014-05-03 07:24:17:
In John 20 17, Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not For I am not yet ascended to my Father but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and to your Father and to my God and your God. Do I understand that Jesus would not descend to Heaven for forty days. But why did Jesus not want Mary to touch him but later before he ascended let Thomas touch him to prove that He was actually Jeasus? Thank you and God Bless you all.
Raymond mccaw's comment on 2014-04-20 14:36:01:
The blood had not yet covered the seat in heaven as same as the offering for sin in the old testament could not be touched until it was made holy
David's comment on 2013-10-26 07:17:07:
Note some translations read clinging vs touching. also note messiah's role was changing from lamb to high priest (Hebrews) . Jesus needed Mary to let the others know he would see them after presenting his sacrifice to the father. There would be time later for Mary to see him.
henriette's comment on 2013-05-20 07:47:46:
verse 28 Blows the co-equal/co-eternal doctrine right out of the water!
Paul's comment on 2012-09-20 06:13:18:
I am trying to understand this phrase in relation to when Thomas touched Jesus wound. Did Jesus ascend to Heaven shortly after rising then return to be with his apostles
john hicks's comment on 2012-03-27 00:52:42:
jesus went to the father and his body was glorify and he came back