Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 20:9
- For (gar).
- Explanatory use of gar.
- The Scripture (thn graphn).
- Probably Psalms 16:10. Jesus had repeatedly foretold his resurrection, but that was all forgotten in the great sorrow on their hearts. Only the chief priests and Pharisees recalled the words of Jesus (Matthew 27:62).
- Must (dei).
- For this use of dei concerning Christ's death and resurrection see Mark 8:31; Matthew 26:54; Luke 9:22; 17:25; 22:37; 24:7,26,44 John 3:14; 12:34; Acts 1:16. Jesus had put emphasis on both the fact and the necessity of his resurrection which the disciples slowly perceived.