Luke 24

The Resurrection

On the first [day] of the week, very early in the morning, [the women] came to the tomb, bringing [the] spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them. As [the women] bowed [their] faces to the ground in terror, [the two men] asked them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you while He was still in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into [the] hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.’” Then they remembered His words. And when they returned from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and to all the others. 10  It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the [mother] of James, and the other women with them [who] told [this] to the apostles. 11  But their words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe [the women] . 12  Peter, however, got up [and] ran to the tomb. And [after] bending down [and] seeing only the linen cloths, he went away wondering to himself what had happened.

The Road to Emmaus

13  That same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles
Greek sixty stadia, about 11 kilometers
. . . from Jerusalem.
14  They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15  And as they talked and deliberated, Jesus Himself came up [and] walked along with them. 16  But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him. 17  He asked them, “What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?” They stood still, with sadness on their faces. 18  One [of them] , named Cleopas, asked Him, “ {Are} You the only visitor to Jerusalem [who] {does} not know the things that have happened [there] in recent days?” 19  “What things?” He asked. “The events involving Jesus of Nazareth,” they answered. “ [This] man was a prophet, powerful in speech and action before God and all the people. 20  [Our] chief priests and rulers delivered Him up to [the] sentence of death, and they crucified Him. 21  But we were hoping He was the [One who] would redeem Israel. And besides all [this] , [it] is [the] third day since these things took place. 22  Furthermore, some of our women astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23  but they did not find His body. They came [and] told [us] they had seen a vision of angels who said that [Jesus] was alive. 24  Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found [it] just as the women had described. But Him they did not see.”

Jesus Opens the Scriptures

25  Then [Jesus] said to them, “O foolish [ones] , [how] slow are your hearts to believe all that the prophets have spoken. 26  Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and then to enter His glory?” 27  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what [ was written ] in all the Scriptures about Himself. 28  As they approached the village where they were headed, He seemed to be going farther. 29  But they pleaded with Him, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.” So He went in to stay with them. 30  While He was reclining [at the table] with them, He took bread, spoke a blessing and broke [it] , [and] gave [it] to them. 31  Then their eyes were opened and they recognized [Jesus] — and He disappeared from [their sight] . 32  They asked one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us as He spoke with us on the road [and] opened the Scriptures to us?” 33  And they got up [that] very hour [and] returned to Jerusalem. [There] they found the Eleven and those with them, gathered together 34  [and] saying, “The Lord has indeed risen and has appeared to Simon!” 35  Then [the two] told what had happened on the road, and how they had recognized [Jesus] in the breaking of the bread.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36  While they were describing these [events] , [Jesus] Himself stood among them and said, “Peace [be] with you.” 37  But they were startled and frightened, thinking they had seen a spirit. 38  “Why are you troubled,” [Jesus] asked, “and why {do} doubts arise in your hearts? 39  Look at My hands and My feet. It is I Myself. Touch Me and see— for a spirit {does} not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” 40  And [when] He had said this, He showed them [His] hands and feet. 41  While they were still in disbelief because of [their] joy and amazement, He asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42  So they gave Him a piece of broiled fish,
BYZ and TR include and some honeycomb
43  and He took [it] [and] ate [it] in front of them.

Jesus Unveils the Scriptures

44  [Jesus] said to them, “These [are] the words I spoke to you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that [is] written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and [the] Psalms.” 45  Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. 46  And He told them, “This [is] [what] is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from [the] dead [on] the third day, 47  and in His name repentance and forgiveness of sins will be proclaimed to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. 48  You are witnesses of these things. 49  And behold, I am sending the promise of My Father upon you. But remain in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

The Ascension

50  [When] [Jesus] had led them out as far as Bethany, He lifted up His hands [and] blessed them. 51  While He was blessing them, He left them and was carried up into heaven. 52  And they worshiped Him [and] returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53  praising God continually in the temple.
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