Luke 24

The Resurrection

a But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb b taking the spices they had prepared. And they found c the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold d two e men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were f frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, g while he was still in Galilee, h that the Son of Man i must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and j be crucified and on k the third day rise.” And l they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they m told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was n Mary Magdalene and o Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and p they did not believe them. 12 But q Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw r the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

On the Road to Emmaus

13 That very day s two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles
Greek sixty stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
from Jerusalem,
14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16  u But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was v a prophet w mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and x how our chief priests and y rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was z the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now aa the third day since these things happened. 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. ab They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and ac when they did not find his body, they came back saying that ad they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24  ae Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 25 And he said to them, O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26  af Was it not necessary that ag the Christ should suffer these things and enter into ah his glory?” 27 And ai beginning with aj Moses and ak all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. al He acted as if he were going farther, 29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and am the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and an blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31  ao And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And ap he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other aq Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he ar opened to us the Scriptures?” 33 And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they as found the eleven and at those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and au has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and av how he was known to them in aw the breaking of the bread.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 As they were talking about these things ax Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, Peace to you!” 37 But they were ay startled and az frightened and ba thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. bb Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this bc he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved bd for joy and were marveling be he said to them, Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish
Some manuscripts add and some honeycomb
43 and he took it and ate before them.

44 Then he said to them, bg These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you bh that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then bi he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, Thus bj it is written bk that the Christ should suffer and on the third day bl rise from the dead, 47 and that bm repentance and
Some manuscripts for
forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed bo in his name bp to all nations bq beginning from Jerusalem.
48  br You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending bs the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you bt are clothed with bu power bv from on high.”

The Ascension

50 Then bw he led them out as far as bx Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them by he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they bz worshiped him and ca returned to Jerusalem cb with great joy, 53 and cc were continually in the temple cd blessing God.

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