On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared1 and went to the tomb.
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.24
While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning3 stood beside them.
In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to 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 with you in Galilee:47'The Son of Man5 must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' "68
Then they remembered his words.79
When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.
It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them8 who told this to the apostles.911
But they did not believe10 the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves,11 and he went away,12 wondering to himself what had happened.
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven milesa from Jerusalem.1314
They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;1416
but they were kept from recognizing him.1517
He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?" They stood still, their faces downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas,16 asked him, "Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?"
19"What things?" he asked. "About Jesus of Nazareth,"17 they replied. "He was a prophet,18 powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.
The chief priests and our rulers19 handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;
but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.20 And what is more, it is the third day21 since all this took place.
In addition, some of our women amazed us.22 They went to the tomb early this morning
but didn't find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.
Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see."2325
He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!26Did not the Christb have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?"2427
And beginning with Moses25 and all the Prophets,26 he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.27