11But on the first day of the week, at earlydawn, they came to the tombbringing the spiceswhich they had prepared.
And they found the stonerolledaway from the tomb,
but when they entered, they did not find the body of 2the LordJesus.
4While they were perplexedaboutthis, behold, 3twomen suddenly 4stoodnear them in dazzlingclothing;
and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living One among the dead?
"He is not here, but He 5has arisen. Rememberhow He spoke to you 6while He was still in Galilee,
7saying that 7the Son of Manmust be delivered into the hands of sinfulmen, and be crucified, and the thirddayriseagain."
And 8they remembered His words,
and returned from the tomb and reportedallthesethings to the eleven and to all the rest.
10Now they were 9MaryMagdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the otherwomen with them were tellingthesethings to 10the apostles.
But thesewordsappearedbto them as nonsense, and they 11would not believe them.
But Petergot up and 12ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linenwrappingsconly; and he wentaway13to his home, marveling at what had happened.
And behold, 14two of them were going that veryday to a villagenamedEmmaus, which was dabout sevenmiles from Jerusalem.
And they were talking with eachotheraboutallthesethings which had takenplace.
15While they were talking and discussing, JesusHimselfapproached and began traveling with them.
But 15their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.
And He said to them, "What are thesewords that you are exchanging with oneanother as you are walking?" And they stoodstill, lookingsad.
18One of them, namedCleopas, answered and said to Him, "Are You ethe onlyonevisitingJerusalem and unaware of the things which have happenedhere in thesedays?"
And He said to them, "Whatthings?" And they said to Him, "The things about16Jesus the Nazarene, who was a 17prophetmighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people,
and how the chiefpriests and our 18rulersdelivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him.
"But we were hoping that it was He who was going to 19redeemIsrael. Indeed, besidesallthis, it is the thirddaysincethesethingshappened.
"But alsosomewomenamong us amazed us. 20When they were at the tombearly in the morning,
and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had alsoseen a vision of angelswhosaid that He was alive.
24"Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it justexactly as the womenalso had said; but Him they did not see."
And He said to them, "Ofoolishmen and slow of heart to believe in all that 21the prophets have spoken!26"22Was it not necessary for the fChrist to sufferthesethings and to enter into His glory?"27Thenbeginninggwith 23Moses and hwith all the 24prophets, He explained to them the things concerningHimself in all the Scriptures.
And they approached the villagewhere they were going, and 25He acted as though He were goingfarther.
But they urged Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is getting towardevening, and the dayiis nownearlyover." So He went in to stay with them.
30When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and 26blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them.
31Then their 27eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from jtheir sight.
They said to oneanother, "kWere not our heartsburningwithin us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He 28was lexplaining the Scriptures to us?"
And they got up that veryhour and returned to Jerusalem, and 29foundgatheredtogether the eleven and 30thosewho were with them,
34saying, "31The Lord has reallyrisen and 32has appeared to Simon."
They began to relatemtheir experiences on the road and how33He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.
While they were tellingthesethings, 34He Himselfstood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be to you."37
But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing35a spirit.
And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubtsarise in your nhearts?39"36See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; 37touch Me and see, for a spirit does not haveflesh and bones as you see that I have."40
And when He had saidthis, He showed them His hands and His feet.
While they stillo38could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, "39Have you anythinghere to eat?"42
They gave Him a piece of a broiledfish;
and He took it and 40ate it before them.
44Now He said to them, "41These are My wordswhich I spoke to you while I was still with you, that allthings which are writtenabout Me in the 42Law of Moses and the Prophets and 43the Psalmsmust be fulfilled."45Then He 44opened their pminds to understand the Scriptures,
and He said to them, "45Thus it is written, that the qChrist would suffer and 46riseagain from the dead the thirdday,47and that 47repentancerfor forgiveness of sins would be proclaimedsin His name to 48all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.48"You are 49witnesses of thesethings.49"And behold, 50I am sendingforth the promise of My Father upon you; but 51you are to stay in the cityuntil you are clothed with power from on high."
And He led them out as far as 52Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven.
And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with greatjoy,
and were continually in the templetpraisingGod.