1But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they entered, they did not find the body of 2the Lord Jesus.
While they were perplexed about this, behold, 3two men suddenly 4stood near them in dazzling clothing;
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 risen. Remember how He spoke to you 6while He was still in Galilee,
saying that 7the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."
And 8they remembered His words,
and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
Now they were 9Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to 10the apostles.
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But these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they 11would not believe them.
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But Peter got up and 12ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away 13to his home, marveling at what had happened.
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And behold, 14two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem.
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And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place.
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them.
But 15their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.
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And He said to them, "What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?" And they stood still, looking sad.
One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, "Are You the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?"
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And He said to them, "What things?" And they said to Him, "The things about 16Jesus the Nazarene, who was a 17prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people,
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and how the chief priests and our 18rulers delivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him.
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"But we were hoping that it was He who was going to 19redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened.
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"But also some women among us amazed us. 20When they were at the tomb early in the morning,
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and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that He was alive.
"Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just exactly as the women also had said; but Him they did not see."
And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that 21the prophets have spoken!
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"22Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?"
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Then beginning with 23Moses and with all the 24prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
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And they approached the village where they were going, and 25He acted as though He were going farther.
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But they urged Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over." So He went in to stay with them.
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When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and 26blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them.
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Then their 27eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight.
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They said to one another, "Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He 28was explaining the Scriptures to us?"
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And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and 29found gathered together the eleven and 30those who were with them,
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saying, "31The Lord has really risen and 32has appeared to Simon."
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They began to relate their experiences on the road and how 33He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.
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While they were telling these things, 34He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be to you."
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But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing 35a spirit.
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And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?
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"36See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; 37touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
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And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
While they still 38could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, "39Have you anything here to eat?"
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They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish;
and He took it and 40ate it before them.
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Now He said to them, "41These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the 42Law of Moses and the Prophets and 43the Psalms must be fulfilled."
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Then He 44opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,
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and He said to them, "45Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and 46rise again from the dead the third day,
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and that 47repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to 48all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
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"You are 49witnesses of these things.
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"And behold, 50I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but 51you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
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And He led them out as far as 52Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
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While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven.
And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and were continually in the temple praising God.
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