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1 At the crack of dawn on Sunday, the women came to the tomb carrying the burial spices they had prepared. 1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.
2 They found the entrance stone rolled back from the tomb, 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
3 so they walked in. But once inside, they couldn't find the body of the Master Jesus. 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 They were puzzled, wondering what to make of this. Then, out of nowhere it seemed, two men, light cascading over them, stood there. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.
5 The women were awestruck and bowed down in worship. The men said, "Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery? 5 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?
6 He is not here, but raised up. Remember how he told you when you were still back in Galilee 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
7 that he had to be handed over to sinners, be killed on a cross, and in three days rise up?" 7 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' "
8 Then they remembered Jesus' words. 8 Then they remembered his words.
9 They left the tomb and broke the news of all this to the Eleven and the rest. 9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.
10 Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them kept telling these things to the apostles, 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.
11 but the apostles didn't believe a word of it, thought they were making it all up. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
12 But Peter jumped to his feet and ran to the tomb. He stooped to look in and saw a few grave clothes, that's all. He walked away puzzled, shaking his head. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
13 That same day two of them were walking to the village Emmaus, about seven miles out of Jerusalem. 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
14 They were deep in conversation, going over all these things that had happened. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
15 In the middle of their talk and questions, Jesus came up and walked along with them. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;
16 But they were not able to recognize who he was. 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked, "What's this you're discussing so intently as you walk along?" 17 He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?" They stood still, their faces downcast.
18 Then one of them, his name was Cleopas, said, "Are you the only one in Jerusalem who hasn't heard what's happened during the last few days?" 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, "Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?"
19 He said, "What has happened?" 19 "What things?" he asked. "About Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.
20 They said, "The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene. He was a man of God, a prophet, dynamic in work and word, blessed by both God and all the people. Then our high priests and leaders betrayed him, got him sentenced to death, and crucified him. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;
21 And we had our hopes up that he was the One, the One about to deliver Israel. And it is now the third day since it happened. 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.
22 But now some of our women have completely confused us. Early this morning they were at the tomb 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning
23 and couldn't find his body. They came back with the story that they had seen a vision of angels who said he was alive. 23 but didn't find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.
24 Some of our friends went off to the tomb to check and found it empty just as the women said, but they didn't see Jesus." 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see."
25 Then he said to them, "So thick-headed! So slow-hearted! Why can't you simply believe all that the prophets said? 25 He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
26 Don't you see that these things had to happen, that the Messiah had to suffer and only then enter into his glory?" 26 Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?"
27 Then he started at the beginning, with the Books of Moses, and went on through all the Prophets, pointing out everything in the Scriptures that referred to him. 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 They came to the edge of the village where they were headed. He acted as if he were going on 28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther.
29 but they pressed him: "Stay and have supper with us. It's nearly evening; the day is done." So he went in with them. 29 But they urged him strongly, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them.
30 And here is what happened: He sat down at the table with them. Taking the bread, he blessed and broke and gave it to them. 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.
31 At that moment, open-eyed, wide-eyed, they recognized him. And then he disappeared. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.
32 Back and forth they talked. "Didn't we feel on fire as he conversed with us on the road, as he opened up the Scriptures for us?" 32 They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"
33 They didn't waste a minute. They were up and on their way back to Jerusalem. They found the Eleven and their friends gathered together, 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together
34 talking away: "It's really happened! The Master has been raised up - Simon saw him!" 34 and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon."
35 Then the two went over everything that happened on the road and how they recognized him when he broke the bread. 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
36 While they were saying all this, Jesus appeared to them and said, "Peace be with you." 36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
37 They thought they were seeing a ghost and were scared half to death. 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.
38 He continued with them, "Don't be upset, and don't let all these doubting questions take over. 38 He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?
39 Look at my hands; look at my feet - it's really me. Touch me. Look me over from head to toe. A ghost doesn't have muscle and bone like this." 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself ! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."
40 As he said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet.
41 They still couldn't believe what they were seeing. It was too much; it seemed too good to be true. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"
42 They gave him a piece of leftover fish they had cooked. 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
43 He took it and ate it right before their eyes. 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 Then he said, "Everything I told you while I was with you comes to this: All the things written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets, and in the Psalms have to be fulfilled." 44 He said to them, "This is what I told 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 He went on to open their understanding of the Word of God, showing them how to read their Bibles this way. 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
46 He said, "You can see now how it is written that the Messiah suffers, rises from the dead on the third day, 46 He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,
47 and then a total life-change through the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed in his name to all nations - starting from here, from Jerusalem! 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 You're the first to hear and see it. You're the witnesses. 48 You are witnesses of these things.
49 What comes next is very important: I am sending what my Father promised to you, so stay here in the city until he arrives, until you're equipped with power from on high." 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."
50 He then led them out of the city over to Bethany. Raising his hands he blessed them, 50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
51 and while blessing them, took his leave, being carried up to heaven. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
52 And they were on their knees, worshiping him. They returned to Jerusalem bursting with joy. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
53 They spent all their time in the Temple praising God. Yes. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.