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1 But on the first day of the week, at dawn, they came to the place where his body had been put, taking the spices which they had got ready. 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 And they saw that the stone had been rolled away. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
3 And they went in, but the body of the Lord Jesus was not there. 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And while they were in doubt about it, they saw two men in shining clothing by them: 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.
5 And while their faces were bent down to the earth in fear, these said to them, Why are you looking for the living among the dead? 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, he has come back to life: have in mind what he said to you when he was still in Galilee, saying, 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
7 The Son of man will be given up into the hands of evil-doers, and be put to death on the cross, and on the third day he will come back to life. 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 And his words came back into their minds, 8 Then they remembered his words.
9 And they went away from that place and gave an account of all these things to the eleven disciples and all the others. 9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.
10 Now they were Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary, the mother of James: and the other women with them said 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 these words seemed foolish to them, and they had no belief in them. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
12 But Peter got up and went to the place where the body had been put, and looking in he saw nothing but the linen cloths, and he went to his house full of wonder at what had taken place. 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 And then, two of them, on that very day, were going to a little town named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.
14 And they were talking together about all those things which had taken place. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
15 And while they were talking and questioning together, Jesus himself came near and went with them. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;
16 But their eyes were not open that they might have knowledge of him. 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 And he said to them, What are you talking about together while you go? 17 He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?" They stood still, their faces downcast.
18 Then stopping, and looking sadly at him, one of them, named Cleopas, said to him, Are you the only man living in Jerusalem who has not had news of the things which have taken place there at this time? 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 And he said to them, What things? And they said, The things to do with Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, great in his acts and his words, before God and all the people: 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 And how the chief priests and our rulers gave him up to be put to death on the cross. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;
21 But we were hoping that he would be the Saviour of Israel. In addition to all this he has now let three days go by from the time when these things took place; 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 And certain women among us gave us cause for wonder, for they went early to the place where his body had been put, 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning
23 And it was not there; then they came saying that they had seen a vision of angels who said that he was living. 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 And some of those who were with us went to the place, and saw that it was as the women had said, but him they did not see. 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 And he said, O foolish men! how slow you are to give belief to what the prophets have said. 25 He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
26 Was it not necessary for the Christ to go through these things, and to come into his glory? 26 Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?"
27 And he made clear to them all the things in the Writings, from Moses and from all the prophets, which had to do with himself. 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 And they came near the town to which they were going, and he seemed as if he was going on; 28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther.
29 But they kept him back, saying, Do not go, for evening is near, the day is almost gone. And 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 when he was seated with them at table, he took the bread, and said words of blessing and, making division of it, he 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 And then their eyes were open, and they had knowledge of him, but he went from their view. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.
32 And they said to one another, Were not our hearts burning in us while he was talking to us on the way, making clear to us the holy Writings? 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 And that very hour they got up and went back to Jerusalem, where the eleven and the others had come together. 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together
34 And they said to them, The Lord has truly come back to life again, and Simon has seen him. 34 and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon."
35 And they gave an account of the things which had taken place on the way, and how, when he gave them bread, they had knowledge of him. 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
36 And while they were saying these things, he himself was among them, and said to them, 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 But they were full of fear, being of the opinion that they were seeing a spirit. 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.
38 And he said to them, Why are you troubled, and why are your hearts full of doubt? 38 He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?
39 See; my hands and my feet: it is I myself; put your hands on me and make certain; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have. 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 And when he had said this, he let them see his hands and his feet. 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet.
41 And because, for joy and wonder, they were still in doubt, he said to them, Have you any food here? 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 And they gave him a bit of cooked fish. 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
43 And before their eyes he took a meal. 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 And he said to them, These are the words which I said to you when I was still with you, how it was necessary for all the things which are in the writings of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms about me, to be put into effect. 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 Then he made the holy Writings clear to their minds. 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
46 And he said to them, So it is in the Writings that the Christ would undergo death, and come back to life again 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 that teaching about a change of heart and forgiveness of sins is to be given to Jerusalem first and to all nations in his name. 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 You are witnesses of these things. 48 You are witnesses of these things.
49 And now I will send to you what my father has undertaken to give you, but do not go from the town, till the power from heaven comes to you. 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 And he took them out till they were near Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he gave them a blessing. 50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
51 And while he was doing so, he went from them and was taken up into heaven. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
52 And they gave him worship and went back to Jerusalem with great joy. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
53 And they were in the Temple at all times, giving praise to God. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.