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1 Very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb. They were carrying the spices that 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 that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
3 When they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 While they were puzzled about this, two men in clothes that were as bright as lightning suddenly stood beside them. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.
5 The women were terrified and bowed to the ground. The men asked the women, "Why are you looking among the dead for the living one? 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's not here. He has been brought back to life! Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee. 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
7 He said, 'The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful people, be crucified, and come back to life on the third day.'" 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 the women remembered what Jesus had told them. 8 Then they remembered his words.
9 The women left the tomb and went back to the city. They told everything to the eleven apostles 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 The women were Mary from Magdala, Joanna, and Mary (the mother of James). There were also other women with them. They told the apostles everything. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.
11 The apostles thought that the women's story didn't make any sense, and they didn't believe them. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent down to look inside and saw only the strips of linen. Then he went away, wondering what had happened. 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 On the same day, two of Jesus' disciples were going to a village called Emmaus. It 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 They were talking to each other about everything that had happened. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
15 While they were talking, Jesus approached them and began walking with them. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;
16 Although they saw him, they didn't recognize him. 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, "What are you discussing?" They stopped and looked very sad. 17 He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?" They stood still, their faces downcast.
18 One of them, Cleopas, replied, "Are you the only one in Jerusalem who doesn't know what has happened recently?" 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 "What happened?" he asked. They said to him, "We were discussing what happened to Jesus from Nazareth. He was a powerful prophet in what he did and said in the sight of 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 Our chief priests and rulers had him condemned to death and crucified. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;
21 We were hoping that he was the one who would free Israel. What's more, this is now the third day since everything 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 Some of the women from our group startled us. They went to the tomb early this morning 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning
23 and didn't find his body. They told us that they had seen angels who said that he's 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 men went to the tomb and found it empty, as the women had said, but they didn't see him." 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 Jesus said to them, "How foolish you are! You're so slow to believe everything 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 Didn't the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into his glory?" 26 Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?"
27 Then he began with Moses' Teachings and the Prophets to explain to them what was said about him throughout the Scriptures. 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 When they came near the village where they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther.
29 They urged him, "Stay with us! It's getting late, and the day is almost over." So he went to stay 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 While he was at the table with them, he took bread and blessed it. He broke the bread 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 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. But he vanished from their sight. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.
32 They said to each other, "Weren't we excited when he talked with us on the road and opened up the meaning of 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 That same hour they went back to Jerusalem. They found the eleven apostles and those who were with them gathered together. 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together
34 They were saying, "The Lord has really come back to life and has appeared to Simon." 34 and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon."
35 Then the two disciples told what had happened on the road and how they had recognized Jesus 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 talking about what had happened, Jesus stood among them. He 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 They were terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost. 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.
38 He asked them, "Why are you afraid? Why do you have doubts? 38 He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?
39 Look at my hands and feet, and see that it's really me. Touch me, and see for yourselves. Ghosts don't have flesh and bones, but you can see that I do." 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 The disciples were overcome with joy and amazement because this seemed too good to be true. Then Jesus asked them, "Do you have anything to eat?" 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 broiled fish. 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
43 He took it and ate it while they watched him. 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 Then he said to them, "These are the words I spoke to you while I was still with you. I told you that everything written about me in Moses' Teachings, the Prophets, and the Psalms had to come true." 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 opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
46 He said to them, "Scripture says that the Messiah would suffer and that he would come back to life 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 Scripture also says that by the authority of Jesus people would be told to turn to God and change the way they think and act so that their sins will be forgiven. This would be told to people from all nations, beginning in the city of Jerusalem. 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 You are witnesses to these things. 48 You are witnesses of these things.
49 "I'm sending you what my Father promised. Wait here in the city until you receive power from heaven." 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 Then Jesus took them to a place near Bethany. There he raised his hands and blessed them. 50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken to heaven. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
52 The disciples worshiped him and were overjoyed as they went back to Jerusalem. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
53 They were always in the temple, where they praised God. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.