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1 But very early on Sunday morning the women came to the tomb, taking the 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 that the stone covering the entrance had been rolled aside. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
3 So they went in, but they couldn't find the body of the Lord Jesus. 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 They were puzzled, trying to think what could have happened to it. Suddenly, two men appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. 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 low before them. Then the men asked, "Why are you looking in a tomb for someone who is alive? 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 isn't here! He has risen from the dead! Don't you remember what he told you 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 the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again 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 they remembered that he had said this. 8 Then they remembered his words.
9 So they rushed back to tell his eleven disciples -- and everyone else -- what had happened. 9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.
10 The women who went to the tomb were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several others. They told the apostles what had happened, 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 story sounded like nonsense, so they didn't believe it. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
12 However, Peter ran to the tomb to look. Stooping, he peered in and saw the empty linen wrappings; then he went home again, 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 That same day two of Jesus' followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, 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 As they walked along they were talking about everything that had happened. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
15 Suddenly, Jesus himself came along and joined them and began walking beside them. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;
16 But they didn't know who he was, because God kept them from recognizing him. 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 "You seem to be in a deep discussion about something," he said. "What are you so concerned about?" They stopped short, sadness written across their faces. 17 He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?" They stood still, their faces downcast.
18 Then one of them, Cleopas, replied, "You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn't heard about all the things that have happened there 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 "What things?" Jesus asked. "The things that happened to Jesus, the man from Nazareth," they said. "He was a prophet who did wonderful miracles. He was a mighty teacher, highly regarded by both 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 But our leading priests and other religious leaders arrested him and handed him over to be condemned to death, and they crucified him. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;
21 We had thought he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel. That all happened three days ago. 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 Then some women from our group of his followers were at his tomb early this morning, and they came back with an amazing report. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning
23 They said his body was missing, and they had seen angels who told them Jesus is 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 ran out to see, and sure enough, Jesus' body was gone, just as the women had said." 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, "You are such foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. 25 He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
26 Wasn't it clearly predicted by the prophets that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his time of glory?" 26 Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?"
27 Then Jesus quoted passages from the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining what all the Scriptures said about himself. 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus would have gone on, 28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther.
29 but they begged him to stay the night with them, since it was getting late. So he went home 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 As they sat down to eat, he took a small loaf of bread, asked God's blessing on it, broke it, then 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 Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared! 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.
32 They said to each other, "Didn't our hearts feel strangely warm as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to 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 And within the hour they were on their way back to Jerusalem, where the eleven disciples and the other followers of Jesus were gathered. When they arrived, they were greeted with the report, 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together
34 "The Lord has really risen! He appeared to Peter !" 34 and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon."
35 Then the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road and how they had recognized him as he was breaking 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 And just as they were telling about it, Jesus himself was suddenly standing there among them. He 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 But the whole group was terribly frightened, thinking they were seeing a ghost! 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.
38 "Why are you frightened?" he asked. "Why do you doubt who I am? 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. You can see that it's really me. Touch me and make sure that I am not a ghost, because ghosts don't have bodies, as you 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 spoke, he held out his hands for them to see, and he showed them his feet. 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet.
41 Still they stood there doubting, filled with joy and wonder. Then he asked them, "Do you have anything here 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 and he ate it as they watched. 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 Then he said, "When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me by Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must all 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 these many Scriptures. 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
46 And he said, "Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah must suffer and die and rise again 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 With my authority, take this message of repentance to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: 'There is forgiveness of sins for all who turn to me.' 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 You are witnesses of all these things. 48 You are witnesses of these things.
49 "And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with 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 led them to Bethany, and lifting his hands to heaven, he 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 up to heaven. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
52 They worshiped him and then returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
53 And they spent all of their time in the Temple, praising God. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.