Now upon the first day of the week very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared; and certain others were with them.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.
And they entered in and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
And as they were afraid and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, "Why seek ye the living among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke unto you when He was yet in Galilee,
saying, `The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'"
And they remembered His words,
and returned from the sepulcher and told all these things unto the eleven and to all the rest.
It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and other women who were with them, who told these things unto the apostles.
And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
Then arose Peter and ran unto the sepulcher; and stooping down, he beheld the linen cloths laid by themselves. And he departed, wondering to himself at that which had come to pass.
And behold, two of them were going that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about seven miles.
And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
And it came to pass that while they communed and reasoned together, Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.
But their eyes were held, that they should not know Him.
And He said unto them, "What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another as ye walk and are sad?"
And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto Him, "Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which have come to pass there in these days?"
And He said unto them, "What things?" And they said unto Him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people;
and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death and have crucified Him.
But we trusted that it had been He who should have redeemed Israel. And besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done.
Yea, and certain women also of our company, who were early at the sepulcher, made us astonished.
And when they found not His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive.
And certain of those who were with us went to the sepulcher and found it even so as the women had said, but Him they saw not."
Then He said unto them, "O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?"
And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
And they drew nigh unto the village whither they were going, and He made as though He would have gone further.
But they constrained Him, saying, "Abide with us, for it is toward evening and the day is far spent." And He went in to tarry with them.
And it came to pass, as He sat at meat with them, He took bread and blessed it, and broke and gave it to them.
And their eyes were opened and they knew Him. And He vanished out of their sight.
And they said to one another, "Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked with us on the way and while He opened to us the Scriptures?"
And they rose up that same hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them,
saying, "The Lord is risen indeed and hath appeared to Simon!"
And they told what things were done on the way, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.
And as they thus spoke, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them and said unto them, "Peace be unto you."
But they were terrified and afraid, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
And He said unto them, "Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me to have."
And when He had thus spoken, He showed them His hands and His feet.
And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, He said unto them, "Have ye here any meat?"
And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb.
And He took it and ate before them.
And He said unto them, "These are the words which I spoke unto you while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and in the Prophets and in the Psalms concerning Me."
Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures,
and said unto them, "Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
And ye are witnesses of these things.
And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high."
And He led them out as far as to Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them and carried up into Heaven.
And they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.