And on the first of the sabbaths, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bearing the spices they made ready, and certain [others] with them,
and they found the stone having been rolled away from the tomb,
and having gone in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, while they are perplexed about this, that lo, two men stood by them in glittering apparel,
and on their having become afraid, and having inclined the face to the earth, they said to them, `Why do ye seek the living with the dead?
he is not here, but was raised; remember how he spake to you, being yet in Galilee,
saying -- It behoveth the Son of Man to be delivered up to the hands of sinful men, and to be crucified, and the third day to rise again.'
And they remembered his sayings,
and having turned back from the tomb told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest.
And it was the Magdalene Mary, and Joanna, and Mary of James, and the other women with them, who told unto the apostles these things,
and their sayings appeared before them as idle talk, and they were not believing them.
And Peter having risen, did run to the tomb, and having stooped down he seeth the linen clothes lying alone, and he went away to his own home, wondering at that which was come to pass.
And, lo, two of them were going on during that day to a village, distant sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, the name of which [is] Emmaus,
and they were conversing with one another about all these things that have happened.
And it came to pass in their conversing and reasoning together, that Jesus himself, having come nigh, was going on with them,
and their eyes were holden so as not to know him,
and he said unto them, `What [are] these words that ye exchange with one another, walking, and ye are sad?'
And the one, whose name was Cleopas, answering, said unto him, `Art thou alone such a stranger in Jerusalem, that thou hast not known the things that came to pass in it in these days?'
And he said to them, `What things?' And they said to him, `The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who became a man -- a prophet -- powerful in deed and word, before God and all the people,
how also the chief priests and our rulers did deliver him up to a judgment of death, and crucified him;
and we were hoping that he it is who is about to redeem Israel, and also with all these things, this third day is passing to-day, since these things happened.
`And certain women of ours also astonished us, coming early to the tomb,
and not having found his body, they came, saying also to have seen an apparition of messengers, who say he is alive,
and certain of those with us went away unto the tomb, and found as even the women said, and him they saw not.'
And he said unto them, `O inconsiderate and slow in heart, to believe on all that the prophets spake!
Was it not behoving the Christ these things to suffer, and to enter into his glory?'
and having begun from Moses, and from all the prophets, he was expounding to them in all the Writings the things about himself.
And they came nigh to the village whither they were going, and he made an appearance of going on further,
and they constrained him, saying, `Remain with us, for it is toward evening,' and the day did decline, and he went in to remain with them.
And it came to pass, in his reclining (at meat) with them, having taken the bread, he blessed, and having broken, he was giving to them,
and their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he became unseen by them.
And they said one to another, `Was not our heart burning within us, as he was speaking to us in the way, and as he was opening up to us the Writings?'
And they, having risen up the same hour, turned back to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven, and those with them,
saying -- `The Lord was raised indeed, and was seen by Simon;'
and they were telling the things in the way, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread,
and as they are speaking these things, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith to them, `Peace -- to you;'
and being amazed, and becoming affrighted, they were thinking themselves to see a spirit.
And he said to them, `Why are ye troubled? and wherefore do reasonings come up in your hearts?
see my hands and my feet, that I am he; handle me and see, because a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me having.'
And having said this, he shewed to them the hands and the feet,
and while they are not believing from the joy, and wondering, he said to them, `Have ye anything here to eat?'
and they gave to him part of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb,
and having taken, he did eat before them,
and he said to them, `These [are] the words that I spake unto you, being yet with you, that it behoveth to be fulfilled all the things that are written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, about me.'
Then opened he up their understanding to understand the Writings,
and he said to them -- `Thus it hath been written, and thus it was behoving the Christ to suffer, and to rise out of the dead the third day,
and reformation and remission of sins to be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem:
and ye -- ye are witnesses of these things.
`And, lo, I do send the promise of my Father upon you, but ye -- abide ye in the city of Jerusalem till ye be clothed with power from on high.'
And he led them forth without -- unto Bethany, and having lifted up his hands he did bless them,
and it came to pass, in his blessing them, he was parted from them, and was borne up to the heaven;
and they, having bowed before him, did turn back to Jerusalem with great joy,
and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
And on the first of the sabbaths, Mary the Magdalene doth come early (there being yet darkness) to the tomb, and she seeth the stone having been taken away out of the tomb,
she runneth, therefore, and cometh unto Simon Peter, and unto the other disciple whom Jesus was loving, and saith to them, `They took away the Lord out of the tomb, and we have not known where they laid him.'
Peter, therefore, went forth, and the other disciple, and they were coming to the tomb,
and the two were running together, and the other disciple did run forward more quickly than Peter, and came first to the tomb,
and having stooped down, seeth the linen clothes lying, yet, indeed, he entered not.
Simon Peter, therefore, cometh, following him, and he entered into the tomb, and beholdeth the linen clothes lying,
and the napkin that was upon his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but apart, having been folded up, in one place;
then, therefore, entered also the other disciple who came first unto the tomb, and he saw, and did believe;
for not yet did they know the Writing, that it behoveth him out of the dead to rise again.
The disciples therefore went away again unto their own friends,
and Mary was standing near the tomb, weeping without; as she was weeping, then, she stooped down to the tomb, and beholdeth two messengers in white, sitting,
one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid.
And they say to her, `Woman, why dost thou weep?' she saith to them, `Because they took away my Lord, and I have not known where they laid him;'
and these things having said, she turned backward, and seeth Jesus standing, and she had not known that it is Jesus.
Jesus saith to her, `Woman, why dost thou weep? whom dost thou seek;' she, supposing that he is the gardener, saith to him, `Sir, if thou didst carry him away, tell me where thou didst lay him, and I will take him away;'
Jesus saith to her, `Mary!' having turned, she saith to him, `Rabbouni;' that is to say, `Teacher.'
Jesus saith to her, `Be not touching me, for I have not yet ascended unto my Father; and be going on to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and to your God.'
Mary the Magdalene cometh, telling to the disciples that she hath seen the Lord, and [that] these things he said to her.
It being, therefore, evening, on that day, the first of the sabbaths, and the doors having been shut where the disciples were assembled, through fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith to them, `Peace to you;'
and this having said, he shewed them his hands and side; the disciples, therefore, rejoiced, having seen the Lord.
Jesus, therefore, said to them again, `Peace to you; according as the Father hath sent me, I also send you;'
and this having said, he breathed on [them], and saith to them, `Receive the Holy Spirit;
if of any ye may loose the sins, they are loosed to them; if of any ye may retain, they have been retained.'
And Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came;
the other disciples, therefore, said to him, `We have seen the Lord;' and he said to them, `If I may not see in his hands the mark of the nails, and may put my finger to the mark of the nails, and may put my hand to his side, I will not believe.'
And after eight days, again were his disciples within, and Thomas with them; Jesus cometh, the doors having been shut, and he stood in the midst, and said, `Peace to you!'
then he saith to Thomas, `Bring thy finger hither, and see my hands, and bring thy hand, and put [it] to my side, and become not unbelieving, but believing.'
And Thomas answered and said to him, `My Lord and my God;'
Jesus saith to him, `Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed; happy those not having seen, and having believed.'
Many indeed, therefore, other signs also did Jesus before his disciples, that are not written in this book;
and these have been written that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye may have life in his name.'
After these things did Jesus manifest himself again to the disciples on the sea of Tiberias, and he did manifest himself thus:
There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas who is called Didymus, and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, and the [sons] of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.
Simon Peter saith to them, `I go away to fish;' they say to him, `We go -- we also -- with thee;' they went forth and entered into the boat immediately, and on that night they caught nothing.
And morning being now come, Jesus stood at the shore, yet indeed the disciples did not know that it is Jesus;
Jesus, therefore, saith to them, `Lads, have ye any meat?'
they answered him, `No;' and he said to them, `Cast the net at the right side of the boat, and ye shall find;' they cast, therefore, and no longer were they able to draw it, from the multitude of the fishes.
That disciple, therefore, whom Jesus was loving saith to Peter, `The Lord it is!' Simon Peter, therefore, having heard that it is the Lord, did gird on the outer coat, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea;
and the other disciples came by the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but as it were about two hundred cubits off, dragging the net of the fishes;
when, therefore, they came to the land, they behold a fire of coals lying, and a fish lying on it, and bread.
Jesus saith to them, `Bring ye from the fishes that ye caught now;'
Simon Peter went up, and drew the net up on the land, full of great fishes, an hundred fifty and three, and though they were so many, the net was not rent.
Jesus saith to them, `Come ye, dine;' and none of the disciples was venturing to inquire of him, `Who art thou?' knowing that it is the Lord;
Jesus, therefore, doth come and take the bread and give to them, and the fish in like manner;
this [is] now a third time Jesus was manifested to his disciples, having been raised from the dead.
When, therefore, they dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou love me more than these?' he saith to him, `Yes, Lord; thou hast known that I dearly love thee;' he saith to him, `Feed my lambs.'
He saith to him again, a second time, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou love me?' he saith to him, `Yes, Lord; thou hast known that I dearly love thee;' he saith to him, `Tend my sheep.'
He saith to him the third time, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou dearly love me?' Peter was grieved that he said to him the third time, `Dost thou dearly love me?' and he said to him, `Lord, thou hast known all things; thou dost know that I dearly love thee.' Jesus saith to him, `Feed my sheep;
verily, verily, I say to thee, When thou wast younger, thou wast girding thyself and wast walking whither thou didst will, but when thou mayest be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another will gird thee, and shall carry [thee] whither thou dost not will;'
and this he said, signifying by what death he shall glorify God; and having said this, he saith to him, `Be following me.'
And Peter having turned about doth see the disciple whom Jesus was loving following, (who also reclined in the supper on his breast, and said, `Sir, who is he who is delivering thee up?')
Peter having seen this one, saith to Jesus, `Lord, and what of this one?'
Jesus saith to him, `If him I will to remain till I come, what -- to thee? be thou following me.' This word, therefore, went forth to the brethren that that disciple doth not die,
yet Jesus did not say to him, that he doth not die, but, `If him I will to remain till I come, what -- to thee?'
this is the disciple who is testifying concerning these things, and he wrote these things, and we have known that his testimony is true.
And there are also many other things -- as many as Jesus did -- which, if they may be written one by one, not even the world itself I think to have place for the books written. Amen.