13Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem.14And they talked together of all these things which had happened.15So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.16But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.17And He said to them, "What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?" 18Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, "Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?"19And He said to them, "What things?" So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,20and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.21But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.22Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us.23When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.24And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see."25Then He said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!26Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?"27And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.28Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther.29But they constrained Him, saying, "Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent." And He went in to stay with them.30Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.31Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.32And they said to one another, "Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?"33So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,34saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"35And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.36Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, "Peace to you."37But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit.38And He said to them, "Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?39Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have."40When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, "Have you any food here?"42So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. 43And He took it and ate in their presence.44Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me."45And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.46Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,47and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.48And you are witnesses of these things.49Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."50And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.51Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.52And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,53and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.
1And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in the mouth of his sack.2Also put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his grain money." So he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.3As soon as the morning dawned, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.4When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Get up, follow the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you repaid evil for good?5Is not this the one from which my lord drinks, and with which he indeed practices divination? You have done evil in so doing.' "6So he overtook them, and he spoke to them these same words.7And they said to him, "Why does my lord say these words? Far be it from us that your servants should do such a thing.8Look, we brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord's house?9With whomever of your servants it is found, let him die, and we also will be my lord's slaves."10And he said, "Now also let it be according to your words; he with whom it is found shall be my slave, and you shall be blameless."11Then each man speedily let down his sack to the ground, and each opened his sack.12So he searched. He began with the oldest and left off with the youngest; and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.13Then they tore their clothes, and each man loaded his donkey and returned to the city.14So Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, and he was still there; and they fell before him on the ground.15And Joseph said to them, "What deed is this you have done? Did you not know that such a man as I can certainly practice divination?"16Then Judah said, "What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how shall we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants; here we are, my lord's slaves, both we and he also with whom the cup was found."17But he said, "Far be it from me that I should do so; the man in whose hand the cup was found, he shall be my slave. And as for you, go up in peace to your father."18Then Judah came near to him and said: "O my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord's hearing, and do not let your anger burn against your servant; for you are even like Pharaoh.19My lord asked his servants, saying, 'Have you a father or a brother?'20And we said to my lord, 'We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, who is young; his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother's children, and his father loves him.'21Then you said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.'22And we said to my lord, 'The lad cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'23But you said to your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you shall see my face no more.'24So it was, when we went up to your servant my father, that we told him the words of my lord.25And our father said, 'Go back and buy us a little food.'26But we said, 'We cannot go down; if our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down; for we may not see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.'27Then your servant my father said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two sons;28and the one went out from me, and I said, "Surely he is torn to pieces"; and I have not seen him since.29But if you take this one also from me, and calamity befalls him, you shall bring down my gray hair with sorrow to the grave.'30Now therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad's life,31it will happen, when he sees that the lad is not with us, that he will die. So your servants will bring down the gray hair of your servant our father with sorrow to the grave.32For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, 'If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall bear the blame before my father forever.'33Now therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the lad as a slave to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brothers.34For how shall I go up to my father if the lad is not with me, lest perhaps I see the evil that would come upon my father?"
1A Psalm of David. Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; Fight against those who fight against me.2Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for my help.3Also draw out the spear, And stop those who pursue me. Say to my soul, "I am your salvation."4Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor Who seek after my life; Let those be turned back and brought to confusion Who plot my hurt.5Let them be like chaff before the wind, And let the angel of the Lord chase them.6Let their way be dark and slippery, And let the angel of the Lord pursue them.7For without cause they have hidden their net for me in a pit, Which they have dug without cause for my life.8Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly, And let his net that he has hidden catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.9And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; It shall rejoice in His salvation.10All my bones shall say, "Lord, who is like You, Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?"11Fierce witnesses rise up; They ask me things that I do not know.12They reward me evil for good, To the sorrow of my soul.13But as for me, when they were sick, My clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting; And my prayer would return to my own heart.14I paced about as though he were my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.15But in my adversity they rejoiced And gathered together; Attackers gathered against me, And I did not know it; They tore at me and did not cease;16With ungodly mockers at feasts They gnashed at me with their teeth.17Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue me from their destructions, My precious life from the lions.18I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people.19Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.20For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful matters Against the quiet ones in the land.21They also opened their mouth wide against me, And said, "Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen it."22This You have seen, O Lord; Do not keep silence. O Lord, do not be far from me.23Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication, To my cause, my God and my Lord.24Vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness; And let them not rejoice over me.25Let them not say in their hearts, "Ah, so we would have it!" Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up."26Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion Who rejoice at my hurt; Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor Who exalt themselves against me.27Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, "Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."28And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness And of Your praise all the day long.