1But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.2They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.3So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus.4As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.5The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?6He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee,7that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.”8Then they remembered that he had said this.9So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened.10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened.11But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it.12However, Peter jumped up and 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.
30As they sat down to eat, he took the bread and blessed it. Then he broke it and gave it to them.31Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared!32They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?”33And within the hour they were on their way back to Jerusalem. There they found the eleven disciples and the others who had gathered with them,34who said, “The Lord has really risen! He appeared to Peter. ”35Then 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.