1. Now on the first day of the weeks, (see explanation) they came to the tomb at early dawn, bringing the spices that they had prepared; and certain others came with them.
2. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb;
3. And when they entered it, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4. And it came to pass that while they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in shining garments stood by them.
5. And as they bowed their faces to the ground, being filled with fear, they said to them, “Why are you seeking the living among the dead?
6. He is not here, but has risen: remember when He spoke to you while He was yet in Galilee,
8. Then they remembered His words;
9. And after returning from the tomb, they related these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary, the mother of James, and the others with them, who told these things to the apostles.
11. But their words appeared to them as idle talk, and they did not believe them.
12. Then Peter rose up and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen clothes lying alone; and he went home wondering about the things that had come to pass.
14. And they were talking with one another about all the things that had taken place.
15. And it came to pass, as they were talking and reasoning, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them;
16. But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
17. And He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you walk, and why are you downcast in countenance?”
18. Then the one named Cleopas answered and said to Him, “Are You only traveling through Jerusalem, and have not known of the things that have happened in these days?”
19. And He said to them, “What things?” And they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarean, a Man Who was a prophet, Who was mighty in deed and word before God and all the people;
20. And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him up to the judgment of death, and crucified Him.
21. And we were hoping that He was the One Who would redeem Israel. But besides all these things, as of today, the third day has already passed since these things took place. (see Appendix J)
22. And also, certain women from among us astonished us, after they went to the tomb early;
23. For when they did not find His body, they came to us, declaring that they had indeed seen a vision of angels, who said, ‘He is living.’
25. Then He said to them, “O foolish and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
26. Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things, and to enter into His glory?”
27. And beginning with Moses, and from all the prophets, He interpreted to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
28. And as they approached the village where they were going, He appeared to be going on farther.
29. But they constrained Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is declining.” And He entered in as if to stay with them.
30. And it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it; and after breaking it, He gave it to them.
31. Then their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He disappeared from them.
32. And they said to one another, “Did not our hearts burn within us as He was speaking to us on the road, while He was opening the Scriptures to us?”
33. And they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and those with them assembled together,
34. Saying, “In truth, the Lord has risen! And He has appeared to Simon.”
35. Then they related the things that had happened to them on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of the bread.
36. Now as they were telling these things, Jesus Himself stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.”
37. But they were terrified and filled with fear, thinking that they beheld a spirit apparition.
38. Then He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts come up in your hearts?
39. See My hands and My feet, that it is I. Touch Me and see for yourselves; for a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see Me having.”
40. And after saying this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
41. But while they were still disbelieving and wondering for joy, He said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”
42. Then they gave Him part of a broiled fish and a piece of honeycomb.
43. And He took these and ate in their presence.
44. And He said to them, “These are the words that I spoke to you when I was yet with you, that all the things which were written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and in the Prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
47. And in His name, repentance and remission of sins should be preached to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48. For you are witnesses of these things.
49. And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but remain in the city of Jerusalem until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
50. Then He led them out as far as Bethany; and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51. And it came to pass that as He was blessing them, He was separated from them and was carried up into heaven.
52. And after worshiping Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
53. And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen
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