Bible: Luke 24
24:1 Now on the first day 1 of the week, at early dawn, the women 2 went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices 3 they had prepared. 24:2 They 4 found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, 5 24:3 but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 6 24:4 While 7 they were perplexed 8 about this, suddenly 9 two men stood beside them in dazzling 10 attire. 24:5 The 11 women 12 were terribly frightened 13 and bowed 14 their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living 15 among the dead? 24:6 He is not here, but has been raised! 16 Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 17 24:7 that 18 the Son of Man must be delivered 19 into the hands of sinful men, 20 and be crucified, 21 and on the third day rise again.” 22 24:8 Then 23 the women remembered his words, 24 24:9 and when they returned from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven 25 and to all the rest. 24:10 Now it was Mary Magdalene, 26 Joanna, 27 Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. 24:11 But these words seemed like pure nonsense 28 to them, and they did not believe them. 24:12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. 29 He bent down 30 and saw only the strips of linen cloth; 31 then he went home, 32 wondering 33 what had happened. 34
Jesus Walks the Road to Emmaus
24:13 Now 35 that very day two of them 36 were on their way to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles 37 from Jerusalem. 38 24:14 They 39 were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. 24:15 While 40 they were talking and debating 41 these things, 42 Jesus himself approached and began to accompany them 24:16 (but their eyes were kept 43 from recognizing 44 him). 45 24:17 Then 46 he said to them, “What are these matters 47 you are discussing so intently 48 as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking sad. 24:18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, 49 “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn’t know 50 the things that have happened there 51 in these days?” 24:19 He 52 said to them, “What things?” “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied, “a man 53 who, with his powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet 54 before God and all the people; 24:20 and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over 55 to be condemned to death, and crucified 56 him. 24:21 But we had hoped 57 that he was the one who was going to redeem 58 Israel. Not only this, but it is now the third day since these things happened. 24:22 Furthermore, some women of our group amazed us. 59 They 60 were at the tomb early this morning, 24:23 and when they did not find his body, they came back and said they had seen a vision of angels, 61 who said he was alive. 24:24 Then 62 some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see him.” 63 24:25 So 64 he said to them, “You 65 foolish people 66 – how slow of heart 67 to believe 68 all that the prophets have spoken! 24:26 Wasn’t 69 it necessary 70 for the Christ 71 to suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 24:27 Then 72 beginning with Moses and all the prophets, 73 he interpreted to them the things written about 74 himself in all the scriptures.
24:28 So they approached the village where they were going. He acted as though he wanted to go farther, 75 24:29 but they urged him, 76 “Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done.” So 77 he went in to stay with them.
24:30 When 78 he had taken his place at the table 79 with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, 80 and gave it to them. 24:31 At this point 81 their eyes were opened and they recognized 82 him. 83 Then 84 he vanished out of their sight. 24:32 They 85 said to each other, “Didn’t 86 our hearts 87 burn within us 88 while he was speaking with us on the road, while he was explaining 89 the scriptures to us?” 24:33 So 90 they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. 91 They 92 found the eleven and those with them gathered together 24:34 and 93 saying, “The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon!” 94 24:35 Then they told what had happened on the road, 95 and how they recognized him 96 when he broke the bread.
Jesus Makes a Final Appearance
24:36 While they were saying these things, Jesus 97 himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 98 24:37 But they were startled and terrified, thinking 99 they saw a ghost. 100 24:38 Then 101 he said to them, “Why are you frightened, 102 and why do doubts 103 arise in your hearts? 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet; it’s me! 104 Touch me and see; a ghost 105 does not have flesh and bones like you see I have.” 24:40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 106 24:41 And while they still could not believe it 107 (because of their joy) and were amazed, 108 he said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 109 24:42 So 110 they gave him a piece of broiled fish, 24:43 and he took it and ate it in front of them.
Jesus’ Final Commission
24:44 Then 111 he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me 112 in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms 113 must be fulfilled.” 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, 114 24:46 and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ 115 would suffer 116 and would rise from the dead on the third day, 24:47 and repentance 117 for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed 118 in his name to all nations, 119 beginning from Jerusalem. 120 24:48 You are witnesses 121 of these things. 24:49 And look, I am sending you 122 what my Father promised. 123 But stay in the city 124 until you have been clothed with power 125 from on high.”
24:50 Then 126 Jesus 127 led them out as far as Bethany, 128 and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 24:51 Now 129 during the blessing 130 he departed 131 and was taken up into heaven. 132 24:52 So 133 they worshiped 134 him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 135 24:53 and were continually in the temple courts 136 blessing 137 God. 138