Bible: Luke 23:50-24:43
23:50 Now 1 there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council, 2 a good and righteous man. 23:51 (He 3 had not consented 4 to their plan and action.) He 5 was from the Judean town 6 of Arimathea, and was looking forward to 7 the kingdom of God. 8 23:52 He went to Pilate and asked for the body 9 of Jesus. 23:53 Then 10 he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, 11 and placed it 12 in a tomb cut out of the rock, 13 where no one had yet been buried. 14 23:54 It was the day of preparation 15 and the Sabbath was beginning. 16 23:55 The 17 women who had accompanied Jesus 18 from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. 23:56 Then 19 they returned and prepared aromatic spices 20 and perfumes. 21
On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. 22
24:1 Now on the first day 23 of the week, at early dawn, the women 24 went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices 25 they had prepared. 24:2 They 26 found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, 27 24:3 but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 28 24:4 While 29 they were perplexed 30 about this, suddenly 31 two men stood beside them in dazzling 32 attire. 24:5 The 33 women 34 were terribly frightened 35 and bowed 36 their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living 37 among the dead? 24:6 He is not here, but has been raised! 38 Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 39 24:7 that 40 the Son of Man must be delivered 41 into the hands of sinful men, 42 and be crucified, 43 and on the third day rise again.” 44 24:8 Then 45 the women remembered his words, 46 24:9 and when they returned from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven 47 and to all the rest. 24:10 Now it was Mary Magdalene, 48 Joanna, 49 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 50 to them, and they did not believe them. 24:12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. 51 He bent down 52 and saw only the strips of linen cloth; 53 then he went home, 54 wondering 55 what had happened. 56
Jesus Walks the Road to Emmaus
24:13 Now 57 that very day two of them 58 were on their way to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles 59 from Jerusalem. 60 24:14 They 61 were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. 24:15 While 62 they were talking and debating 63 these things, 64 Jesus himself approached and began to accompany them 24:16 (but their eyes were kept 65 from recognizing 66 him). 67 24:17 Then 68 he said to them, “What are these matters 69 you are discussing so intently 70 as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking sad. 24:18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, 71 “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn’t know 72 the things that have happened there 73 in these days?” 24:19 He 74 said to them, “What things?” “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied, “a man 75 who, with his powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet 76 before God and all the people; 24:20 and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over 77 to be condemned to death, and crucified 78 him. 24:21 But we had hoped 79 that he was the one who was going to redeem 80 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. 81 They 82 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, 83 who said he was alive. 24:24 Then 84 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.” 85 24:25 So 86 he said to them, “You 87 foolish people 88 – how slow of heart 89 to believe 90 all that the prophets have spoken! 24:26 Wasn’t 91 it necessary 92 for the Christ 93 to suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 24:27 Then 94 beginning with Moses and all the prophets, 95 he interpreted to them the things written about 96 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, 97 24:29 but they urged him, 98 “Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done.” So 99 he went in to stay with them.
24:30 When 100 he had taken his place at the table 101 with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, 102 and gave it to them. 24:31 At this point 103 their eyes were opened and they recognized 104 him. 105 Then 106 he vanished out of their sight. 24:32 They 107 said to each other, “Didn’t 108 our hearts 109 burn within us 110 while he was speaking with us on the road, while he was explaining 111 the scriptures to us?” 24:33 So 112 they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. 113 They 114 found the eleven and those with them gathered together 24:34 and 115 saying, “The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon!” 116 24:35 Then they told what had happened on the road, 117 and how they recognized him 118 when he broke the bread.
Jesus Makes a Final Appearance
24:36 While they were saying these things, Jesus 119 himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 120 24:37 But they were startled and terrified, thinking 121 they saw a ghost. 122 24:38 Then 123 he said to them, “Why are you frightened, 124 and why do doubts 125 arise in your hearts? 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet; it’s me! 126 Touch me and see; a ghost 127 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. 128 24:41 And while they still could not believe it 129 (because of their joy) and were amazed, 130 he said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 131 24:42 So 132 they gave him a piece of broiled fish, 24:43 and he took it and ate it in front of them.