Bible: Luke 23:50-24:43

Jesus’ Burial

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 

The Resurrection

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.

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