Bible: Luke 24:13-49
Jesus Walks the Road to Emmaus
24:13 Now 1 that very day two of them 2 were on their way to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles 3 from Jerusalem. 4 24:14 They 5 were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. 24:15 While 6 they were talking and debating 7 these things, 8 Jesus himself approached and began to accompany them 24:16 (but their eyes were kept 9 from recognizing 10 him). 11 24:17 Then 12 he said to them, “What are these matters 13 you are discussing so intently 14 as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking sad. 24:18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, 15 “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn’t know 16 the things that have happened there 17 in these days?” 24:19 He 18 said to them, “What things?” “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied, “a man 19 who, with his powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet 20 before God and all the people; 24:20 and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over 21 to be condemned to death, and crucified 22 him. 24:21 But we had hoped 23 that he was the one who was going to redeem 24 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. 25 They 26 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, 27 who said he was alive. 24:24 Then 28 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.” 29 24:25 So 30 he said to them, “You 31 foolish people 32 – how slow of heart 33 to believe 34 all that the prophets have spoken! 24:26 Wasn’t 35 it necessary 36 for the Christ 37 to suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 24:27 Then 38 beginning with Moses and all the prophets, 39 he interpreted to them the things written about 40 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, 41 24:29 but they urged him, 42 “Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done.” So 43 he went in to stay with them.
24:30 When 44 he had taken his place at the table 45 with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, 46 and gave it to them. 24:31 At this point 47 their eyes were opened and they recognized 48 him. 49 Then 50 he vanished out of their sight. 24:32 They 51 said to each other, “Didn’t 52 our hearts 53 burn within us 54 while he was speaking with us on the road, while he was explaining 55 the scriptures to us?” 24:33 So 56 they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. 57 They 58 found the eleven and those with them gathered together 24:34 and 59 saying, “The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon!” 60 24:35 Then they told what had happened on the road, 61 and how they recognized him 62 when he broke the bread.
Jesus Makes a Final Appearance
24:36 While they were saying these things, Jesus 63 himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 64 24:37 But they were startled and terrified, thinking 65 they saw a ghost. 66 24:38 Then 67 he said to them, “Why are you frightened, 68 and why do doubts 69 arise in your hearts? 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet; it’s me! 70 Touch me and see; a ghost 71 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. 72 24:41 And while they still could not believe it 73 (because of their joy) and were amazed, 74 he said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 75 24:42 So 76 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 77 he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me 78 in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms 79 must be fulfilled.” 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, 80 24:46 and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ 81 would suffer 82 and would rise from the dead on the third day, 24:47 and repentance 83 for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed 84 in his name to all nations, 85 beginning from Jerusalem. 86 24:48 You are witnesses 87 of these things. 24:49 And look, I am sending you 88 what my Father promised. 89 But stay in the city 90 until you have been clothed with power 91 from on high.”