Bible: Luke 24:33-49

24:33 So 1  they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. 2  They 3  found the eleven and those with them gathered together 24:34 and 4  saying, “The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon! 5  24:35 Then they told what had happened on the road, 6  and how they recognized him 7  when he broke the bread.

Jesus Makes a Final Appearance

24:36 While they were saying these things, Jesus 8  himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 9  24:37 But they were startled and terrified, thinking 10  they saw a ghost. 11  24:38 Then 12  he said to them, “Why are you frightened, 13  and why do doubts 14  arise in your hearts? 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet; it’s me! 15  Touch me and see; a ghost 16  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. 17  24:41 And while they still could not believe it 18  (because of their joy) and were amazed, 19  he said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat? 20  24:42 So 21  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 22  he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me 23  in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms 24  must be fulfilled.” 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, 25  24:46 and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ 26  would suffer 27  and would rise from the dead on the third day, 24:47 and repentance 28  for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed 29  in his name to all nations, 30  beginning from Jerusalem. 31  24:48 You are witnesses 32  of these things. 24:49 And look, I am sending you 33  what my Father promised. 34  But stay in the city 35  until you have been clothed with power 36  from on high.”

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