- But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.
- And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
- And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
- And it came to pass, while they were perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel:
- and as they were affrighted and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
- He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
- saying that the Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
- And they remembered his words,
- and returned from the tomb, and told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest.
- Now they were Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the [mother] of James: and the other women with them told these things unto the apostles.
- And these words appeared in their sight as idle talk;
and they disbelieved them.
- But Peter arose, and ran unto the tomb;
and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen cloths by themselves;
and he departed to his home, wondering at that which was come to pass.
- And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was threescore furlongs from Jerusalem.
- And they communed with each other of all these things which had happened.
- And it came to pass, while they communed and questioned together, that Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
- But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
- And he said unto them, What communications are these that ye have one with another, as ye walk?
And they stood still, looking sad.
- And one of them, named Cleopas, answering said unto him, Dost thou alone sojourn in Jerusalem and not know the things which are come to pass there in these days?
- And he said unto them, What things?
And they said unto him, The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
- and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
- But we hoped that it was he who should redeem Israel.
Yea and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass.
- Moreover certain women of our company amazed us, having been early at the tomb;
- and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.
- And certain of them that were with us went to the tomb, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
- And he said unto them, O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
- Behooved it not the Christ to suffer these things, and to enter into his glory?
- And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
- And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go further.
- And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us;
for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent.
And he went in to abide with them.
- And it came to pass, when he had sat down with them to meat, he took the bread and blessed;
and breaking [it] he gave to them.
- And their eyes were opened, and they knew him;
and he vanished out of their sight.
- And they said one to another, Was not our heart burning within us, while he spake to us in the way, while he opened to us the scriptures?
- And they rose up that very hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
- saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
- And they rehearsed the things [that happened] in the way, and how he was known of them in the breaking of the bread.
- And as they spake these things, he himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you.
- But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit.
- And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled?
and wherefore do questionings arise in your heart?
- See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see;
for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having.
- And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
- And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here anything to eat?
- And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish.
- And he took it, and ate before them.
- And he said unto them, These are my words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me.
- Then opened he their mind, that they might understand the scriptures;
- and he said unto them, Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day;
- and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
- Ye are witnesses of these things.
- And behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.
- And he led them out until [they were] over against Bethany: and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
- And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.
- And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
- and were continually in the temple, blessing God.