- ¶ AND on the first day of the week, early in the morning, while it was yet dark, they came to the tomb and brought the spices which they had prepared;
and there were with them other women.
- And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
- And they entered in, but they did not find the body of Jesus.
- And it came to pass as they were confused about this, behold, two men stood above them, and their garments were shining;
- And they were afraid and bowed their faces to the ground;
and they said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead?
- He is not here, he has risen;
remember that he spoke to you while he was in Galilee,
- Saying that the Son of man had to be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and rise again on the third day.
- And they remembered his words.
- And they returned from the tomb, and told all these things to the eleven and to the rest.
- They we’re Mary of Magdala, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the rest who were with them, who told these things to the apostles.
- And these words appeared in their eyes as delusions;
and they did not believe them.
- But Simon rose up and ran to the tomb;
and he looked in and saw the linen laid by itself, and he went away wondering in himself concerning what had happened.
- ¶ And behold two of them were going on that day to a village called Emmaus, about six miles from Jerusalem.
- They were talking with each other concerning all these things that had happened.
- And while they were speaking and asking each other, Jesus came and overtook them and walked with them.
- But the sight of their eyes was blurred so that they could not recognize him.
- And he said to them, What are these words that you are discussing with each other, as you walk and are sad?
- One of them, named Cleopah, answered, saying to him, Are you alone a stranger from Jerusalem, that you do not know what has happened in it in these days?
- He said to them, What things?
They said to him, About Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet, mighty in word and deed before God and before all the people.
- And the high priests and the elders delivered him up to the judgment of death, and they crucified him.
- But we were hoping that he was the one to save Israel;
and behold, it is three days since all these things happened.
- And some of our women also amazed us, for they went early to the tomb;
- And when his body was not found, they came, and said to us, We saw angels there, and they said that he is alive.
- And some of our men also went to the tomb, and they found it as the women had said;
but they did not see him.
- Then Jesus said to them, O dull-minded heavy-hearted, slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken;
- Did not Christ have to suffer all these things in order to enter into his glory?
- And he began from Moses and from all the prophets, and interpreted to them from all the scriptures concerning himself.
- And they drew near to the village to which they were going;
and he made them think that he was going to a far place.
- But they urged him and said, Remain with us;
for the day is spent and it is near dark.
So he entered to stay with them.
- And it came to pass, as he sat at table with them, he took bread and blessed it and broke it and gave it to them.
- And immediately their eyes were opened and they recognized him;
and he was taken away from them.
- And they said one to another, Were not our minds dull within us when he spoke with us on the road and interpreted the scriptures to us?
- And they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem;
and they found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them,
- Saying, Truly our Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.
- And they also reported those things that happened on the road, and how they knew him as he broke bread.
- ¶ And while they were discussing these things, Jesus stood among them, and said to them, Peace be with you;
it is I;
do not be afraid.
- And they were confused and frightened, for they thought they saw a spirit.
- Jesus said to them, Why do you tremble?
and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
- Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I;
feel me and understand;
for a spirit has no flesh and bones, as you see I have.
- When he said these things, he showed them his hands and his feet.
- And as they still did not believe because of their joy, and they were bewildered, he said to them, Have you anything here to eat?
- They gave him a portion of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb.
- And he took it and ate before their eyes.
- And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you when I was with you, that everything must be fulfilled which is written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the psalms, concerning me.
- Then he opened their mind to understand the scriptures.
- And he said to them, Thus it is written, and it was right, that Christ should suffer and rise from the dead on the third day;
- And that repentance should be preached in his name for the forgiveness of sins among all nations;
and the beginning will be from Jerusalem.
- You are witnesses of these things.
- And I will send upon you the promise of my Father;
but remain in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.
- ¶ And he took them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
- And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he parted from them and went up to heaven.
- And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy;
- And they were always in the temple, praising and blessing God.