¶ 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.