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Luke 24

1 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
2 But they found the stone having been rolled away from the tomb.
3 And they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
5 And, as they were terrified and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
7 saying, The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
8 And they remembered His words.
9 And they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of Jacob, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles.
11 And their words seemed to them like idle nonsense, and they did not believe them.
12 But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, wondering to himself at what had happened.
13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.
16 But their eyes were held, so that they did not recognize Him.
17 And He said to them, What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?
18 Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, Are You only a stranger in Jerusalem, and do not know the things which happened there in these days?
19 And He said to them, What things? So they said to Him, The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.
21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
22 Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us.
23 And when they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He is alive.
24 And certain 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.
25 Then He said to them, O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken.
26 Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
28 And they drew near to the village where they were going, and He made as though He would have gone farther.
29 But they constrained Him, saying, Stay with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And He went in to stay with them.
30 And it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
31 And their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
32 And they said to one another, Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?
33 So they rose up the same hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,
34 saying, The Lord truly is risen, and has appeared to Simon!
35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.
36 And as they were saying these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, Peace to you.
37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they were seeing a ghost.
38 And He said to them, Why are you troubled? And why do reasonings arise in your hearts?
39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.
40 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, Have you any food here?
42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.
43 And He took it and ate in their presence.
44 Then He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.
45 And He opened their mind to understand the Scriptures.
46 And He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,
47 and that repentance and remission of sins be preached in His name to all nations, beginning out of Jerusalem.
48 And you are witnesses of these things.
49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but stay in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.
50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into Heaven.
52 And they did homage to Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
53 and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.
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