1On the first day of the week, however, they went very early to the tomb, bearing the spices they had prepared.2But they found the stone rolled away from the memorial tomb,3and when they entered they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.4While they were in perplexity over this, look! two men in flashing clothing stood by them.5As the [women] became frightened and kept their faces turned to the ground, the [men] said to them: “Why are YOU looking for the living One among the dead?6[[He is not here, but has been raised up.]] Recall how he spoke to YOU while he was yet in Gal′i‧lee,7saying that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be impaled and yet on the third day rise.”8So they called his sayings to mind,9and they returned from the memorial tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.10They were the Mag′da‧lene Mary, and Jo‧an′na, and Mary the [mother] of James. Also, the rest of the women with them were telling the apostles these things.11However, these sayings appeared as nonsense to them and they would not believe the [women].
12[[But Peter rose and ran to the memorial tomb, and, stooping forward, he beheld the bandages alone. So he went off, wondering within himself at what had occurred.]]
13But, look! on that very day two of them were journeying to a village about seven miles distant from Jerusalem [and] named Em‧ma′us,14and they were conversing with each other over all these things that had come about.
15Now as they were conversing and discussing, Jesus himself approached and began walking with them;16but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.17He said to them: “What are these matters that YOU are debating between yourselves as YOU walk along?” And they stood still with sad faces.18In answer the one named Cle′o‧pas said to him: “Are you dwelling as an alien by yourself in Jerusalem and so do not know the things that have occurred in her in these days?”19And he said to them: “What things?” They said to him: “The things concerning Jesus the Naz‧a‧rene′, who became a prophet powerful in work and word before God and all the people;20and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over to the sentence of death and impaled him.21But we were hoping that this [man] was the one destined to deliver Israel; yes, and besides all these things, this makes the third day since these things occurred.22Moreover, certain women from among us also astonished us, because they had been early to the memorial tomb23but did not find his body and they came saying they had also seen a supernatural sight of angels, who said he is alive.24Further, some of those with us went off to the memorial tomb; and they found it so, just as the women had said, but they did not see him.”
25So he said to them: “O senseless ones and slow in heart to believe on all the things the prophets spoke!26Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?”27And commencing at Moses and all the Prophets he interpreted to them things pertaining to himself in all the Scriptures.
28Finally they got close to the village where they were journeying, and he made as if he was journeying on farther.29But they used pressure upon him, saying: “Stay with us, because it is toward evening and the day has already declined.” With that he went in to stay with them.30And as he was reclining with them at the meal he took the loaf, blessed it, broke it and began to hand it to them.31At that their eyes were fully opened and they recognized him; and he disappeared from them.32And they said to each other: “Were not our hearts burning as he was speaking to us on the road, as he was fully opening up the Scriptures to us?”33And in that very hour they rose and returned to Jerusalem, and they found the eleven and those with them assembled together,34saying: “For a fact the Lord was raised up and he appeared to Simon!”35Now they themselves related the [events] on the road and how he became known to them by the breaking of the loaf.
36While they were speaking of these things he himself stood in their midst [[and said to them: “May YOU have peace.”]]37But because they were terrified, and had become frightened, they were imagining they beheld a spirit.38So he said to them: “Why are YOU troubled, and why is it doubts come up in YOUR hearts?39See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; feel me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as YOU behold that I have.”40[[And as he said this he showed them his hands and his feet.]]41But while they were still not believing for sheer joy and were wondering, he said to them: “Do YOU have something there to eat?”42And they handed him a piece of broiled fish;43and he took it and ate it before their eyes.
44He now said to them: “These are my words which I spoke to YOU while I was yet with YOU, that all the things written in the law of Moses and in the Prophets and Psalms about me must be fulfilled.”45Then he opened up their minds fully to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures,46and he said to them: “In this way it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from among the dead on the third day,47and on the basis of his name repentance for forgiveness of sins would be preached in all the nations—starting out from Jerusalem,48YOU are to be witnesses of these things.49And, look! I am sending forth upon YOU that which is promised by my Father. YOU, though, abide in the city until YOU become clothed with power from on high.”
50But he led them out as far as Beth′a‧ny, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them.51As he was blessing them he was parted from them and began to be borne up to heaven.52And they did obeisance to him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.53And they were continually in the temple blessing God.