The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - Luke
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- 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
- But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
- Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
- And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold,
two men stood by them in shining garments.
- Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to
them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?
- He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was
still in Galilee,
- Saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men,
and be crucified, and the third day rise again.' "
- And they remembered His words.
- Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven
and to all the rest.
- It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other
women with them, who told these things to the apostles.
- And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe
- But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen
cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had
- Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called
Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem.
- And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
- So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near
and went with them.
- But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
- And He said to them, "What kind of conversation is this that you have with
one another as you walk and are sad?"
- Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, "Are You the
only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened
there in these days?"
- 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,
- And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to
death, and crucified Him.
- 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.
- Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early,
- When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen
a vision of angels who said He was alive.
- And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just
as the women had said; but Him they did not see."
- Then He said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all
that the prophets have spoken!
- Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His
- And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all
the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
- Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated
that He would have gone farther.
- But they constrained Him, saying, "Abide with us, for it is toward
evening, and the day is far spent." And He went in to stay with them.
- Now 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.
- Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their
- 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?"
- So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the
eleven and those who were with them gathered together,
- Saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"
- And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He
was known to them in the breaking of bread.
- Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them,
and said to them, "Peace to you."
- But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a
- And He said to them, "Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in
- Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a
spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have."
- When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
- But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to
them, "Have you any food here?"
- So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.
- And He took it and ate in their presence.
- 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."
- And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the
- Then 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,
- And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name
to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
- And you are witnesses of these things.
- Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of
Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."
- And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and
- Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them
and carried up into heaven.
- And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
- and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.
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