1 # For ver. 1-10, see Matt. 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; John 20:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, #ch. 23:56taking the spices they had prepared. 2And they found #Matt. 27:60; Mark 15:46; [John 11]the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were perplexed about this, behold, #John 20:12 two #[Acts 1:10; 10:30]men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5And as they were #ver. 37frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, #ch. 9:22, 44; Matt. 17:22, 23; Mark 9:30, 31; [ver. 44]while he was still in Galilee, 7#[See ver. 6 above] that the Son of Man #See ch. 13:33 must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and #See Matt. 20:19 be crucified and on #See ch. 9:22the third day rise.” 8And #John 2:22; 12:1they remembered his words, 9and returning from the tomb they #[John 20:18]told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10Now it was #Matt. 27:56; Mark 15:40, 41 Mary Magdalene and #ch. 8:3Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and #Mark 16:11; See Mark 16:16they did not believe them. 12But #John 20:3-6 Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw #John 19:40the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.
On the Road to Emmaus
13That very day #Mark 16:12two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles#24:13 Greek sixty stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters from Jerusalem, 14and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16#John 20:14; 21:4; [ver. 31; ch. 9:45; 18:34]But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was #See Matt. 21:11 a prophet #Acts 2:22; [Acts 7:22]mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20and #Acts 2:23; 5:30; 13:27, 28; 1 Thess. 2:15 how our chief priests and #ch. 23:13, 35; John 3:1; 7:26, 48; 12:42; Acts 3:17; 4:5, 8; 13:27; [1 Cor. 2:8]rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21But we had hoped that he was #See ch. 1:68; 1 Pet. 1:18 the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now #ver. 7the third day since these things happened. 22Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. #ver. 1They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23and #ver. 3 when they did not find his body, they came back saying that #ver. 4, 5, 9they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24#ver. 12; John 20:3Some 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.” 25And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26#ver. 7, 44, 46; Heb. 2:10; 12:2; 1 Pet. 1:11; See Acts 3:18 Was it not necessary that #See Matt. 1:17 the Christ should suffer these things and enter into #See ch. 9:26his glory?” 27And #Acts 8:35 beginning with #Gen. 3:15; 12:3; 22:18; Num. 21:9; 24:17; [John 1:45; 5:46] Moses and #2 Sam. 7:12-16; Isa. 7:14; 9:6; 50:6; 52:13–53:12; 61:1; Jer. 23:5, 6; Dan. 7:13, 14; 9:24-27; Mic. 5:2; Zech. 6:12; 9:9; 12:10; 13:7; [Acts 13:27]all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
28So they drew near to the village to which they were going. #[Mark 6:48]He acted as if he were going farther, 29but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and #ch. 9:12 (Gk.)the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30When he was at table with them, he took the bread and #See Matt. 14:19blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31#[ver. 16] And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And #[ch. 4:30]he vanished from their sight. 32They said to each other, #Ps. 39:3 “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he #ver. 45opened to us the Scriptures?” 33And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they #Mark 16:13; Acts 17:3 found the eleven and #[Acts 1:14]those who were with them gathered together, 34saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and #1 Cor. 15:5has appeared to Simon!” 35Then they told what had happened on the road, and #ver. 30, 31 how he was known to them in #See Acts 2:42the breaking of the bread.
Jesus Appears to His Disciples
36As they were talking about these things, #Mark 16:14; John 20:19Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37But they were #ch. 21:9 startled and #ver. 5 frightened and #[Matt. 14:26; Mark 6:49]thought they saw a spirit. 38And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. #1 John 1:1; [John 20:27]Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40And when he had said this, #John 20:20he showed them his hands and his feet. 41And while they still disbelieved #Acts 12:14; [Gen. 45:26] for joy and were marveling, #John 21:5he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish,#24:42 Some manuscripts add and some honeycomb 43and he took it and ate before them.
44Then he said to them, #See ver. 6 “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, #See ver. 27that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then #ver. 32; [Job 33:16; Ps. 119:18; Acts 16:14; 1 John 5:20]he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and said to them, “Thus #See Matt. 26:24 it is written, #See ver. 7, 26 that the Christ should suffer and on the third day #John 20:9rise from the dead, 47and that #Acts 5:31; See Acts 2:38 repentance for#24:47 Some manuscripts and the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed #See Acts 4:12 in his name #ch. 2:32; Gen. 12:3; Ps. 22:27; Isa. 2:2; 49:6; Hos. 2:23; Mal. 1:11; Matt. 28:19 to all nations, #Acts 10:37; Gal. 3:8beginning from Jerusalem. 48#Acts 1:8, 22; 2:32; 3:15; 5:32; 10:39, 41; 13:31; 1 Pet. 5:1; [John 15:27; 1 Cor. 15:15]You are witnesses of these things. 49And behold, I am sending #John 14:26; Acts 1:4; [Acts 2:33; Eph. 1:13]; See Acts 2:16, 17 the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you #Job 29:14; Ps. 132:9 are clothed with #Acts 1:8 power #ch. 1:78; Isa. 32:15from on high.”
50And #Acts 1:12 he led them out as far as #Matt. 21:17; John 11:18Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51While he blessed them, #See Mark 16:19he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52And they #Matt. 28:9 worshiped him and #[See ver. 50 above] returned to Jerusalem #See John 16:22with great joy, 53and #Acts 2:46; 3:1; 5:21, 42 were continually in the temple #ch. 1:64; 2:28blessing God.