Women Visit the Garden Tomb
1Now on the first day of the week, at daybreak, the women came to the tomb, carrying the spices they had prepared.
2They found the stone had been rolled away from the tomb;
3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Yeshua.
4And while they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them.
5The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you search for the living among the dead?
6He is not here, but He is risen! Remember what He told you when He was still in the Galilee,
7saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be executed, and on the third day rise up.”
8And they were reminded of His words.
9And when they returned from the tomb, they told all these things to the eleven and to everyone else.
10Now it was Miriam from Magdala, Joanna, the Miriam of Jacob and others together with them who were telling these things to the emissaries.
11But these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them.
12But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. Leaning in, he sees only the linen cloths. And he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.
Eyes Open in Emmaus
13Now behold, two of them on that very day were traveling to a village named Emmaus, a distance of about seven miles from Jerusalem.
14They were speaking with one another about all the things that had been happening.
15While they were talking and discussing, Yeshua Himself approached and began traveling with them.
16But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him.
17Then He said to them, “What are these things you are discussing with one another as you are walking along?” They stood still, looking gloomy.
18Then the one named Cleopas answered and said to Him, “Are You the only one visiting Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things that happened there in these days?”
19Yeshua said to them, “What kind of things?” And they said to Him, “The things about Yeshua from Natzeret, who was a Prophet, powerful in deed and word before God and all the people—
20how the ruling kohanim and our leaders handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and they executed Him.
21But we were hoping that He was the One about to redeem Israel. Besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
22“But also some women among us amazed us. Early in the morning they were at the tomb.
23When they didn’t find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said He is alive!
24Some of those with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women said, but they did not see Him.”
25Yeshua said to them, “Oh foolish ones, so slow of heart to put your trust in all that the prophets spoke!
26Was it not necessary for Messiah to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?”
27Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them the things written about Himself in all the Scriptures.
28They approached the village where they were going, and He acted as though He were going farther on.
29But they urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is already gone.” So He went in to stay with them.
30And it happened that when He was reclining at the table with them, He took the matzah, offered a bracha and, breaking it, gave it to them.
31Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, and He disappeared from them.
Good News for the Disciples in Jerusalem
32They said to one another, “Didn’t our heart burn within us while He was speaking with us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”
33And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. They found the eleven and others with them gathered together,
34saying, “The Lord is risen indeed! He has appeared to Simon!”
35Then they began telling about the events on the road and how He became recognized by them in the breaking of the matzah.
36While they were speaking of these things, Yeshua Himself stood in the midst of them and said, “Shalom Aleichem!”
37But they were startled and terrified, thinking they were seeing a ghost.
38Then He said to them, “Why are you so shaken? And why do doubts arise in your heart?
39Look at My hands and My feet—it is I Myself! Touch Me and see! For a spirit doesn’t have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
40And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
41But while they were still in disbelief due to joy and wonder, He said to them, “Do you have anything to eat here?”
42They gave Him a piece of broiled fish,
43and He took it and ate it in their presence.
44Then He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you—everything written concerning Me in the Torah of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
45Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,
46and He said to them, “So it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day,
47and that repentance for the removal of sins is to be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
48You are witnesses of these things.
49And behold, I am sending the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
Yeshua Ascends into Heaven
50Then Yeshua led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51And while blessing them, He departed from them and was taken up into heaven.
52After worshiping Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
53And they were continually in the Temple, praising God.
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