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The Gospel according to Saint Luke, chapter 24, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 24

New English Translation

   The Resurrection
   1 Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in, they did not find the body of the LORD Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire. 5 The women were terribly frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has been raised! Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again." 8 Then the women remembered his words, 9 and when they returned from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. 11 But these words seemed like pure nonsense to them, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent down and saw only the strips of linen cloth; then he went home, wondering what had happened.
   Jesus Walks the Road to Emmaus
   13 Now that very day two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and debating these things, Jesus himself approached and began to accompany them 16 (but their eyes were kept from recognizing him). 17 Then he said to them, "What are these matters you are discussing so intently as you walk along?" And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn't know the things that have happened there in these days?" 19 He said to them, "What things?" "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, " they replied, "a man who, with his powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet before God and all the people; 20 and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. Not only this, but it is now the third day since these things happened. 22 Furthermore, some women of our group amazed us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23 and when they did not find his body, they came back and said they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some 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 So he said to them, "You foolish people - how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Wasn't it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into his glory?" 27 Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things written about himself in all the scriptures.
   28 So they approached the village where they were going. He acted as though he wanted to go farther, 29 but they urged him, "Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done." So he went in to stay with them.
   30 When he had taken his place at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized him. Then he vanished out of their sight. 32 They said to each other, "Didn't our hearts burn within us while he was speaking with us on the road, while he was explaining the scriptures to us?" 33 So they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. They found the eleven and those with them gathered together 34 and saying, "The LORD has really risen, and has appeared to Simon!" 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how they recognized him when he broke the bread.
   Jesus Makes a Final Appearance
   36 While they were saying these things, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." 37 But they were startled and terrified, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 Then he said to them, "Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; it's me! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones like you see I have." 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still could not believe it (because of their joy) and were amazed, he said to them, "Do you have anything here to eat?" 42 So they gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in front of them.
   Jesus' Final Commission
   44 Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, 46 and said to them, "Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."
   Jesus' Departure
   50 Then Jesus led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51 Now during the blessing he departed and was taken up into heaven. 52 So they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple courts blessing God.

King James Version

   1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
   2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
   3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
   4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
   5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
   6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet 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 returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
   10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
   11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
   12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
   13 ¶ And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
   14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
   15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
   16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
   17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
   18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
   19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which 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 have crucified him.
   21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
   22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
   23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
   24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
   25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
   26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
   27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
   28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
   29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
   30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
   31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
   32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
   33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
   34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
   35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
   36 ¶ And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
   37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
   38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
   39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
   40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
   41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
   42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
   43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
   44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
   45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
   46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
   47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
   48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
   49 ¶ And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
   50 ¶ And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
   51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
   52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
   53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

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