1 But the first day of the week, they went by daybreak, with some others, to the tomb, carrying the spices which they had provided,
2 and found the stone rolled away from the tomb;
3 and having entered, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 While they were in perplexity on this account, behold, two men stood by them, in robes of a dazzling brightness.
5 The women being affrighted, and fixing their eyes on the ground, these said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen; remember how he spoke to you, before he left Galilee,
7 saying, The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinners, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
8 Then they remembered his words.
9 On their return from the tomb, they reported the whole matter to the eleven, and to all the other disciples.
10 It was Mary the Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women with them, who told these things to the Apostles:
11 but their account appeared to them as idle tales; they gave them no credit.
12 Peter, however, arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, saw nothing there but the linen lying. And he went away, musing with astonishment on what had happened.
13 The same day, as two of the disciples were traveling to a village named Emmaus, sixty furlongs from Jerusalem,
14 they conversed together about all these events.
15 While they were conversing and reasoning, Jesus himself joined them, and went along with them.
16 But their eyes were so affected that they did not know him.
17 And he said to them, What subjects are these about which you confer together? and why are you dejected?
18 And one of them, named Cleopas, answered, Are you only a stranger in Jerusalem, and do you not know the things which have happened there so lately?
19 What things? said he. They answered, Concerning Jesus, the Nazarene, who was a prophet, powerful in word and deed, before God and all the people;
20 how our chief priests and magistrates have delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21 As for us, we trusted that it had been he who should have redeemed Israel. Besides all this, today, being the third day since these things happened,
22 some women of our company have astonished us; for having gone early to the tomb,
23 and not found his body, they came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said that he is alive.
24 And some of our men went to the tomb, and found matters exactly as the women had related; but him they saw not.
25 Then he said to them, O thoughtless men, and backward to believe things which have been all predicted by the prophets!
26 Ought not the Messiah thus to suffer, and so to enter into his glory?
27 Then beginning with Moses, and proceeding through all the prophets, he explained to them all the passages relating to himself.
28 When they came near the village, whither they were traveling, he seemed as intending to go farther;
29 but they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it grows late, and the day is far spent. And he went to abide with them.
30 While they were at table together, he took the loaf, and blessed and broke it, and distributed to them.
31 Then their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he disappeared.
32 And they said one to another, Did not our hearts burn within us, while he talked with us on the road, and expounded to us the scriptures?
33 Immediately they arose and returned to Jerusalem, where they found the eleven, and the rest of their company assembled,
34 who said, The Master is actually risen, and has appeared to Simon.
35 These also recounted what had happened on the road, and how he was made known to them in breaking the loaf.
36 While they discoursed in this manner, he stood in the midst of them, and said, Peace be to you.
37 But they were amazed and affrighted, imagining that they saw a spirit.
38 And he said to them, Why are you so alarmed? And wherefore do suspicious arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet; it is I myself; handle me and be convinced; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see me have.
40 Saying this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
41 While yet they believed not, for joy and amazement, he said to them, Have you here anything to eat?
42 And they gave him a piece of broiled fish, and of a honeycomb,
43 which he took and eat in their presence.
44 And he said to them, This is what I told you while I remained with you, that all the things which are written of me in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, must be accomplished.
45 Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the scriptures;
46 and said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved the Messiah to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day;
47 and that reformation and the remission of sins should be proclaimed, in his name, among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 Now, you are witnesses of these things;
49 and behold I send you that which my Father has promised; but do you continue in this city, until you be invested with power from above.
50 He then led them out as far as Bethany, and lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51 And while he was blessing them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
52 And having worshiped him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy;
53 and were constantly in the temple, praising and blessing God.