1 On the Sabbath Day they rested in obedience to the commandment, but in the deep dawn of the first day of the week they took the spices which they had prepared, and came to the tomb. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 and on entering they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were still perplexed over this, it happened that the two men stood near them in dazzling raiment. 5 They were terrified, and bowed down their faces to the ground, but the men said to them. "Why are you seeking him who lives among the dead? 6 "He is not here; he is risen. Do you remember how he told you when he was still in Galilee 7 that the Son of man had to be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, and to be crucified, and to rise on the third day?" 8 Then they recollected his words,
9 and turning away from the tomb they told all this to the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary, the mother of James, and the rest of the women who were telling all this to the apostles. 11 But the whole story seemed to them but an idle tale; and they disbelieved the women. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb, but when he stooped and looked in he saw the linen wrappings by themselves, and he departed to his home, wondering at that which was come to pass.
13 On that same day two of his disciples were walking to Emmaus, a village about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking together about all these events, 15 and as they talked and discussed matter, Jesus himself drew near and began walking beside them. 16 But their eyes continued to be held that they should not recognize him even for an instant, 17 And he said to them, "What words are these that you are exchanging one with another, as you walk along?"
18 They stood still, looking sad. And one of them named Cleopas, answered him, "Do you sojourn alone in Jerusalem, that you do not know what things have been happening there these days?"
19 "What kind of things?" he answered. And they said: "The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; 20 "and how our high priest and ruler delivered him to be condemned to death and crucified him. 21 "But we were hoping that it was he who should redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this is the third day since these things happened. 22 "Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They went to his tomb at daybreak, 23 "and found that his body was not there; then they came and told us that besides they had seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 "Thereupon some of our own party to the tomb, and found it even so as the women had said, but him they did not see."
25 "O foolish men," said Jesus, "slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 "Behooved it not the Christ to suffer thus, and then to enter into his glory?" 27 And beginning with Moses and the Prophets, he interpreted all the passages concerning himself.
28 When they drew near to the village to which they are were going, he appeared to be going farther. 29 But they urged him to stay with them, saying, "Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent."
30 So he went in to stay with them. But as he sat down with them, and took bread, and had blessed and broken it, and was handing it to them, 31 their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight. 32 "Were not our hearts burning within us," they said to each other, "while we were talking with him on the way, and he was opening to us the scriptures?" 33 So they rose and returned to Jerusalem that very hour, and found the Eleven and the others all met together, 34 saying, "The Lord is really risen, and has appeared to Simon!" 35 Then they began to tell what happened on the road, and he was known to them when he broke the bread.
36 While they were yet speaking he stood among them and said, "Peace be to you!" 37 They were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 And he said to them. "Why are you disturbed? And why do questions rise in your hearts? 39 "Look at my hands and my feet. It is I! Feel me and see; for a ghost has not flesh and blood as I have." 40 Then he showed them his hands and feet. 41 But while they still did not believe it for joy, and were filled with wonder, he asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?" 42 So they gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 Then he said to them, "These are my words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, how all things must be fulfilled which are written in the Law of Moses, and the prophets, and the Psalms concerning me." 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and he said: "Thus it is written that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead, the third day; 47 "and that repentance unto remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 "You must bear testimony to this. 49 "And I will send forth the promise of my Father upon you. But tarry in Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high."
50 And he led them out until they were over against Bethany; and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 And it happened that while he was blessing them, that he parted from them and was carried into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple, blessing God.