1 Now on the Sabbath they rested, in accordance with the commandment, but on the first day of the week at early dawn they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. 2 But they found the boulder rolled back from the tomb, 3 and yet on going inside they did not find the body. 4 And as they were being perplexed about this, two men in dazzling robes suddenly took their stand beside them. 5 Because the women were so frightened and were turning their faces to the ground, they said to them, "Why are you looking among the dead for Him who is alive? 6 [He is not here but has risen.] Remember what He told you while He was still in Galilee, when 7 He said that the Son of Man had to be turned over to wicked men and crucified, but was to rise again on the third day." 8 Then they recalled His words
9 and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the Eleven and all the rest. 10 They were Mary of Magdala and Joanna, and Mary, James's mother, who, with the other women, reported these things to the apostles. 11 But the report seemed to them to be nonsense, and so they continued to disbelieve the women. 12 [Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb, and stooped down and saw the linen clothes but nothing else. Then he went home wondering at what had taken place.]
13 On that very day, strange to say, two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and were talking together about all these things that had taken place. 15 And as they were talking, and discussing these things, Jesus Himself came up near to them and continued to walk with them, 16 but their eyes were in such a state as to keep them from recognizing Him. 17 Then He said to them, "What is this that you are discussing together as you walk?" So they stopped and stood still with puzzled countenances.
18 Finally one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered Him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who has not heard of the things that have taken place there in these last days?"
19 And He said to them, "What sort of things?" They answered Him, "The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who in the sight of God and of all the people became a prophet mighty in deed and word, 20 and how the high priests and leading men turned Him over to be sentenced to death, and had Him crucified. 21 But we kept hoping that He was the One who was coming to set Israel free. Moreover, besides all this, it is now the third day since these things occurred. 22 Yes, indeed, some women of our number have astounded us! They went to the tomb early this morning 23 and could not find His body, but came and told us that they had actually had a vision of angels who said He was alive. 24 Then some of our company went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Him."
25 Then He said to them, "O men sluggish in mind and slow in heart to believe all that the prophets have said! 26 Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and thus to enter into His glory?" 27 Then He began with Moses and went through all the prophets and explained to them all the passages in the Scriptures about Himself.
28 Then they approached the village to which they were going, and He acted as though He were going on farther, 29 but they earnestly urged Him, and said, "Stop and stay with us, for it is getting toward evening and the day is nearly spent." So He went in to stay with them.
30 And after He had taken His place at table with them, He took the loaf and blessed it and broke it in pieces and handed it to them. 31 Then their eyes were instantly opened and they recognized Him, and at once He vanished from them. 32 Then they said to each other, "Did not our hearts keep burning in our bosoms as He was talking to us on the road, as He went on explaining the Scriptures to us?" 33 So at once they got up and went back to Jerusalem and found the Eleven and their company all together, 34 who told them that the Lord had really risen and had been seen by Simon. 35 Then they themselves began to tell what had occurred on the road, and how He was recognized by them when He broke the loaf in pieces.
36 Even while they were talking about these things, He took His stand among them Himself, [and said to them, "Peace to you!"] 37 and they were so startled and terror-stricken that they were beginning to think that they saw a ghost. 38 But He said to them, "Why are you so disturbed and why are doubts arising in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet, for it is I, myself. Feel of me and see for yourselves, for a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have." 40 [After He had said this He showed them His hands and His feet.] 41 So while they were still disbelieving for sheer joy and still wondering about it, He asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?" 42 Then they gave Him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and He took it and ate it before their eyes.
44 Then He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you, that everything which is written about me in the law of Moses, in the prophets, and in the Psalms, had to be fulfilled." 45 Then He opened their minds so that they might continue to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, "The Scriptures said that the Christ should suffer as He has suffered, should rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that in His name repentance as the condition for the forgiveness of sins should be preached to all the nations. Beginning at Jerusalem 48 you are to continue as witnesses to these things. 49 And I will send down upon you what my Father has promised. But you, on your part, must stay right here in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
50 Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 And while He was blessing them, He parted from them, and was taken up to heaven. 52 And with great joy they went back to Jerusalem; 53 and they were continually in the temple, praising God.