THE HOLY BIBLE
The Gospel According to Luke Chapter 24:1-53
Luke 24:1 But at daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.
Luke 24:2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb;
Luke 24:3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
Luke 24:4 While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them.
Luke 24:5 They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, "Why do you seek the living one among the dead?
Luke 24:6 He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee,
Luke 24:7 that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day."
Luke 24:8 And they remembered his words.
Luke 24:9 Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others.
Luke 24:11 but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them.
Luke 24:12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.
Luke 24:13 Now that very day two of them were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
Luke 24:14 and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
Luke 24:15 And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
Luke 24:16 but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
Luke 24:17 He asked them, "What are you discussing as you walk along?" They stopped, looking downcast.
Luke 24:18 One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know of the things that have taken place there in these days?"
Luke 24:19 And he replied to them, "What sort of things?" They said to him, "The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
Luke 24:20 how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him.
Luke 24:21 But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel; and besides all this, it is now the third day since this took place.
Luke 24:22 Some women from our group, however, have astounded us: they were at the tomb early in the morning
Luke 24:23 and did not find his body; they came back and reported that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who announced that he was alive.
Luke 24:24 Then some of those with us went to the tomb and found things just as the women had described, but him they did not see."
Luke 24:25 And he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Luke 24:26 Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer 8 these things and enter into his glory?"
Luke 24:27 Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures.
Luke 24:28 As they approached the village to which they were going, he gave the impression that he was going on farther.
Luke 24:29 But they urged him, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them.
Luke 24:30 And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.
Luke 24:31 With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight.
Luke 24:32 Then they said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning (within us) while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?"
Luke 24:33 So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem where they found gathered together the eleven and those with them
Luke 24:34 who were saying, "The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!"
Luke 24:35 Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Luke 24:36 While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you."
Luke 24:37 But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
Luke 24:38 Then he said to them, "Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts?
Luke 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have."
Luke 24:40 And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
Luke 24:41 While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed, he asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
Luke 24:42 They gave him a piece of baked fish;
Luke 24:43 he took it and ate it in front of them.
Luke 24:44 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 in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled."
Luke 24:45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.
Luke 24:46 And he said to them, "Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day
Luke 24:47 and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Luke 24:48 You are witnesses of these things.
Luke 24:49 And (behold) I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
Luke 24:50 Then he led them (out) as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them.
Luke 24:51 As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.
Luke 24:52 They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
Luke 24:53 and they were continually in the temple praising God.