THE GOSPEL ACCORDING to
Luke 24 ©
1 The women go to the sepulchre, and find the same empty. 4 Two angels declare unto them the resurrection of Christ. 9 Which they go and tell the apostles and other disciples, who do not believe it. 12 Peter runs forth to the grave. 13 Christ reveals Himself to two disciples going towards Emmaus, and is there known of them in breaking of bread. 33 Who return to Jerusalem and relate it to the apostles. 36 Christ Himself appears to all His apostles, shows them His hands and feet, and eats in their presence. 44 Opens to them the meaning of the Scriptures, appoints them to be His witnesses among all people, and promises them His Holy Spirit. 50 Blesses them, takes His leave of them and ascends into heaven.
NOW upona the 1first day 2of the week, 3very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and 4certain others with them.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they were much 5perplexed thereabout, behold, 6two men stood by them 7in shining garments:
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?
He is not here, but is risen: rememberb how he 8spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
And they rememberedc his words,
Andd returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to 9all the rest.
It was Mary Magdalene, and 10Joanna, and Mary the mother of 11James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
And their words seemed to them as 12idle tales, and they believed them not.
Thene arose Peter, and 13ran 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.
¶And,f behold, two 14of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore 15furlongs.g
And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
And it came to pass, that,h while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
But their eyes were 16holden 17that they should not know him.
And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are 18sad?
And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only 19a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, whichi was 20a prophet mighty 21in deed and word 22before God and all 23the people:
And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
But we trusted that it had been he whichj should have 24redeemed 25Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
Yea, andk certain women also 26of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
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.
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.
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
Oughtl not Christ to have suffered these things, and to 27enter into his glory?
Andm beginning at Moses and alln the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he 28made as though he would have gone further.
Buto they 29constrained him, saying, Abidep with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and 30blessed it, and 31brake, and gave to them.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he 32vanished out of their sight.
And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he 33opened to us the scriptures?
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
34Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, andq hath appeared to Simon.
And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
¶Andr as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen 35a spirit.
And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Behold my hands and my feet, 36that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Haves ye here any 37meat?
And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
And he took it, and 38did eat before them.
And he said unto them, Thesetare the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet 39with 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.
Then 40opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
And said unto them, Thusu it is written, and thus it behovedv Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
And that repentance and remissionw of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, 41beginningx at Jerusalem.
And ye are witnesses of these things.
¶And,y behold, I send the 42promise of my Father upon you: butz43tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with 44power 45from on high.
¶Andaa he led them 46out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
Andab it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
And were continually in the temple, praising and 47blessing God. Amen.