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Women Learn Jesus Has Risen

1Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices that they had prepared.
  2And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
  3And having entered in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
  4And it came to pass, while they were perplexed about this, Look!, two men suddenly stood by them in gleaming clothing.
  5And they became frightened and bowed their faces to the earth. The men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
  6He is not here, but has been raised. Remember how he spoke to you when he was still in Galilee,
  7saying that it was necessary that the Son of Man be handed over into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day to rise.”
  8And they remembered his words.
 

9And they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the Eleven and to all the rest.
 

The Women are Not Believed

10Now they were Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles.
  11And these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they did not believe them.
  12But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. And stooping down and looking in, he sees the linen cloths by themselves. And he departed to his home, wondering within himself at the things that had happened.
 

On the Road to Emmaus

13And Look!, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven milesa from Jerusalem.
  14And they were talking with each other about all the things that had happened.
  15And it came to pass while they were talking and discussing with one another, that Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
  16But their eyes were being prevented from recognizing him.
  17And he said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad.
  18And one of them, named Cleopas, answering, said to him, “Are you only a visitor in Jerusalem, and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
  19And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
  20and how the chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him.
  21But we were hoping that he was the one who was about to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass.
  22Furthermore, some women among us also amazed us. When they were at the tomb early in the morning
  23and when they did not find his body, they came back, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive.
  24And some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see him.”
 

25And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
  26Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things, and after that to enter into his glory?”
  27And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
 

28And they drew near to the village where they were going, and he acted as if he was going to go further.
  29And they constrained him, saying, “Stay with us, because it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent.” And he went in to stay with them.
  30And it came to pass, when he had reclined to eat with them, he took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, he began giving it to them.
  31And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight.
  32And they said to one another, “Did not our hearts burn within us as he was speaking to us on the road, as he was opening the scriptures to us?”
 

33And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and they found the Eleven and those who were with them gathered together,
  34saying, “The Lord was really raised, and has appeared to Simon!”
  35And they related the things that happened on the road, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
 

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36And as they spoke these things, he himself stood in the midst of them, and says to them, “Peace be to you.”
  37But they were terrified and frightened, and thought they were seeing a spirit.
  38And he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?
  39Look at my hands and my feet, and see that it is I myself. Handle me, and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you can see that I have.”
  40And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
  41And while they still did not believe for joy, and were amazed, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”
  42And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish.
  43And he took it and ate it in their presence.
 

44And he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you; that all things must be fulfilled that are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me.”
  45Then he opened up their minds to understand the scriptures,
  46and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer, and rise out from among the dead the third day,
  47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins were to be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
  48You are witnesses of these things.
  49And look!, I am going to send the promise of my Father upon you, but you, stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
 

The Ascension

50And he led them out until they were opposite Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them.
  51And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was separated from them and was carried up into heaven.
  52And they, after paying homage to him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
  53and were continually in the temple, blessing God.
 


a[13]
The Greek reads “sixty stadia,” and a stadion was about 607 feet, thus about 7 miles or 11 km.

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