He Is Risen
Now on the first day of the week, very early in
the morning, they, and certain other women with
them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they
had prepared. 2
But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
they went in and did not find the body of the Lord
And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about
this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining
Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces
to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the
living among the dead?
6 He is
not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you
when He was still in Galilee,
‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of
sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise
And they remembered His words.
they returned from the tomb and told all these things to
the eleven and to all the rest.
10 It was
Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James,
and the other women with them, who told these
things to the apostles.
their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did
not believe them.
Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he
saw the linen cloths lying
by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at
what had happened.
The Road to Emmaus
Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to
a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from
And they talked together of all these things which had
So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus
Himself drew near and went with them.
their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know
17 And He
said to them, “What kind of conversation is this
that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?”
the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him,
“Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You
not known the things which happened there in these
And He said to them, “What things?” So they said to Him,
“The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a
Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the
and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him
to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.
21 But we
were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem
Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day
since these things happened.
and certain women of our company, who arrived at the
tomb early, astonished us.
they did not find His body, they came saying that they
had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
certain of those who were with us went to the
tomb and found it just as the women had said; but
Him they did not see.”
He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to
believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
not the Christ to have suffered these things and to
enter into His glory?”
beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to
them in all the Scriptures the things concerning
The Disciples’ Eyes Opened
Then they drew near to the village where they were
going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther.
they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is
toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went
in to stay with them.
30 Now it
came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He
took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to
Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He
vanished from their sight.
they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within
us while He talked with us on the road, and while He
opened the Scriptures to us?”
they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem,
and found the eleven and those who were with them
saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to
And they told about the things that had happened
on the road, and how He was known to them in the
breaking of bread.
Jesus Appears to His
Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in
the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.”
they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they
had seen a spirit.
38 And He
said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts
arise in your hearts?
My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and
see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you
see I have.”
He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled,
He said to them, “Have you any food here?”
they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some
And He took it and ate in their presence.
The Scriptures Opened
44 Then He said to them,
“These are the words which I spoke to you while I
was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled
which were written in the Law of Moses and the
Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.”
45 And He
opened their understanding, that they might comprehend
46 Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and
thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to
rise from the dead the third day,
that repentance and remission of sins should be preached
in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
you are witnesses of these things.
Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but
tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are
endued with power from on high.”
And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up
His hands and blessed them.
51 Now it
came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted
from them and carried up into heaven.
they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great
and were continually in the temple praising and blessing