1. Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning,
they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had
prepared, and certain others with them.
2. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
3. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout,
behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5. 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? 6. He is not here, but
is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
7. Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful
men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
8. And they remembered his words, 9. And returned from the
sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the
10. It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James,
and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the
11. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed
12. Then arose Peter, and ran 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.
13. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called
Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and
reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
17. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these
that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 18. And the
one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou
only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are
come to pass there in these days? 19. And he said unto them, What
things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which
was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20. And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be
condemned to death, and have crucified him.
21. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed
Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these
things were done.
22. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished,
which were early at the sepulchre; 23. 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.
24. 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.
25. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe
all that the prophets have spoken: 26. Ought not Christ to have
suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27. And
beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all
the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he
made as though he would have gone further.
29. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is
toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with
30. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread,
and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished
out of their sight.
32. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us,
while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the
scriptures? 33. And they rose up the same hour, and returned to
Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were
with them, 34. Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared
35. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was
known of them in breaking of bread.
36. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of
them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they
had seen a spirit.
38. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts
arise in your hearts? 39. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I
myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as
ye see me have.
40. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his
41. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said
unto them, Have ye here any meat? 42. And they gave him a piece of
a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43. And he took it, and did eat before them.
44. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto
you, while I was yet with 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.
45. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand
the scriptures, 46. And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus
it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in
his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48. And ye are witnesses of these things.
49. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry
ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on
50. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his
hands, and blessed them.
51. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from
them, and carried up into heaven.
52. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great
joy: 53. And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing