Resurrection Morning
1On Mt 28:1-10; Mk 16:1-11; Jn 20:1-18 the first day of the week, Ac 20:7; 1Co 16:2 very early in the morning, they Other mss add and other women with them came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared.
2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
3They went in but did not find the body Lk 12:4 of the Lord Jesus. Lk 7:13; Ac 1:21
4While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood by them in dazzling Lk 2:9; 17:24; Ac 12:7 clothes.
5So the women were terrified and bowed down to the ground. Lit and inclined their faces to the ground
“Why are you looking for the living among the dead? ” asked the men.
6“He is not here, but He has been resurrected! Mt 26:32; Mk 5:41; 9:27; Jn 2:19; 1Co 15:4 Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, Mt 17:22-23; Mk 9:30-31; Lk 9:22,44
7saying, ‘The Son of Man must be betrayed Lk 9:22,31,44; 18:32-33; 23:21 into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and rise Mt 17:9,23; Mk 8:31; 9:31; 10:34; Lk 18:33; 24:46 on the third day’? ”
8And they remembered His words.
9Returning from the tomb, they reported all these things to the Eleven Ac 1:15-26; 2:14 and to all the rest.
10Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, Mk 15:40; 16:1; Lk 8:2-3 and the other women with them were telling the apostles Lk 6:13 these things.
11But these words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe Mt 28:17; Lk 24:41; Jn 20:25,27 the women.
12Peter, Lk 6:14; Ac 10:32 however, got up and ran to the tomb. When he stooped to look in, he saw only the linen cloths. Other mss add lying there Lk 23:53 So he went home, amazed Lk 1:21,63; 2:18,33; 4:22; Ac 2:7; 3:12 at what had happened.
The Emmaus Disciples
13Now Mk 16:12-13 that same day two of them were on their way to a village called Lit village, which name is Emmaus, which was about seven miles Lit about 60 stadia ; 1 stadion = 600 feet Rv 21:16 from Jerusalem. Mt 23:37; Ac 8:1
14Together they were discussing everything that had taken place.
15And while they were discussing and arguing, Jesus Himself came near and began to walk along with them.
16But they Lit their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. Lk 9:45; 18:34; Jn 20:14-15; 21:4
17Then He asked them, “What is this dispute that you’re having Lit What are these words that you are exchanging with each other as you are walking? ” And they stopped walking and looked discouraged.
18The one named Cleopas answered Him, “Are You the only visitor in Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things that happened there in these days? ” Ac 26:26
19“What things? ” He asked them.
So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, Lk 4:34; 18:37; Ac 2:22 who was a Prophet Dt 18:15; Lk 4:24 powerful in action and speech Lk 4:14; Ac 1:1; 2:22 before God and all the people, Lk 18:43
20and how our chief priests and leaders Lk 23:13 handed Him over to be sentenced to death, Lk 9:44; 18:32; Ac 3:13; 13:27-28 and they crucified Him. Lk 23:21,25; Ac 5:30
21But we were hoping that He was the One who was about to redeem Lk 22:20; Ac 1:6 Israel. Besides all this, it’s the third day Lk 9:22; 13:32; 18:33 since these things happened.
22Moreover, some women from our group astounded us. They arrived early at the tomb,
23and when they didn’t find His body, they came and reported that they had seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
24Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they didn’t see Him.” Lk 24:12; Jn 20:2-10
25He said to them, “How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken! Lk 16:31; 18:31; Ac 26:27; 2Pt 1:21
26Didn’t the Messiah have to suffer Lk 24:44-48; 1Co 15:3-5 these things and enter into His glory? ” Lk 9:26,32; 21:27; 22:69; Ac 2:33; 7:55; 22:11
27Then beginning with Moses Gn 3:15; 12:3; 22:18; Nm 21:9; 24:17 and all the Prophets, 2Sm 7:12-16; Is 7:14; 9:6; 52:13–53:12; Jr 23:5-6; Dn 7:13-14; Mc 5:2; Zch 9:9; 12:10 He interpreted for them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. Lk 16:16
28They came near the village where they were going, and He gave the impression that He was going farther. Mk 6:48
29But they urged Him: “Stay with us, because it’s almost evening, and now the day is almost over.” So He went in to stay with them.
30It was as He reclined at the table with them that He took the bread, blessed and broke Lk 9:16; 22:19 it, and gave it to them.
31Then their eyes were opened, 2Kg 6:17; Lk 24:16 and they recognized Him, but He disappeared from their sight. Jn 20:19,26
32So they said to each other, “Weren’t our hearts ablaze within us while He was talking with us on the road and explaining the Scriptures Ac 17:3; 1Co 15:3-8 to us? ”
33That very hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem. They found the Eleven Lk 24:9 and those with them gathered together,
34who said, Gk is specific that this refers to the Eleven and those with them. “The Lord has certainly been raised, and has appeared to Simon! ” Lk 22:32; 1Co 15:4-5
35Then they began to describe what had happened on the road and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. Ac 2:42
The Reality of the Risen Jesus
36And Jn 20:19-20 as they were saying these things, He Himself stood among them. He said to them, “Peace Lk 2:14; 7:50; 8:48; 10:5; 19:38; Ac 10:36 to you! ”
37But they were startled and terrified Lk 24:5; Ac 10:4; 24:25 and thought they were seeing a ghost. Mt 14:26
38“Why are you troubled? ” Jn 14:1,27 He asked them. “And why do doubts arise in your hearts?
39Look at My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself! Jn 20:25,27 Touch Me and see, Mt 28:9; Ac 2:31; 17:18,31-32; 23:6-10; 24:15,21 because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.”
40Having said this, He showed them His hands and feet.
41But while they still were amazed and unbelieving because of their joy, He asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat? ”
42So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish, Other mss add and some honeycomb
43and He took it and ate in their presence.
44Then He told them, “These are My words Lk 9:22,44; 17:25; 18:31-33; 22:37 that I spoke to you while I was still with you — that everything written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, Ac 13:15; 28:23 and the Psalms Ps 2:6-9; 16:10; 22:1-18; 34:20; 41:9; 69:1-9,20-21,26; 110:1-7; 118:22-26 must be fulfilled.”
45Then He opened their minds Lk 24:27,31 to understand Lk 9:45; 18:34 the Scriptures.
46He also said to them, “This is what is written: Other mss add and thus it was necessary that The Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day, Ps 16:10; Lk 9:22,44; 17:25; 18:32; Ac 8:26-40; 1Co 15:3-4
47and repentance for Other mss read repentance and forgiveness of sins Hs 14:2; Lk 3:3; Ac 2:38; 5:31; 8:22 would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, Gn 12:3; Ps 22:27; Is 2:2; 49:6; Hs 2:23; Mal 1:11; Mt 28:19-20; Mk 16:15 beginning at Jerusalem. Ac 1:4-8
48You are witnesses Ac 4:20,33 of these things.
49And look, I am sending you Lit upon you what My Father promised. Is 32:15; Jl 2:28-32; Jn 14:26; Ac 2:16-21; Eph 1:13 As for you, stay in the city Other mss add of Jerusalem until you are empowered Lit clothed with power Ac 4:33; Rm 15:13 from on high.”
The Ascension of Jesus
50Then He led them out as far as Bethany, Lk 19:29; Ac 1:12 and lifting up His hands Lv 9:22; 1Tm 2:8 He blessed them.
51And while He was blessing them, He left them and was carried up into heaven. Mk 16:19; Jn 20:17; Ac 1:9-11
52After worshiping Him, Mt 28:17 they returned to Jerusalem with great joy. Lk 2:10
53And they were continually in the temple complex praising God. Other mss read praising and blessing God. Amen. Ac 2:46; 3:1; 5:42