1 Kings 17 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Elijah Visits a Widow in Sidonian Territory
17 Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As certainly as the Lord God of Israel lives (whom I serve),[a] there will be no dew or rain in the years ahead unless I give the command.”[b] 2 The Lord’s message came to him: 3 “Leave here and travel eastward. Hide out in the Kerith Valley near the Jordan. 4 Drink from the stream; I have already told[c] the ravens to bring you food[d] there.” 5 So he carried out[e] the Lord’s message; he went and lived in the Kerith Valley near the Jordan. 6 The ravens would bring him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he would drink from the stream.
7 After a while,[f] the stream dried up because there had been no rain in the land. 8 The Lord’s message came to him, 9 “Get up, go to Zarephath in Sidonian territory, and live there. I have already told[g] a widow who lives there to provide for you.” 10 So he got up and went to Zarephath. When he went through the city gate, there was a widow gathering wood. He called out to her, “Please give me a little water in a cup, so I can take a drink.” 11 As she went to get it, he called out to her, “Please bring me a piece of bread.”[h] 12 She said, “As certainly as the Lord your God lives, I have no food, except for a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. Right now I am gathering a couple of sticks for a fire. Then I’m going home to make one final meal for my son and myself. After we have eaten that, we will die of starvation.”[i] 13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go and do as you planned.[j] But first make me a small cake[k] and bring it to me; then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord God of Israel has said: ‘The jar of flour will not be empty and the jug of oil will not run out until the day the Lord makes it rain on the surface of the ground.’” 15 She went and did as Elijah told her; there was always enough food for Elijah and for her and her family.[l] 16 The jar of flour was never empty and the jug of oil never ran out, in keeping with the Lord’s message that he had spoken through Elijah.
17 After this[m] the son of the woman who owned the house got sick. His illness was so severe he could no longer breathe. 18 She asked Elijah, “Why, prophet, have you come[n] to me to confront me with[o] my sin and kill my son?” 19 He said to her, “Hand me your son.” He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him down on his bed. 20 Then he called out to the Lord, “O Lord, my God, are you also bringing disaster on this widow I am staying with by killing her son?” 21 He stretched out over the boy three times and called out to the Lord, “O Lord, my God, please let this boy’s breath return to him.” 22 The Lord answered Elijah’s prayer; the boy’s breath returned to him and he lived. 23 Elijah took the boy, brought him down from the upper room to the house, and handed him to his mother. Elijah then said, “See, your son is alive!” 24 The woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a prophet[p] and that the Lord’s message really does come through you.”[q]
Psalm 75 New English Translation (NET Bible)
For the music director, according to the al-tashcheth style;[b] a psalm of Asaph, a song.
75 We give thanks to you, O God. We give thanks.
Luke 24 New English Translation (NET Bible)
24 Now on the first day[a] of the week, at early dawn, the women[b] went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices[c] they had prepared. 2 They[d] found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb,[e] 3 but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.[f] 4 While[g] they were perplexed[h] about this, suddenly[i] two men stood beside them in dazzling[j] attire. 5 The[k] women[l] were terribly frightened[m] and bowed[n] their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living[o] among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has been raised![p] Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,[q] 7 that[r] the Son of Man must be delivered[s] into the hands of sinful men,[t] and be crucified,[u] and on the third day rise again.”[v] 8 Then[w] the women remembered his words,[x] 9 and when they returned from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven[y] and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene,[z] Joanna,[aa] Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. 11 But these words seemed like pure nonsense[ab] to them, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb.[ac] He bent down[ad] and saw only the strips of linen cloth;[ae] then he went home,[af] wondering[ag] what had happened.[ah]
Jesus Walks the Road to Emmaus
13 Now[ai] that very day two of them[aj] were on their way to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[ak] from Jerusalem. 14 They[al] were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. 15 While[am] they were talking and debating[an] these things,[ao] Jesus himself approached and began to accompany them 16 (but their eyes were kept[ap] from recognizing[aq] him).[ar] 17 Then[as] he said to them, “What are these matters[at] you are discussing so intently[au] as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him,[av] “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn’t know[aw] the things that have happened there[ax] in these days?” 19 He[ay] said to them, “What things?” “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied, “a man[az] who, with his powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet[ba] before God and all the people; 20 and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over[bb] to be condemned to death, and crucified[bc] him. 21 But we had hoped[bd] that he was the one who was going to redeem[be] Israel. Not only this, but it is now the third day since these things happened. 22 Furthermore, some women of our group amazed us.[bf] They[bg] were at the tomb early this morning, 23 and when they did not find his body, they came back and said they had seen a vision of angels,[bh] who said he was alive. 24 Then[bi] 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.”[bj] 25 So[bk] he said to them, “You[bl] foolish people[bm]—how slow of heart[bn] to believe[bo] all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Wasn’t[bp] it necessary[bq] for the Christ[br] to suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 Then[bs] beginning with Moses and all the prophets,[bt] he interpreted to them the things written about[bu] himself in all the scriptures.
28 So they approached the village where they were going. He acted as though he wanted to go farther,[bv] 29 but they urged him,[bw] “Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done.” So[bx] he went in to stay with them.
30 When[by] he had taken his place at the table[bz] with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it,[ca] and gave it to them. 31 At this point[cb] their eyes were opened and they recognized[cc] him.[cd] Then[ce] he vanished out of their sight. 32 They[cf] said to each other, “Didn’t[cg] our hearts[ch] burn within us[ci] while he was speaking with us on the road, while he was explaining[cj] the scriptures to us?” 33 So[ck] they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. They[cl] found the eleven and those with them gathered together 34 and[cm] saying, “The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon!”[cn] 35 Then they told what had happened on the road,[co] and how they recognized him[cp] when he broke the bread.
Jesus Makes a Final Appearance
36 While they were saying these things, Jesus[cq] himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”[cr] 37 But they were startled and terrified, thinking[cs] they saw a ghost.[ct] 38 Then[cu] he said to them, “Why are you frightened,[cv] and why do doubts[cw] arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; it’s me![cx] Touch me and see; a ghost[cy] does not have flesh and bones like you see I have.” 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.[cz] 41 And while they still could not believe it[da] (because of their joy) and were amazed,[db] he said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”[dc] 42 So[dd] they gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in front of them.
Jesus’ Final Commission
44 Then[de] he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me[df] in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms[dg] must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures,[dh] 46 and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ[di] would suffer[dj] and would rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance[dk] for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed[dl] in his name to all nations,[dm] beginning from Jerusalem.[dn] 48 You are witnesses[do] of these things. 49 And look, I am sending you[dp] what my Father promised.[dq] But stay in the city[dr] until you have been clothed with power[ds] from on high.”
50 Then[dt] Jesus[du] led them out as far as Bethany,[dv] and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51 Now[dw] during the blessing[dx] he departed[dy] and was taken up into heaven.[dz] 52 So[ea] they worshiped[eb] him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,[ec] 53 and were continually in the temple courts[ed] blessing[ee] God.[ef]