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Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 While they were talking about this, Jesus[a] himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”[b] 37 They were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost.(A) 38 He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see, for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”(B) 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.[c] 41 Yet for all their joy they were still disbelieving and wondering, and he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”(C) 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,[d] 43 and he took it and ate in their presence.(D)

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.”(E) 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah[e] is[f] to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day(F) 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.(G) 48 You are witnesses[g] of these things.(H)

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  1. 24.36 Gk he
  2. 24.36 Other ancient authorities lack and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
  3. 24.40 Other ancient authorities lack 24.40
  4. 24.42 Other ancient authorities add and some honeycomb
  5. 24.46 Or the Christ
  6. 24.46 Other ancient authorities read written, and thus it was necessary for the Messiah
  7. 24.48 Or nations. Beginning from Jerusalem you are witnesses