Luke 24 New Testament for Everyone (NTE)
24 The women went to the tomb in the very early morning of the first day of the week, carrying the spices they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 and when they went in they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 As they were at a loss what to make of it all, suddenly two men in shining clothes stood beside them. 5 The women were terrified, and bowed their faces towards the ground.
But the men said to them, ‘Why look for the living with the dead? 6 He isn’t here – he’s been raised! Don’t you remember? While you were still in Galilee he told you that 7 the son of man must be handed over into the hands of sinners, and be crucified, and rise again on the third day.’
8 And they remembered his words.
9 They went back, away from the tomb, and told all this to the eleven and all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the others with them. They said this to the apostles; 11 and this message seemed to them just stupid, useless talk, and they didn’t believe them.
12 Peter, though, got up and ran to the tomb. He stooped down and saw only the grave-clothes. He went back home, perplexed at what had happened.
On the Road to Emmaus
13 That very day, two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, which lay about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were discussing with each other all the various things that had taken place. 15 As they were discussing, and arguing with each other, Jesus himself approached and walked with them. 16 Their eyes, though, were prevented from recognizing him.
17 ‘You’re obviously having a very important discussion on your walk,’ he said; ‘what’s it all about?’
They stood still, a picture of gloom. 18 Then one of them, Cleopas by name, answered him.
‘You must be the only person around Jerusalem’, he said, ‘who doesn’t know what’s been going on there these last few days.’
19 ‘What things?’ he asked.
‘To do with Jesus of Nazareth,’ they said to him. ‘He was a prophet. He acted with power and he spoke with power, before God and all the people. 20 Our chief priests and rulers handed him over to be condemned to death, and they crucified him. 21 But we were hoping that he was going to redeem Israel!
‘And now, what with all this, it’s the third day since it happened. 22 But some women from our group have astonished us. They went to his tomb very early this morning, 23 and didn’t find his body. They came back saying they’d seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Some of the folk with us went off to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they didn’t see him.’
25 ‘You are so senseless!’ he said to them. ‘So slow in your hearts to believe all the things the prophets said to you! Don’t you see? 26 This is what had to happen: the Messiah had to suffer, and then come into his glory!’
27 So he began with Moses, and with all the prophets, and explained to them the things about himself throughout the whole Bible.
Jesus Revealed at Emmaus
28 They drew near to the village where they were heading. Jesus gave the impression that he was going further, 29 but they urged him strongly not to.
‘Stay with us,’ they said. ‘It’s nearly evening; the day is almost gone.’ And he went in to stay with them.
30 As he was sitting at table with them he took the bread and gave thanks. He broke it and gave it to them. 31 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.
32 Then they said to each other, ‘Do you remember how our hearts were burning inside us, as he talked to us on the road, as he opened up the Bible for us?’
33 And they got up then and there and went back to Jerusalem. There they found the eleven, and the people with them, gathered together.
34 They were saying, ‘The Lord really has been raised! He’s appeared to Simon!’ 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Jesus’ Promise and Ascension
36 As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ 37 They were terrified and alarmed, and thought they were seeing a ghost.
38 ‘Why are you so disturbed?’ he said. ‘Why do these questionings come up in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and feet; it really is me, myself. Touch me and see! Ghosts don’t have flesh and bones like you can see I have.’
40 With these words, he showed them his hands and feet.
41 While they were still in disbelief and amazement from sheer joy, he said to them, ‘Have you got something here to eat?’ 42 They gave him a piece of baked fish, 43 which he took and ate in front of them.
44 Then he said to them, ‘This is what I was talking to you about when I was still with you. Everything written about me in the law of Moses, and in the prophets and the Psalms, had to be fulfilled.’ 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Bible.
46 ‘This is what is written,’ he said. ‘The Messiah must suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and in his name repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, must be announced to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are the witnesses for all this. 49 Now, look: I’m sending upon you what my father has promised. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.’
50 Then he took them out as far as Bethany, and lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 As he was blessing them, he was separated from them and carried into heaven.
52 They worshipped him, and went back to Jerusalem in great joy. 53 They spent all their time in the Temple, praising God.
Luke 24 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Has Risen
24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.
9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
On the Road to Emmaus
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
The Ascension of Jesus
50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.