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Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you.”[a] 37 But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts?[b] 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.[c] 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them.

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

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 24:36 Other ancient authorities omit and said to them, “Peace to you.”
  2. 24.38 Luke stresses this episode for the benefit of his Greek readers, for whom the resurrection of the body was both impossible and absurd; cf. Acts 17.32.
  3. Luke 24:40 Other ancient authorities omit verse 40
  4. Luke 24:47 Or nations. Beginning from Jerusalem you are witnesses

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