The Resurrection

24 (A)But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of (B)the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, (C)two men suddenly (D)stood near them in gleaming clothing; and as [a]the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why are you seeking the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He (E)has [b]risen. Remember how He spoke to you (F)while He was still in Galilee, saying that (G)the Son of Man must be handed over to sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise from the dead.” And (H)they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 Now these women were (I)Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to (J)the apostles. 11 But these words appeared [c]to them as nonsense, and they (K)would not believe [d]the women. 12 Nevertheless, Peter got up and (L)ran to the tomb; and when he stooped and looked in, he *saw the linen wrappings [e]only; and he went away (M)to his [f]home, marveling at what had happened.

The Road to Emmaus

13 And behold, on that very day (N)two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, which was [g]sixty stadia from Jerusalem. 14 And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them. 16 But (O)their eyes were kept from recognizing Him. 17 And He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?” And they came to a stop, looking sad. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, “Are You possibly the only one living near Jerusalem [h]who does not know about the things that happened here in these days?” 19 And He said to them, “What sort of things?” And they said to Him, “Those about (P)Jesus the Nazarene, who proved to be a (Q)prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people, 20 and how the chief priests and our (R)rulers handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and crucified Him. 21 But we [i]were hoping that it was He who was going to (S)redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 22 But also some women among us left us bewildered. (T)When they were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that He was alive. 24 And so some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just exactly as the women also had said; but Him they did not see.” 25 And then He said to them, [j]You foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that (U)the prophets have spoken! 26 (V)Was it not necessary for the [k]Christ to suffer these things and to come into His glory?” 27 Then beginning [l]with (W)Moses and [m]with all the (X)Prophets, He explained to them the things written about Himself in all the Scriptures.

28 And they approached the village where they were going, and (Y)He gave the impression that He was going farther. 29 And so they strongly urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day [n]is now nearly over.” So He went in to stay with them. 30 And it came about, when He had reclined at the table with them, that He took the bread and (Z)blessed it, and He broke it and began giving it to them. 31 And then their (AA)eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from [o]their sight. 32 They said to one another, “[p]Were our hearts not burning within us when He was speaking to us on the road, while He (AB)was [q]explaining the Scriptures to us?” 33 And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and (AC)found the eleven gathered together and (AD)those who were with them, 34 saying, “(AE)The Lord has really risen and (AF)has appeared to Simon!” 35 They began to relate [r]their experiences on the road, and how (AG)He was recognized by them at the breaking of the bread.

Other Appearances

36 Now while they were telling these things, (AH)Jesus Himself suddenly stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened, and thought that they were looking at (AI)a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why are doubts arising in your [s]hearts? 39 (AJ)See My hands and My feet, that [t]it is I Myself; (AK)touch Me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you plainly see that I have.” 40 And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 While they still [u](AL)could not believe it because of their joy and astonishment, He said to them, (AM)Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They served Him a piece of broiled fish; 43 and He took it and (AN)ate it in front of them.

44 Now He said to them, (AO)These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all the things that are written about Me in the (AP)Law of Moses and the Prophets and (AQ)the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He (AR)opened their [v]minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and He said to them, (AS)So it is written, that the [w]Christ would suffer and (AT)rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that (AU)repentance [x]for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed [y]in His name to (AV)all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are (AW)witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, (AX)I am sending the promise of My Father upon you; but (AY)you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

The Ascension

50 And He led them out as far as (AZ)Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple [z]praising God.

Footnotes

  1. Luke 24:5 Lit they
  2. Luke 24:6 Or been raised
  3. Luke 24:11 Lit in their sight
  4. Luke 24:11 Lit them
  5. Luke 24:12 Or by themselves
  6. Luke 24:12 Lit own home
  7. Luke 24:13 Possibly about 7 miles or 11.3 km; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 m
  8. Luke 24:18 Lit and you do not know
  9. Luke 24:21 Or expected that
  10. Luke 24:25 Lit O foolish
  11. Luke 24:26 I.e., Messiah
  12. Luke 24:27 Lit from
  13. Luke 24:27 Lit from
  14. Luke 24:29 Lit has now declined
  15. Luke 24:31 Lit them
  16. Luke 24:32 Lit Was our heart
  17. Luke 24:32 Lit opening
  18. Luke 24:35 Lit the things
  19. Luke 24:38 Lit heart
  20. Luke 24:39 Lit I Myself am
  21. Luke 24:41 Lit were disbelieving
  22. Luke 24:45 Lit mind
  23. Luke 24:46 I.e., Messiah
  24. Luke 24:47 Later mss and forgiveness
  25. Luke 24:47 Or on the basis of
  26. Luke 24:53 Lit blessing

The Empty Tomb

20 (A)Now on the first day of the week (B)Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and *saw (C)the stone already removed from the tomb. So she *ran and *came to Simon Peter and to the other (D)disciple whom Jesus loved, and *said to them, “(E)They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they have put Him.” (F)So Peter and the other disciple left, and they were going to the tomb. The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead, faster than Peter, and came to the tomb first; and he (G)stooped to look in, and *saw the (H)linen wrappings lying there; however he did not go in. So Simon Peter also *came, following him, and he entered the tomb; and he *looked at the linen wrappings lying there, and (I)the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the (J)linen wrappings but folded up in a place by itself. So the other disciple who (K)had first come to the tomb also entered then, and he saw and believed. For (L)they did not yet understand the Scripture, (M)that He must rise from the dead. 10 So the disciples went away again (N)to their own homes.

11 (O)But Mary was standing outside the tomb, weeping; so as she wept, she (P)stooped to look into the tomb; 12 and she *saw (Q)two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. 13 And they *said to her, “(R)Woman, why are you weeping?” She *said to them, “Because (S)they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they put Him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and *(T)saw Jesus standing there, and yet she (U)did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus *said to her, (V)Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Thinking that He was the gardener, she *said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you put Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus *said to her, “Mary!” She turned and *said to Him (W)in [a]Hebrew, “(X)Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17 Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to (Y)My brothers and say to them, ‘I am (Z)ascending to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’” 18 (AA)Mary Magdalene *came and (AB)announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.

Jesus among His Disciples

19 Now when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were [b]shut where the disciples were together due to (AC)fear of the [c]Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and *said to them, (AD)Peace be to you.” 20 And when He had said this, (AE)He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then (AF)rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 So Jesus said to them again, (AG)Peace be to you; (AH)just as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 (AI)If you forgive the sins of any, their sins [d]have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

24 But (AJ)Thomas, one of (AK)the twelve, who was called [e](AL)Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in (AM)His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, (AN)I will not believe.”

26 [f]Eight days later His disciples were again inside, and Thomas was with them. Jesus *came, the doors having been [g]shut, and stood in their midst and said, (AO)Peace be to you.” 27 Then He *said to Thomas, (AP)Place your finger here, and see My hands; and take your hand and put it into My side; and do not continue in disbelief, but be a believer.” 28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus *said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you now believed? (AQ)Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

Why This Gospel Was Written

30 (AR)So then, many other [h](AS)signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written (AT)so that you may believe that Jesus is the [i]Christ, (AU)the Son of God; and that by (AV)believing you may have life in His name.

Footnotes

  1. John 20:16 I.e., Jewish Aramaic
  2. John 20:19 Or locked
  3. John 20:19 I.e., the Jewish leaders
  4. John 20:23 I.e., have previously been forgiven
  5. John 20:24 I.e., the Twin
  6. John 20:26 Or A week later
  7. John 20:26 Or locked
  8. John 20:30 I.e., confirming miracles
  9. John 20:31 I.e., Messiah

Jesus Appears at the Sea of Galilee

21 After these things Jesus [a](A)revealed Himself (B)again to the disciples at the (C)Sea of Tiberias, and He revealed Himself in this way: Simon Peter, (D)Thomas who was called [b]Didymus, (E)Nathanael of (F)Cana in Galilee, (G)the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter *said to them, “I am going fishing.” They *said to him, “We are also coming with you.” They went out and got into the boat; and (H)that night they caught nothing.

But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not (I)know that it was Jesus. So Jesus *said to them, “Children, (J)you do not have any fish to eat, do you?” They answered Him, “No.” And He said to them, (K)Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you will find the fish.” So they cast it, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great quantity of fish. (L)Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved *said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea. But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about [c]two hundred cubits away, dragging the net full of fish.

So when they got out on the land, they *saw a charcoal (M)fire already [d]made and (N)fish placed on it, and bread. 10 Jesus *said to them, “Bring some of the (O)fish which you have now caught.” 11 So Simon Peter went up and hauled the net to land, full of large fish, 153; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.

Jesus Provides

12 Jesus *said to them, “Come and have (P)breakfast.” None of the disciples ventured to inquire of Him, “Who are You?” knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus *came and *took (Q)the bread and *gave it to them, and the (R)fish likewise. 14 This was now the (S)third time that Jesus revealed Himself to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.

The Love Question

15 Now when they had (T)finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you [e](U)love Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [f]love You.” He *said to him, “Tend (V)My lambs.” 16 He *said to him again, a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you [g]love Me?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [h]love You.” He *said to him, (W)Shepherd My sheep.” 17 He *said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you [i]love Me?” Peter was [j]hurt because He said to him (X)the third time, “Do you [k]love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, (Y)You know all things; You know that I [l]love You.” Jesus *said to him, (Z)Tend My sheep.

Our Times Are in His Hand

18 Truly, truly I tell you, when you were younger, you used to put on your belt and walk wherever you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will put your belt on you, and bring you where you do not want to go.” 19 Now He said this, (AA)indicating by (AB)what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had said this, He *said to him, (AC)Follow Me!”

20 Peter turned around and *saw the (AD)disciple whom Jesus loved following them—the one who also had (AE)leaned back on His chest at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who is betraying You?” 21 So Peter, upon seeing him, *said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?” 22 Jesus *said to him, “If I want him to remain (AF)until I come, what is that to you? You (AG)follow Me!” 23 Therefore this [m]account went out among (AH)the brothers, that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain (AI)until I come, what is that to you?”

24 This is the disciple who (AJ)is testifying about these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true.

25 But there are also (AK)many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written in detail, I expect that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.

Footnotes

  1. John 21:1 Or made Himself visible
  2. John 21:2 I.e., the Twin
  3. John 21:8 About 100 yd. or 90 m; a cubit is about 18 in. or 45 cm
  4. John 21:9 Lit laid
  5. John 21:15 Gr agapao
  6. John 21:15 Gr phileo
  7. John 21:16 Gr agapao
  8. John 21:16 Gr phileo
  9. John 21:17 Gr phileo
  10. John 21:17 Or distressed
  11. John 21:17 Gr phileo
  12. John 21:17 Gr phileo
  13. John 21:23 Lit word