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Luke 24 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

24 but on the first day of the week at deep dawn, they went to the tomb bringing the spices which they prepared. And they found the stone having been rolled-away from the tomb. But having gone in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came about during their being perplexed about this, that behold— two men[a] stood-near them in gleaming[b] clothing. And they[c] having become terrified and bowing their faces to the ground, they[d] said to them, “Why are you seeking the Living One among the dead? He is not here, but He arose. Remember how He spoke to you while still being in Galilee, saying as to the Son of Man that He must be handed-over into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and rise-up on the third day”. And they remembered His words.

The Women Report To The Others. Peter Runs To See

And having returned from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now the women were the Magdalene[e] Mary, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them. They were saying these things to the apostles. 11 And these words appeared in their sight as if nonsense[f], and they were not-believing[g] them. 12 But Peter, having arisen, ran to the tomb. And having stooped-to-look, he sees the linen-cloths only[h]. And he went away marveling[i] to himself as to the thing having taken place.

Jesus Meets Two Disciples On The Way To Emmaus And Explains The Scriptures

13 And behold— two of them[j] were going on the very day to a village being sixty stades[k] distant from Jerusalem, for which the name was Emmaus. 14 And they were conversing with one another about all these things having happened. 15 And it came about during their conversing and discussing, that Jesus Himself, having drawn-near, was going with them. 16 But their eyes were being held-back that they might not[l] recognize Him. 17 And He said to them, “What are these words which you are exchanging with one another while walking?” And they stood [still], sad-faced. 18 And having responded, one— Cleopas by name— said to Him, “Are You alone[m] staying in Jerusalem and did not know the things having taken place in it in these days?” 19 And He said to them, “What things?” And the ones said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus from-Nazareth, Who became a man who was a prophet, powerful in deed and word before God and all the people; 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers handed Him over for condemnation to death, and they crucified Him. 21 But we were hoping that He was the One going to redeem Israel. Yet indeed also in-addition-to[n] all these things, it is the third day from which time these things took place. 22 Yet some women from-among us also astonished us. Having come-to-be at the tomb very-early, 23 and not having found His body, they came saying also to have seen a vision of angels who say that He is alive. 24 And some of the ones with us went to the tomb and found it so— just as the women indeed said. But they did not see Him”. 25 And He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow in the heart to be putting-faith upon all that the prophets spoke! 26 Did not the Christ have-to suffer these things, and enter into His glory?” 27 And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, He interpreted[o] to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. 28 And they drew-near to the village where they were going. And He made-as-if to be proceeding farther. 29 And they strongly-urged Him, saying “Stay with us, because it is toward evening, and the day has already declined”. And He went in that He might stay with them. 30 And it came about at His lying down [to eat] with them that having taken the bread, He blessed it [p]. And having broken it, He was giving it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him. And He became invisible from them. 32 And they said to one another, “Was not our heart burning within us as He was speaking to us on the road, as He was opening the Scriptures to us?”

Jesus Appears To The Eleven And Helps Them Understand The Scriptures

33 And having arisen at the very hour, they returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven[q] and the ones with them having been assembled, 34 saying that “The Lord really arose! And He appeared to Simon”. 35 And they were describing[r] the things on the road, and how He was recognized by them in[s] the breaking of the bread. 36 And while they were speaking these things, He Himself stood in the midst of them. And He says to them, “Peace to you”. 37 But having been frightened and having become terrified, they were thinking that they were seeing a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And for what reason are doubts coming-up in your heart? 39 Look at My hands and My feet, that I am Myself. Touch[t] Me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you observe Me having”. 40 And having said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 But while they were still not-believing it because of the joy, and marveling, He said to them, “Do you have something edible here?” 42 And the ones gave Him a part of a broiled fish. 43 And having taken it, He ate it in their presence. 44 And He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while still being with you— that all the things having been written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled”. 45 Then He opened their mind that they might understand the Scriptures.

The Christ Had To Suffer And Rise Up, And The Message Go Forth. You Are Witnesses

46 And[u] He said to them that “Thus it has been written— that the Christ suffers and rises-up from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed on the basis of His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold— I am sending-forth the promise[v] of My Father upon you. But you sit in the city[w] until which time you put-on[x] power from on-high”.

Jesus Ascends Into Heaven

50 And He led them outside[y] until near Bethany. And having lifted-up His hands, He blessed them. 51 And it came about during His blessing them that He separated[z] from them, and was being carried-up[aa] into heaven. 52 And they, having worshiped Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they were continually in the temple blessing God.


  1. Luke 24:4 That is, angels, v 23, in the form of men.
  2. Luke 24:4 Or, brightly-shining.
  3. Luke 24:5 That is, the women.
  4. Luke 24:5 That is, the two men.
  5. Luke 24:10 She is referred to in this way only here. She was from Magdala on the Sea of Galilee.
  6. Luke 24:11 Or, idle talk, delirious talk, raving.
  7. Luke 24:11 Or, refusing-to-believe.
  8. Luke 24:12 Or, alone. That is, without the body.
  9. Luke 24:12 Or, wondering.
  10. Luke 24:13 That is, two of ‘the rest’ in v 9.
  11. Luke 24:13 That is, about 7 miles or 11 kilometers.
  12. Luke 24:16 Or, so that they did not.
  13. Luke 24:18 That is, are You the only one.
  14. Luke 24:21 Or, besides.
  15. Luke 24:27 Or, explained.
  16. Luke 24:30 Or, God.
  17. Luke 24:33 This is used here as a title, not a count. Thomas was not with them, so only ten were present.
  18. Luke 24:35 Or, expounding.
  19. Luke 24:35 That is, in connection with.
  20. Luke 24:39 Or, Handle.
  21. Luke 24:46 The break from the first Sunday may occur here, in v 44, or in v 50 (which is forty days later).
  22. Luke 24:49 That is, the Holy Spirit.
  23. Luke 24:49 That is, Jerusalem.
  24. Luke 24:49 Or, clothe-yourselves-with.
  25. Luke 24:50 That is, outside the city, v 49.
  26. Luke 24:51 Or, parted.
  27. Luke 24:51 Or, taken-up.
Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

Disciples' Literal New Testament: Serving Modern Disciples by More Fully Reflecting the Writing Style of the Ancient Disciples, Copyright © 2011 Michael J. Magill. All Rights Reserved. Published by Reyma Publishing

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. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 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? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ Then they remembered his words.

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.


  1. Luke 24:13 Or about 11 kilometers
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