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Luke 24New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Resurrection

24 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 the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has [a]risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles. 11 But these words appeared [b]to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. 12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings [c]only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.

The Road to Emmaus

13 And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was [d]about seven miles 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 their eyes were prevented 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 stood still, looking sad. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, “Are You [e]the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?” 19 And He said to them, “What things?” And they said to Him, “The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people, 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him. 21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened. 22 But also some women among us amazed us. 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 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 He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary for the [f]Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 Then beginning [g]with Moses and [h]with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

28 And they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as though He were going farther. 29 But they urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day [i]is now nearly over.” So He went in to stay with them. 30 When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from [j]their sight. 32 They said to one another, “[k]Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was [l]explaining the Scriptures to us?” 33 And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, 34 saying, “The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 They began to relate [m]their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.

Other Appearances

36 While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your [n]hearts? 39 See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 While they still [o]could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; 43 and He took it and ate it before them.

44 Now He said to them, These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He opened their [p]minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and He said to them, Thus it is written, that the [q]Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance [r]for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed [s]in 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 of My Father upon you; but 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 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 [t]praising God.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 24:6 Or been raised
  2. Luke 24:11 Lit in their sight
  3. Luke 24:12 Or by themselves
  4. Luke 24:13 Lit 60 stadia; one stadion was about 600 ft
  5. Luke 24:18 Or visiting Jerusalem alone
  6. Luke 24:26 I.e. Messiah
  7. Luke 24:27 Lit from
  8. Luke 24:27 Lit from
  9. Luke 24:29 Lit has now declined
  10. Luke 24:31 Lit them
  11. Luke 24:32 Lit Was not our heart
  12. Luke 24:32 Lit opening
  13. Luke 24:35 Lit the things
  14. Luke 24:38 Lit heart
  15. Luke 24:41 Lit were disbelieving
  16. Luke 24:45 Lit mind
  17. Luke 24:46 I.e. Messiah
  18. Luke 24:47 Later mss read and forgiveness
  19. Luke 24:47 Or on the basis of
  20. Luke 24:53 Lit blessing
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Luke 24Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

24 And on the first of the sabbaths, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bearing the spices they made ready, and certain [others] with them,

and they found the stone having been rolled away from the tomb,

and having gone in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

And it came to pass, while they are perplexed about this, that lo, two men stood by them in glittering apparel,

and on their having become afraid, and having inclined the face to the earth, they said to them, `Why do ye seek the living with the dead?

he is not here, but was raised; remember how he spake to you, being yet in Galilee,

saying -- It behoveth the Son of Man to be delivered up to the hands of sinful men, and to be crucified, and the third day to rise again.'

And they remembered his sayings,

and having turned back from the tomb told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest.

10 And it was the Magdalene Mary, and Joanna, and Mary of James, and the other women with them, who told unto the apostles these things,

11 and their sayings appeared before them as idle talk, and they were not believing them.

12 And Peter having risen, did run to the tomb, and having stooped down he seeth the linen clothes lying alone, and he went away to his own home, wondering at that which was come to pass.

13 And, lo, two of them were going on during that day to a village, distant sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, the name of which [is] Emmaus,

14 and they were conversing with one another about all these things that have happened.

15 And it came to pass in their conversing and reasoning together, that Jesus himself, having come nigh, was going on with them,

16 and their eyes were holden so as not to know him,

17 and he said unto them, `What [are] these words that ye exchange with one another, walking, and ye are sad?'

18 And the one, whose name was Cleopas, answering, said unto him, `Art thou alone such a stranger in Jerusalem, that thou hast not known the things that came to pass in it in these days?'

19 And he said to them, `What things?' And they said to him, `The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who became a man -- a prophet -- powerful in deed and word, before God and all the people,

20 how also the chief priests and our rulers did deliver him up to a judgment of death, and crucified him;

21 and we were hoping that he it is who is about to redeem Israel, and also with all these things, this third day is passing to-day, since these things happened.

22 `And certain women of ours also astonished us, coming early to the tomb,

23 and not having found his body, they came, saying also to have seen an apparition of messengers, who say he is alive,

24 and certain of those with us went away unto the tomb, and found as even the women said, and him they saw not.'

25 And he said unto them, `O inconsiderate and slow in heart, to believe on all that the prophets spake!

26 Was it not behoving the Christ these things to suffer, and to enter into his glory?'

27 and having begun from Moses, and from all the prophets, he was expounding to them in all the Writings the things about himself.

28 And they came nigh to the village whither they were going, and he made an appearance of going on further,

29 and they constrained him, saying, `Remain with us, for it is toward evening,' and the day did decline, and he went in to remain with them.

30 And it came to pass, in his reclining (at meat) with them, having taken the bread, he blessed, and having broken, he was giving to them,

31 and their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he became unseen by them.

32 And they said one to another, `Was not our heart burning within us, as he was speaking to us in the way, and as he was opening up to us the Writings?'

33 And they, having risen up the same hour, turned back to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven, and those with them,

34 saying -- `The Lord was raised indeed, and was seen by Simon;'

35 and they were telling the things in the way, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread,

36 and as they are speaking these things, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith to them, `Peace -- to you;'

37 and being amazed, and becoming affrighted, they were thinking themselves to see a spirit.

38 And he said to them, `Why are ye troubled? and wherefore do reasonings come up in your hearts?

39 see my hands and my feet, that I am he; handle me and see, because a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me having.'

40 And having said this, he shewed to them the hands and the feet,

41 and while they are not believing from the joy, and wondering, he said to them, `Have ye anything here to eat?'

42 and they gave to him part of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb,

43 and having taken, he did eat before them,

44 and he said to them, `These [are] the words that I spake unto you, being yet with you, that it behoveth to be fulfilled all the things that are written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, about me.'

45 Then opened he up their understanding to understand the Writings,

46 and he said to them -- `Thus it hath been written, and thus it was behoving the Christ to suffer, and to rise out of the dead the third day,

47 and reformation and remission of sins to be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem:

48 and ye -- ye are witnesses of these things.

49 `And, lo, I do send the promise of my Father upon you, but ye -- abide ye in the city of Jerusalem till ye be clothed with power from on high.'

50 And he led them forth without -- unto Bethany, and having lifted up his hands he did bless them,

51 and it came to pass, in his blessing them, he was parted from them, and was borne up to the heaven;

52 and they, having bowed before him, did turn back to Jerusalem with great joy,

53 and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

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