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Luke 24 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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The Resurrection

(Mat 28:1–10; Mar 16:1–8; Jhn 20:1–10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:1 - But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:2 - And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:3 - but when they went in they did not find the body.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:4 - While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:5 - and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:6 - Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:7 - that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:8 - And they remembered his words,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:9 - and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:10 - Now it was Mary Mag'dalene and Jo-an'na and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the apostles;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:11 - but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:12 - Other ancient authorities add verse 12, But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stopping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened.

The Road to Emmaus

(Mar 16:12, 13 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:13 - That very day two of them were going to a village named Emma'us, about seven miles from Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:14 - and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:15 - While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:16 - But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:17 - And he said to them, "What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?" And they stood still, looking sad.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:18 - Then one of them, named Cle'opas, answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:19 - And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:20 - and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:21 - But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:22 - Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:23 - and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:24 - Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but him they did not see."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:25 - And he said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:26 - Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:27 - And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:28 - So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:29 - but they constrained him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So he went in to stay with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:30 - When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:31 - And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:32 - They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:33 - And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:34 - who said, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:35 - Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Other Appearances

(Jhn 20:19–23; Act 1:3–5; 1Co 15:5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:36 - As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:37 - But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:38 - And he said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:39 - 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:40 - Other ancient authorities add verse 40, And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:41 - And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:42 - They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:43 - and he took it and ate before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:44 - 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:45 - Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:46 - and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:47 - and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:48 - You are witnesses of these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:49 - And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high."

The Ascension

(Mar 16:19, 20; Act 1:9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:50 - Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:51 - While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:52 - And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:53 - and were continually in the temple blessing God.
RSV Footnotes
Other ancient authorities add verse 12, [But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stopping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened.]
Other ancient authorities add verse 40, [And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.]

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Language: English

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