24:1 But on the first of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulcher, bringing the spices that they had prepared.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher;
3 but entering, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass as they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in bright clothing
5 and the women being afraid and bowing their faces to the earth the angels said to them: Why see among the dead for him that lives?
6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he spoke to you while he was yet in Galilee,
7 saying of the Son of man that he must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and rise on the third day.
8 And they remembered his words,
9 and returned from the sepulcher and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10 And they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; and the rest with them told these things to the apostles.
11 And these words appeared in their sight as idle tales, and they believed them not.
12 But Peter arose and ran to the sepulcher, and stooping down, he saw the linen clothes lying by themselves; and he departed, wondering in himself at that which had come to pass.
13 And behold, two of them were going on the same day to a village named Emmaus, distant from Jerusalem sixty furlongs;
14 and they were conversing one with another about all these things that had happened.
15 And it came to pass while they were conversing and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them;
16 but their eyes were held so that they did not know him.
17 And he said to them: What matters are these that you interchange one with another as you walk? And they stood still with countenances sad.
18 But one, whose name was Cleopas, answering, said to him: Dost thou only dwell as a stranger in Jerusalem and hast not known the things that have come to pass in it in these days?
19 And he said to them: What things? And they said to him: The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who became a man, a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to the condemnation of death and crucified him.
21 But we were hoping that it had been he that was about to redeem Israel. Yet even with all this, this is the third day since these things were done.
22 But also some women of our company astonished us; having been early at the sepulcher,
23 and not finding his body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.
24 And some of those with us went to the sepulcher, and found it so even as the women had said, but him they saw not.
25 And he said to them: O without understanding, and slow of heart to believe in all things that the prophets have spoken.
26 Was it not needful that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?
27 And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28 And they drew near to the village whither they were going, and he made a show of going further;
29 and they constrained him, saying: Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day has now declined. And he went in to abide with them.
30 And it came to pass as he reclined at table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke and gave to them;
31 but their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32 And they said one to another: Was not our heart burning within us, as he spoke to us on the way, as he opened to us the scriptures?
33 And they rose up the same hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those with them collected together,
34 saying that the Lord has certainly risen and has appeared to Simon.
35 And they told what had taken place on the way, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.
36 But while they were talking of these things, he himself stood in the midst of them.
37 And being terrified and becoming fearful, they thought that they saw a spirit.
38 And he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
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 me have.
40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
41 But while they believed not for joy, and wondered, he said to them: Have you anything here to eat?
42 And they gave him a piece of broiled fish;
43 and he took it and ate in their presence.
44 And he said to them: These are my words, which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all things that are written in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms concerning me must be fulfilled.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures;
46 and he said to them: Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,
47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 You are witnesses of these things.
49 And I send the promise of my Father upon you; but do you continue in the city, till you be clothed with power from on high.
50 And he led them out as far as Bethany, and having lifted up his hands, he blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, as he blessed them, he was separated from them.
52 And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
53 and were continually in the temple praising God.