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Luke 24

The Resurrection

1 Now on the first [day] of the Sabbaths1 at early dawn they came upon the tomb bearing what spices they had prepared. 2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 and having entered they did not find the body of Jesus. 4 And it came to pass when they were at a loss concerning this that behold two men stood before them in gleaming clothing. 5 But when they became fearful and were bowing their faces to the ground2 they said to them: Why do you seek the zoe-living3 with the dead? 6 He is not here, but arisen. Remember as he spoke to you still being in Galilee, 7 saying concerning the son of man that he must be delivered up into [the] hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day arise. 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and having returned from the tomb reported all these [things] to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now they were Maria Magdalene and Joanna and Maria the [mother] of James, and the rest with them were telling these [things] to the apostles. 11 And these words appeared before them as nonsense, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter having stood ran to the tomb, and having peeked in sees the grave clothes lying only, and he departed to him marveling at what had come to pass.

Jesus Walks the Road to Emmaus

13 And behold two among them in this day were proceeding to [a] town being distant sixty stadions4 from Jerusalem, by name Emmaeus, 14 and they were conversing with each other concerning all these [things] that had happened. 15 And it came to pass while they were conversing and discussing, Jesus also himself having drawn nigh was going with them. 16 But their eyes were being prevented from knowing him. 17 But he said to them: What [are] these words that you exchange with one another while walking? And they stood with [a] gloomy look. 18 But one by name Cleopis answering said to him: You only dwell in Jerusalem and you do not know what has come to pass there in these days? 19 And he said to them: What? So they said to him the [things] concerning Jesus of Nazareth, [a] man who became [a] powerful prophet in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to [the] judgment of death and crucified him. 21 But we were hoping that he is the one [about] to ransom Israel. But with all these [things] it is the third day from which these [things] came to pass. 22 But even certain women among us astounded us, having come early upon the tomb, 23 and not finding his body they came to tell also to have seen [a] vision of angels, who say he zoe-lives3. 24 And some of those with us departed to the tomb, and found [it] likewise just as the women also said, but they saw him not. 25 And he said to them: O unintelligent and slow in heart to be believing in all that the prophets spoke. 26 Must not the Christ suffer these [things] and enter into his glory? 27 And beginning with Moses and from all the prophets he explained to them in all the scriptures the [things] concerning himself.

28 And they drew nigh to the town to which they were going, and he pretended to be going farther. 29 And they prevailed upon him saying: Remain with us, for it is towards evening and the day is already spent. And he entered to remain with them.

30 And it came to pass when he reclined with them having taken the bread he gave thanks and having broken [it] was giving [it] to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him, and he vanished from them. 32 And they said to one another: Were not our hearts lit5 in us as he was speaking to us in the road, as he opened to us the scriptures? 33 And having arisen in that hour they returned to Jerusalem, and they found the eleven and those with them collected, 34 saying that certainly the Lord was arisen and was seen by Simon. 35 And they described the [things] in the road and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Jesus Makes a Final Appearance

36 And while they were speaking these [things] he stood in their midst. 37 Now being terrified and having become afraid they were supposing [they were] beholding [a] spirit. 38 And he said to them: Why are you troubled, why do doubts arise in your heart? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me and see, for [a] spirit does not have flesh and blood as you behold me having. 40 And having said this he showed them his hands and feet. 41 But when they were still distrusting from joy and amazement he said to them: Do you have anything to eat here? 42 So they gave him part of [a] roasted fish. 43 And having taken [it] he ate [it] before them.

Jesus's Final Commission

44 So he said to them: these [are] my words that I spoke to you while yet being with you, because it is necessary all the [things] written in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms concerning me be fulfilled. 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. 46 And he said to them that: It is likewise written that the Christ suffer and arise from [the] dead on the third day, 47 and [that] repentance for forgiveness of sins be preached upon his name to all the nations—beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You [are] witnesses of these [things]. 49 And behold I send out the good news of the father upon you. But you remain in the city until you are clothed with power from on high. 50 So he led them out to Bethany, and having lifted up his hands he blessed them. 51 And it came to pass when he was blessing them he withdrew from them. 52 And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and they were through everything in the temple blessing God.

1The "Sabbath" is a holy day. In the Jewish tradition, every Saturday is a "Sabbath", and as we know from Genesis 1, the Sabbath is the seventh day. Thus the "first day of the Sabbath" is Sunday. Other holy days that don't fall on Saturday are also "Sabbaths".

2GE "GAY" (γη) "earth", "land" (remember that they didn't understand about the Earth being a planet floating in space yet), sometimes "ground" or "dirt".

3from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

4stadion = 600 ft.

5or "Did not our hearts burn in us ..."