THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
VI. The Resurrection of the Man-Savior
A. Discovered by the Women
1 Now aon the 1first day of the week, at early dawn, 2they 3came to the tomb, bringing the bspices which they had prepared.
2 And they found the astone rolled away from the tomb;
3 But when they entered, they did anot find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And while they stood perplexed about this, behold, atwo bmen stood by them in 1cdazzling clothing.
5 And they became afrightened and bowed their faces to the ground, and the men said to them, Why are you seeking the bliving One among the dead?
6 He is not here but has been 1raised. Remember how He aspoke to you while He was still in bGalilee,
7 Saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the athird day rise up.
8 And they aremembered His words.
9 And returning from the tomb, they areported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10 Now they were aMary the Magdalene and bJoanna and 1Mary the mother of James and the rest of the women with them, who told these things to the apostles.
11 And these words appeared 1to them as 2nonsense, and they did not believe them.
B. Investigated and Confirmed by Peter
12 But aPeter rose up and ran to the tomb; and stooping to look in, he saw the blinen cloths alone, and he went away to his own home, marveling at what had happened.
C. Appearing to Two Disciples
13 And behold, atwo of them were going on the same day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty 1stadia away from Jerusalem.
14 And they were talking to each other concerning all these things which had occurred.
15 And while they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself drew near and 1went with them.
16 But their eyes were akept from recognizing Him.
17 And He said to them, What are these words which you are exchanging with one another while you are walking? And they stood still, looking sad.
18 And one of them, Cleopas by name, answered and said to Him, Do You alone dwell as a stranger in Jerusalem and not know the things which have taken place in it in these days?
19 And He said to them, What things? And they 1said to Him, The things concerning Jesus the aNazarene, who was a 2bProphet cpowerful in work and word before God and all the people;
20 And how the chief priests and our arulers bdelivered Him up to the csentence of death and dcrucified Him.
21 But we were hoping that He was the One who was about to aredeem Israel. Indeed, besides all these things, it is now going on the third day since these things took place.
22 But moreover some awomen from among us amazed us. Being at the tomb early
23 And anot finding His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of bangels, who said that He is cliving.
24 And some of those with us went to the atomb and found it even as the women also said, but they did not see Him.
25 And He said to them, O 1afoolish and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
26 Was it not necessary for the Christ to asuffer these things and 1enter into His bglory?
27 And beginning from aMoses and from all the bprophets, He explained to them clearly in 1all the cScriptures the things concerning dHimself.
28 And they drew near to the village where they were going, and He acted as though He would go farther.
29 And they constrained Him, saying, Stay with us, because it is near evening and the day is already gone by. And He went in to astay with them.
30 And as He reclined at table with them, He took the loaf and ablessed it, and having broken it, He began handing it to them.
31 And their eyes were 1opened, and they recognized Him; and 2He disappeared from them.
32 And they said to one another, Was not our heart burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was opening to us the aScriptures?
33 And they rose up that very hour and returned to 1Jerusalem, and they found the aeleven and those with them assembled together,
34 Saying, The Lord really has been raised and has aappeared to Simon.
35 And they related the things that occurred on the road, and how He was made aknown to them in the breaking of the bread.
D. Appearing to the Apostles and Those with Them
and Commissioning Them
36 And as they were speaking these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, aPeace to you.
37 But they were terrified and became afrightened and thought they beheld a 1spirit.
38 And He said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your heart?
39 See My ahands and My feet, that it is I Myself. bTouch Me and see, for a spirit does not have 1flesh and bones as you behold Me having.
40 And when He had said this, He ashowed them His hands and His feet.
41 And while they still 1did not believe for ajoy and were marveling, He said to them, Do you have anything here to beat?
42 And they handed Him a piece of broiled afish;
43 And He took it and aate before them.
44 And He said to them, These are My words which I aspoke to you while I was still with you, that all the things written in the 1Law of bMoses and the Prophets and Psalms concerning Me must be fulfilled.
45 Then He 1aopened their mind to understand the Scriptures;
46 And He said to them, Thus it is awritten, that the Christ would bsuffer and rise up from the dead on the cthird day,
47 And that repentance for 1aforgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His bname to all the cnations, beginning from dJerusalem.
48 You are awitnesses of these things.
49 And behold, I send forth the 1apromise of My Father upon you; but as for you, 2stay in the city until you 3put on bpower from on chigh.
VII. The Ascension of the Man-Savior
50 And He led them out as far as 1aBethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51 And while He blessed them, He parted from them and was 1carried up into aheaven.
52 And they aworshipped Him and returned to bJerusalem with great cjoy,
53 And were continually in the atemple, bblessing 1God.