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.