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Luke 24:22 | 980 980 | Luke 24:53 day since all this took place. 22 In ad dition, some of our wom en amazed us. They went to the tomb ear ly this morn ing 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vi sion of an gels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our com pan ions went to the tomb and found it just as the wom en had said, but they did not see Jesus.” 25 He said to them, “How fool ish you are, and how slow to be lieve all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messi ah have to suf fer these things and then en ter his glo ry?” 27 And be gin ning with Mo ses and all the Proph ets, he ex plained to them what was said in all the Scrip tures concerning himself. 28 As they ap proached the vil lage to which they were go ing, Jesus con tin ued on as if he were go ing far ther. 29 But they urged him strong ly, “Stay with us, for it is near ly eve ning; the day is al most over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at the ta ble with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and be gan to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they rec og nized him, and he dis ap peared from their sight. 32 They asked each oth er, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 They got up and re turned at once to Je ru sa lem. There they found the Elev en and those with them, assembled together 34 and say ing, “It is true! The Lord has ris en and has ap peared to Si mon.” 35 Then the two told what had hap pened on the way, and how Jesus was rec og nized by them when he broke the bread. Jesus Appears to the Disciples 36 While they were still talk ing about this, Jesus him self stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were star tled and fright ened, think ing they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you trou bled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I my self ! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not be lieve it be cause of joy and amaze ment, he asked them, “Do you have any thing here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their pres ence. 44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be ful filled that is writ ten about me in the Law of Mo ses, the Proph ets and the Psalms.” 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is writ ten: The Messi ah will suf fer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and re pen tance for the for give ness of sins will be preached in his name to all na tions, be gin ning at Je ru sa lem. 48 You are wit ness es of these things. 49 I am go ing to send you what my Fa ther has prom ised; but stay in the city un til you have been clothed with pow er from on high.” The Ascension of Jesus 50 When he had led them out to the vicin i ty of Beth a ny, he lift ed up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was tak en up into heaven. 52 Then they wor shiped him and re turned to Je ru sa lem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.