Luke 24
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The Resurrection
(Matthew 28:1–10; Mark 16:1–8; John 20:1–9)

1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they went to the sepulchre with the spices they had provided, accompanied by several others. 2and having found that the stone had been remov'd from the sepulchre, they entred in, 3but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4whilst they were in great perplexity about it, all of a sudden, two men appear'd before them in robes of light. 5upon which they were frightned, and bowed themselves to the very ground: but the men said to them, why do you look among the dead for one that is alive? 6he is not here, but is risen: remember what he told you, when he was yet in Galilee, 7that the son of man must be deliver'd into the hands of sinful men; be crucified; and the third day rise again. 8then they remembred his words; 9and upon their return from the sepulchre, they related the whole matter to the eleven, and all the other disciples. 10it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and others with them, who gave the apostles this relation: 11which however appear'd to them such a delirious tale, they could not give credit to any of them. 12yet Peter got up, and ran to the sepulchre, where stooping down he saw nothing but the linnen lying there: upon which he went away wondring with himself at such an event.

The Road to Emmaus
(Mark 16:12–13)

13The same day two of them went to a village named Emmaus, which was distant about threescore furlongs from Jerusalem: 14and their conversation ran upon all that had lately happened. 15now while they were conferring and debating together, Jesus himself join'd them and walk'd along with them. 16but their eyes were affected so as not to discern who he was. 17and he said to them, what is the subject of your debate in the way, and why do you look so sad? 18one of them, Cleopas by name, reply'd, are you such a stranger in Jerusalem as not to know what has so lately happen'd there? 19what about? said he, why, about Jesus the Nazarean, said they, who was a prophet, eminently recommended, by his doctrine and his works, to the approbation of God and of all the people; 20and of his being deliver'd up by our chief priests and magistrates to be condemn'd to die, whom they actually crucified: 21though we expected he would have been the Messiah, that was to deliver Israel: and besides all this, it is now three days since these things were done. 22'tis true, some women of our company threw us into a surprize: for going to the sepulchre early in the morning, 23and not finding his body there, they came to tell us, that they had seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24whereupon some of us went to the sepulchre, and found matters just as the women had related; but him they did not see.

25then Jesus said to them, how stupidly incredulous are you not to believe things that have been all predicted by the prophets! 26was not the Messiah to have suffer'd thus, and after that enter into his glory? 27then beginning at Moses he explain'd all the passages there, and in all the prophets, which related to himself.

28and they drew nigh the village where they were going: and he seemed as if he would have pass'd on further. 29but they press'd him, saying, stay with us, for it is late and begins to be dark, so he went in to tarry with them. 30and as he was at table with them, he took bread, and gave thanks, then brake it and gave it to them; 31when looking upon him more intently, they perceiv'd that it was Jesus, but he vanish'd out of sight. 32Upon this, they said to one another, to what ardor did not our affections rise, while he talk'd with us by the way, and while he expounded to us the scriptures? 33and immediately they set out, and return'd to Jerusalem, where they found the eleven, and the rest of their company, all assembled, who said, 34the Lord is actually risen, and hath appeared to Simon. 35Thereupon the two disciples related what had hapned on the road, and how they first discover'd who Jesus was at his breaking of bread.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples
(John 20:19–23; 1 John 1:1–4)

36While they were thus talking, Jesus himself appear'd in the midst of them, and said to them, peace be with you. 37but they were in a consternation and fright, imagining, that they saw a spirit. 38upon which he said to them, why are you in this confusion? what is it, that your minds are so perplex'd? 39behold my hands, and my feet, for I am bodily present, touch me and consider me; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me have: 40all the while holding out his hands and his feet, as he was speaking. 41but as they were diffident of so joyful an event, and still in amaze, he said to them, have you any thing here to eat? 42and they gave him a piece of broil'd fish, and of a honey-comb; 43which he took, and did eat in their presence.

44then he said, this is what I told you, while I was yet with you, that what has been written concerning me in the law of Moses, in the prophets, and in the psalms, must be all accomplished. 45then he open'd their minds to make them understand the scriptures, and said to them, 46thus it is written, and thus it behov'd Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47and that repentance and remission of sins should be preach'd in his name, among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48you are witnesses of these things. 49and I am going to send you what my father has promis'd you, but continue in the city of Jerusalem, until you shall be endued with power from on high.

The Ascension
(Mark 16:19–20; Acts 1:6–11)

50At length he led them out as far as Bethany; and stretching out his hands, he gave them his benediction. 51and while he was blessing them, he was taken from them, and carried up into heaven. 52and they worship'd him, and with great joy return'd to Jerusalem, 53where they daily praised and blessed God in the temple.

Daniel Mace New Testament (1729)

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