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Luke 24:1–53

Jesus Has Risen

24:1–10pp—Mt 28:1–8; Mk 16:1–8; Jn 20:1–8

24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had preparedu and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.v While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightningw stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:x The Son of Many must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”z Then they remembered his words.a

When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with themb who told this to the apostles.c 11 But they did not believed the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves,e and he went away,f wondering to himself what had happened.

On the Road to Emmaus

13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven milesa from Jerusalem.g 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;h 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.i

17 He asked them, What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas,j asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

19 What things?” he asked.

“About Jesus of Nazareth,”k they replied. “He was a prophet,l powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulersm handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.n And what is more, it is the third dayo since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us.p They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”q

25 He said to them, How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”r 27 And beginning with Mosess and all the Prophets,t he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.u

28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.

30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke itv and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him,w and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within usx while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scripturesy to us?”

33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lordz has risen and has appeared to Simon.”a 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.b

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, Peace be with you.”c

37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.d 38 He said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see;e 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 believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.f

44 He said to them, This is what I told you while I was still with you:g Everything must be fulfilledh that is written about me in the Law of Moses,i the Prophetsj and the Psalms.”k

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, This is what is written: The Messiah will sufferl and rise from the dead on the third day,m 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his namen to all nations,o beginning at

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Luke 6:1–11:54

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

6:1–11pp—Mt 12:1–14; Mk 2:23–3:6

6 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels.y Some of the Pharisees asked, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”z

Jesus answered them, Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?a He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat.b And he also gave some to his companions.” Then Jesus said to them, The Son of Manc is Lord of the Sabbath.”

On another Sabbathd he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closelye to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.f But Jesus knew what they were thinkingg and said to the man with the shriveled hand, Get up and stand in front of everyone.” So he got up and stood there.

Then Jesus said to them, I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”

10 He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored. 11 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were furioush and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.

The Twelve Apostles

6:13–16pp—Mt 10:2–4; Mk 3:16–19; Ac 1:13

12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.i 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:j 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, 15 Matthew,k Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

Blessings and Woes

6:20–23pp—Mt 5:3–12

17 He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon,l 18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, 19 and the people all tried to touch him,m because power was coming from him and healing them all.n

20 Looking at his disciples, he said:

Blessed are you who are poor,

for yours is the kingdom of God.o

21 Blessed are you who hunger now,

for you will be satisfied.p

Blessed are you who weep now,

for you will laugh.q

22 Blessed are you when people hate you,

when they exclude your and insult yous

and reject your name as evil,

because of the Son of Man.t

23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy,u because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.v

24 But woe to you who are rich,w

for you have already received your comfort.x

25 Woe to you who are well fed now,

for you will go hungry.y

Woe to you who laugh now,

for you will mourn and weep.z

26 Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you,

for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.a

Love for Enemies

6:29,30pp—Mt 5:39–42

27 But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,b 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.c 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.d 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.e

32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?f Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you?g Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them,h and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be childreni of the Most High,j because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful,k just as your Fatherl is merciful.

Judging Others

6:37–42pp—Mt 7:1–5

37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged.m Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.n 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.o For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”p

39 He also told them this parable: Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?q 40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.r

41 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 42 

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