(215) Jesus Appears on the Road to Emmaus
And behold, that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, which was sixty stadia from Jerusalem. And they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. And it came about, as they conversed and reasoned together, Jesus Himself came up and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him.
“What are you two discussing,” Jesus said to them, “that makes you so sad as you walk?”
One of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered Him, saying, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who doesn’t know about the things which happened there these past few days?”
“What things?” He asked them.
“The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth,” they said, “who was a prophet, mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and had Him crucified. But we had trusted that He was the one who would redeem Israel. And besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. Yes, and certain women who were with us astonished us. They were at the sepulchre early; and when they did not find His body, they came back, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive. Then certain ones who were with us went to the sepulchre and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see Him.”
Then He said to them, “O how foolish you are, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. Was it not necessary for the Christ to have suffered these things, and then enter into His glory?”
And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
As they drew near to the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as though He would go farther. But they constrained Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is about over.” So He went in to visit with them.
And it came about, as He sat at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. And they said to one another, “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
And they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together. “The Lord has indeed risen,” they said, “and He has appeared to Simon.”
Then they told them about the things that had happened on the road, and how they had recognized Him when He broke the bread.
(215) Jesus Appears on the Road to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-35, KJV
13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. 17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: 20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. 22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. 24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. 25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. 30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? 33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, 34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
(1) About seven miles. (2) Perhaps Simon Peter did not recognize Him and believe that it was Jesus he saw.
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