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The Gospel According to Luke (XIX - XXIV)

Full Text The Gospel According to Luke (XIX - XXIV)

XIX.  

And having entered in, he was passing through Jericho. 2And behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, and he was a chief publican; and this man was rich. 3And he sought to see Jesus, who he was; and he could not on account of the multitude, because he was small in stature. 4And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore-tree to see him; because by that way he was to pass through. 5And Jesus, when he came to the place, looked up and saw him, and said to him: Zaccheus, make haste and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house. 6And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 7And seeing it, they all murmured, saying that he went in to be a guest with a sinner.

8And Zaccheus stood up, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I took aught from any one by false accusation, I restore fourfold. 9And Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

11And as they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God would immediately appear. 12He said therefore: A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13And having called his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them: Traffic, till I come.

14But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us.

15And it came to pass, when he had returned, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants to be called to him, to whom he gave the money, that he might know what each gained by trading. 16And the first came, saying: Lord, thy pound gained ten pounds. 17And he said to him: Well done, good servant; because thou wast faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

18And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound made five pounds. 19And he said also to this man: And be thou over five cities. 20And another came, saying: Lord, behold thy pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin. 21For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man; thou takest up what thou layedst not down, and reapest what thou didst not sow. 22And he says to him: Out of thy mouth will I judge thee, wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping what I did not sow? 23Why then didst thou not put my money into the bank? and I, at my coming, should have required it with interest. 24And he said to those standing by: Take from him the pound, and give it to him that has the ten pounds. 25And they said to him: Lord, he has ten pounds. 26For I say to you, that to every one that has shall be given; and from him that has not, even what he has shall be taken away.

27But those my enemies, who would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

28And having spoken these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem. 29And it came to pass, as he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called Olivet, that he sent forth two of his disciples, 30saying: Go into the opposite village, in which as ye are entering ye will find a colt tied, whereon no man ever sat; loose and bring him. 31And if any one ask you, why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say to him: Because the Lord has need of him. 32And they that were sent forth departed, and found even as he said to them. 33And as they were loosing the colt, its owners said to them: Why loose ye the colt? 34And they said: The Lord has need of him. 35And they brought him to Jesus; and having cast their garments upon the colt, they set Jesus thereon. 36And as he went, they spread their garments in the way. 37And as he was drawing near, just at the descent of the mount of the Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice, and praise God with a loud voice for all the miracles which they saw; 38saying: Blessed be the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!

39And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to him: Teacher, rebuke thy disciples. 40And answering he said to them: I tell you that if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

41And when he came near, as he saw the city, he wept over it, 42saying: If even thou hadst known, at least in this thy day, the things that belong to thy peace! But now they are hidden from thine eyes. 43For days will come upon thee, that thine enemies will cast up a mound about thee, and compass thee round, and shut thee in on every side, 44and will level thee with the ground, and thy children within thee, and will not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

45And entering into the temple, he began to cast out those who sold; 46saying to them: It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer; but ye made it a den of robbers.

47And he was teaching daily in the temple; and the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people were seeking to destroy him, 48and could not find what they might do; for all the people hung, listening, upon him.

XX.  

And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and publishing the good news, that the chief priests and the scribes came to him with the elders, 2and spoke to him, saying: Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? Or who is he that gave thee this authority? 3And he answering said to them: I also will ask you one thing; and tell it me. 4John's immersion, was it from heaven, or from men? 5And they reasoned with themselves, saying: If we say, From heaven, he will say, Why, then did ye not believe him? 6But if we say, From men, all the people will stone us; for they are persuaded that John was a prophet. 7And they answered, that they knew not whence it was. 8And Jesus said to them: Neither do I say to you, by what authority I do these things.

9And he began to speak to the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad for a long time. 10And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. 11And again he sent another servant; and him also, having beaten and treated him shamefully, they sent away empty. 12And again he sent a third; and they wounded him also, and cast him out.

13And the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps, seeing him, they will reverence him. 14But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying: This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may become ours. 15So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do to them? 16He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. And hearing it, they said: Far be it! 17And he, looking on them, said: What then is this that is written,

The stone which the builders disallowed,

The same is become the head of the corner.

18Every one that falls upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

19And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him in that hour; and they feared the people; for they knew that he spoke this parable against them.

20And watching him, they sent forth spies, feigning themselves to be just men, that they might take hold of his words, in order to deliver him up to the magistracy, and to the authority of the governor. 21And they asked him, saying: Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and regardest not the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly. 22Is it lawful that we should give tribute to Cæsar, or not? 23And perceiving their craftiness, he said to them: 24Show me a denáry. Whose image and inscription has it? And answering they said: Cæsar's. 25And he said to them: Render therefore to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar's, and to God the things that are God's. 26And they could not take hold of his words before the people; and they marveled at his answer, and held their peace.

27And some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, coming to him, asked him, 28saying: Teacher, Moses wrote to us, if a man's brother die, having a wife, and he die childless, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

29There were therefore seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died childless; 30and the second and the third took her; 31and in like manner also the seven left no children, and died. 32At last the woman also died. 33In the resurrection, therefore, of which of them is she wife? For the seven had her for a wife.

34And Jesus answering said to them: The sons of this world marry, and are given in marriage. 35But they who are accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage; 36for neither can they die any more; for they are equal to the angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

37Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, at The Bush, when he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living; for to him all live.

39And some of the scribes answering said: Teacher, thou saidst well. 40For they no longer dared to ask him any question.

41And he said to them: How say they that the Christ is son of David? 42And David himself says in the book of Psalms:

The LORD said to my Lord,

Sit on my right hand,

43Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

44David therefore calls him Lord, and how is he his son?

45And in the hearing of all the multitude, he said to his disciples: 46Beware of the scribes, who desire to go about in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first places at feasts; 47who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These shall receive greater condemnation.

XXI.  

And looking up, he saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 2And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. 3And he said: Of a truth I say to you, that this poor widow cast in more than all. 4For all these, out of their abundance, cast into the offerings; but she, out of her want, cast in all the living that she had.

5And as some were saying of the temple, that it has been adorned with beautiful stones and offerings, he said: 6As for these things which ye behold, days will come in which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 7And they asked him, saying: Teacher, when therefore will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to come to pass?

8And he said: Take heed that ye be not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying: I am he, and the time is at hand. Go not after them. 9And when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified; for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not immediately.

10Then said he to them: Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11and there will be great earthquakes, and in divers places famines and pestilences; and there will be great portents and signs from heaven. 12And before all these, they will lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up into synagogues and prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13And it shall turn out to you for a testimony.

14Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer. 15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay or withstand. 16And ye will be delivered up both by parents, and brothers, and kindred, and friends; and some of you they will cause to be put to death. 17And ye will be hated by all for my name's sake. 18And there shall not a hair of your head perish. 19In your patience possess your souls.

20And when ye shall see Jerusalem encompassed by armies, then know that its desolation is at hand. 21Then let those in Judæa flee into the mountains; and let those in the midst of it depart out; and let those in the fields not enter into it. 22Because these are the days of vengeance, that all the things which are written may be fulfilled.

23Woe to those who are with child, and to those who give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress upon the land, and wrath to this people. 24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles shall be fulfilled.

25And there shall be signs in the sun, and moon, and stars; and on the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and waves; 26men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking for those things that are coming on the world; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with power and great glory. 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption is drawing nigh.

29And he spoke to them a parable: Behold the fig-tree, and all the trees. 30When they already shoot forth, seeing it ye know of yourselves that the summer is already near. 31So also ye, when ye see these things coming to pass, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32Verily I say to you, this generation shall not pass away, till all shall have come to pass. 33Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away.

34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36And watch, in every time praying that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

37And in the daytime he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called Olivet. 38And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, to hear him.

XXII. 

Now the feast of unleavened bread was drawing near, which is called the Passover; 2and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

3And Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 4And he went away, and consulted with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver him up to them. 5And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. 6And he promised, and sought opportunity to deliver him up to them in the absence of the multitude.

7And the day of unleavened bread came, when the passover must be killed. 8And he sent away Peter and John, saying: Go, and prepare us the passover, that we may eat it. 9And they said to him: Where wilt thou that we prepare? 10And he said to them: Behold, when ye have entered into the city, there will meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he enters in. 11And ye shall say to the master of the house: The Teacher says to thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I may eat the passover with my disciples? 12And he will show you a large upper room furnished; there make ready. 13And they went away, and found as he had said to them. And they made ready the passover.

14And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15And he said to them: I earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer. 16For I say to you, I shall eat of it no more, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17And having received a cup, he gave thanks and said: Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

19And taking a loaf, he gave thanks, and broke it, and gave to them, saying: This is my body which is given for you; this do in remembrance of me. 20And the cup in like manner after supper, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you.

21But, behold, the hand of him that betrays me is with me on the table. 22For the Son of man indeed goes, as it was determined; but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed! 23And they began to inquire among themselves, who then it might be that should do this thing?

24And there arose also a contention among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they who exercise authority over them are called benefactors. 26But ye are not so; but let the greatest among you become as the younger, and he that is chief as he that serves. 27For which is greater, he that reclines at table, or he that serves? Is not he that reclines at table? But I am in the midst of you as he that serves. 28Ye are they who have continued with me in my temptations; 29and I appoint to you a kingdom, as my Father appointed to me, 30that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and ye shall sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked for you, to sift as the wheat. 32But I prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and thou, when thou hast turned, strengthen thy brethren.

33And he said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both to prison and to death. 34And he said: I say to thee, Peter, a cock will not crow this day, till thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

35And he said to them: When I sent you without purse, and bag, and sandals, lacked ye anything? And they said: Nothing. 36Therefore said he to them: But now, he that has a purse let him take it, and likewise a bag; and he that has not, let him sell his garment and buy a sword. 37For I say to you, that yet this which is written must be accomplished in me: And he was reckoned among transgressors; for the things concerning me have an end.

38And they said: Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said: It is enough!

39And going out, he went as he was wont to the mount of the Olives; and his disciples also followed him. 40And when he was at the place, he said to them: Pray that ye enter not into temptation. 41And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw; and kneeling down, he prayed, 42saying: Father, if thou art willing to remove this cup from me! Yet, not my will but thine be done.

43And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45And rising up from prayer, and coming to the disciples, he found them sleeping, from sorrow. 46And he said to them: Why sleep ye? Arise and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.

47While he was yet speaking, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss him. 48But Jesus said to him: Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? 49And they who were about him, seeing what would follow, said to him: Lord, shall we smite with the sword? 50And a certain one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and took off his right ear. 51And Jesus answering said: Suffer thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

52And Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders, who were come to him: Have ye come out as against a robber, with swords and staves? 53When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

54And they took him, and led him away, and brought him into the house of the high priest. And Peter followed afar off.

55And they having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56And a certain maid seeing him as he sat by the fire, and looking intently upon him, said: This man also was with him. 57And he denied him, saying: Woman, I do not know him.

58And after a little while, another seeing him said: Thou also art of them. And Peter said: Man, I am not.

59And about the space of one hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying: Of a truth this one also was with him; for he is a Galilæan. 60And Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he was yet speaking, a cock crowed.

61And the Lord turning looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him: Before a cock crows this day, thou wilt deny me thrice. 62And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

63And the men who held Jesus mocked him, beating him; 64and having blindfolded him they asked him, saying: Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? 65And many other things they said, reviling him.

66And when it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priests and scribes, came together; and they brought him up into their council, saying: 67If thou art the Christ, tell us. And he said to them: If I tell you, ye will not believe. 68And if I ask, ye will not answer. 69But henceforth shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. 70And they all said: Art thou then the Son of God? And he said to them: Ye say it; for I am. 71And they said: Why need we any further witness? For we ourselves heard it from his own mouth.

XXIII.  

And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. 2And they began to accuse him, saying: We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæsar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king. 3And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said to him: Thou sayest it. 4And Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes: I find no fault in this man. 5And they were the more violent, saying: He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judæa, beginning from Galilee, unto this place.

6When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked if the man is a Galilæan. 7And learning that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him up to Herod, who also was himself in Jerusalem at that time.

8And Herod, when he saw Jesus, rejoiced greatly; for he had desired for a long time to see him, because he had heard concerning him; and he hoped to see some sign wrought by him. 9And he questioned him in many words; but he answered him nothing. 10And the chief priests and scribes stood, vehemently accusing him. 11And Herod with his men of war set him at naught, and mocked him, and arraying him in a gorgeous robe sent him back to Pilate. 12And Pilate and Herod on that day became friends with each other; for before they were at enmity between themselves.

13And Pilate, having called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14said to them: Ye brought to me this man, as one perverting the people; and, behold, I, having examined him before you, found no fault in this man, touching those things whereof ye accuse him. 15No, nor yet Herod; for I sent you up to him; and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by him. 16I will therefore chastise, and release him. 17 18And they cried out all at once, saying: Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas! 19(who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)

20Again, therefore, Pilate spoke to them, desiring to release Jesus. 21But they cried, saying: Crucify, crucify him. 22And a third time he said to them: What evil then has this man done? I found no cause of death in him. I will therefore chastise, and release him. 23And they were urgent with loud voices, requiring that he should be crucified. And their voices and those of the chief priests prevailed. 24And Pilate gave sentence, that what they required should be done. 25And he released him who for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they required; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.

26And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon a Cyrenian, coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. 27And there followed him a great company of the people, and of women who also bewailed and lamented him. 28But Jesus turning to them said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29For, behold, days are coming in which they shall say: Happy the barren, and wombs that never bore, and breasts that never gave suck. 30Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall on us; and to the hills: Cover us. 31For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

32And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. 33And when they had gone away to the place which is called A Skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. 34And Jesus said: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they divided his garments, casting lots.

35And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also scoffed, saying: Others he saved; let him save himself, if he is the Christ, the chosen of God. 36And the soldiers also coming to him mocked him, offering him vinegar, 37and saying: If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself.

38And there was an inscription written over him: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

39And one of the malefactors who were hanged railed at him, saying: If thou art the Christ, save thyself and us. 40But the other answering rebuked him, saying: Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man did nothing amiss. 42And he said to Jesus: Remember me, when thou comest in thy kingdom. 43And Jesus said to him: Verily I say to thee, to-day thou shalt be with me in paradise.

44And it was about the sixth hour; and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. 45And the sun was darkened; and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. 46And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. And having said this, he expired.

47And the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified God, saying: Verily, this man was righteous! 48And all the multitudes who had come together to that sight, having beheld the things that were done, returned, beating their breasts. 49And all his acquaintance were standing afar off, and women who had followed him from Galilee, beholding these things.

50And, behold, a man named Joseph, a counselor, a good and just man, 51(he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Arimathæa a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God, 52this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. 53And taking it down, he wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in the rock, where no one was yet laid. 54And it was the day of preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 55And the women also, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and viewed the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 56And returning, they prepared spices and ointments; and on the sabbath they rested, according to the commandment.

XXIV.  

Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they prepared. 2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3And entering in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4And it came to pass, that as they were much perplexed concerning this, behold two men stood by them in shining garments. 5And they being afraid and bowing their faces to the earth, they said to them: Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee, 7saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again. 8And they remembered his words.

9And returning from the sepulchre, they reported all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. 10And it was Mary the Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who said these things to the apostles. 11And their words seemed to them as idle talk, and they believed them not.

12But Peter rose up, and ran to the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beholds the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed to his home, wondering at that which was come to pass.

13And, behold, two of them were going on that same day to a village called Emmaus, distant sixty furlongs from Jerusalem. 14And they were conversing together concerning all these things that had taken place. 15And it came to pass, that while they were conversing and reasoning, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

17And he said to them: What communications are these, that ye have one with another, as ye walk, and are sad? 18And one, whose name was Cleopas, answering said to him: Dost thou alone sojourn in Jerusalem and not know the things that have come to pass there in these days? 19And he said to them: What things? And they said to him: The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; 20and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21But we were hoping that it was he who was to redeem Israel. But indeed, beside all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done. 22Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, who were early at the sepulchre; 23and not finding his body, came saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive. 24And some of those who were with us went away to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women said; but him they saw not.

25Then he said to them: O foolish, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26Was it not necessary, that the Christ should suffer these things, and enter into his glory? 27And beginning from Moses, and all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28And they drew near to the village, whither they were going; and he made as though he would go further. 29But they constrained him, saying: Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day has declined. And he went in to abide with them.

30And it came to pass, that as he was reclining at table with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and breaking, gave to them. 31And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 32And they said one to another: Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked to us in the way, and while he opened to us the Scriptures?

33And rising up in the same hour, they returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34saying: The Lord is risen indeed, and he appeared to Simon. 35And they related what things were done in the way, and how he became known by them in the breaking of bread.

36And while they were speaking these things, he himself stood in the midst of them, and says to them: Peace be to you. 37But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit. 38And he said to them: Why are ye troubled? And wherefore do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40And having said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said to them: Have ye here anything to eat? 42And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a honeycomb. 43And he took, and ate it before them. 44And he said to them: These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and psalms, concerning me. 45Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. 46And he said to them: Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and should rise from the dead on the third day; 47and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48Ye are witnesses of these things.

49And, behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you. But do ye tarry in the city, until ye are endued with power from on high.

50And he led them out as far as to Bethany; and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51And it came to pass, while he blessed them, that he parted from them, and was borne up into heaven. 52And they, having worshiped him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.