The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1And on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared,
2and they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
3And having entered, they did not find the body of the Master יהושע.
4And it came to be, as they were perplexed about this, that see, two men stood by them in glittering garments.
5And becoming frightened and bowing their faces to the earth, these said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
6“He is not here, but has been raised up! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galil,
7saying, ‘The Son of Aḏam has to be delivered into the hands of sinners, and be impaled, and the third day rise again.’ ”
8And they remembered His words.
9And having returned from the tomb they reported all this to the eleven and to all the rest.
10And it was Miryam from Mag̅dala, and Yoḥanah, and Miryam the mother of Ya‛aqoḇ, and the rest with them, who told this to the emissaries.
11And their words appeared to them to be nonsense, and they did not believe them.
12But Kĕpha arose and ran to the tomb. And stooping down, he saw the linen wrappings lying by themselves. And he went away home, marvelling at what took place.
13And see, two of them were going that same day to a village called Amma’us, which was twelve kilometres from Yerushalayim.
14And they were talking to each other of all this which had taken place.
15And it came to be, as they were talking and reasoning, that יהושע Himself drew near and went with them.
16But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
17And He said to them, “What are these words you are exchanging with each other as you are walking – and you are sad?”
18And the one whose name was Qleophas answering, said to Him, “Are You the lone visitor in Yerushalayim who does not know what took place in it these days?”
19And He said to them, “What?” And they said to Him, “Concerning יהושע of Natsareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before Elohim and all the people,
20and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and impaled Him.
21“We, however, were expecting that it was He who was going to redeem Yisra’ĕl. But besides all this, today is the third day since these matters took place.
22“But certain women of ours, who arrived at the tomb early, also astonished us,
23when they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of messengers who said He was alive.
24“And some of those with us went to the tomb and found it, as also the women had said, but they did not see Him.”
25And He said to them, “O thoughtless ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
26“Was it not necessary for the Messiah to suffer these and to enter into His esteem?”
27And beginning at Mosheh and all the Prophets, He was explaining to them in all the Scriptures the matters concerning Himself.
28And they approached the village where they were going, and He seemed to be going on.
29But they urged Him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening, and the day has declined.” And He went in to stay with them.
30And it came to be, when He sat at the table with them, having taken the bread, He blessed, and having broken, He was giving it to them.
31And their eyes were opened and they recognised Him. And He disappeared from their sight.
32And they said to each other, “Was not our heart burning within us as He was speaking to us on the way, and as He was opening the Scriptures to us?”
33And rising up that same hour they returned to Yerushalayim, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,
34saying, “The Master was truly raised, and has appeared to Shim‛on!”
35And they related what took place on the way, and how He was recognised by them in the breaking of the bread.
36And as they were saying this, יהושע Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.”
37And being startled and frightened, they thought they had seen a spirit.
38And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?
39“See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
40And saying this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
41And while they were still not believing for joy, and marvelling, He said to them, “Have you any food here?”
42And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.
43And taking it He ate in their presence.
44And He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all have to be filled that were written in the Torah of Mosheh and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.”
45Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,
46and said to them, “Thus it has been written, and so it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and to rise again from the dead the third day,
47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His Name to all nations, beginning at Yerushalayim.
48“And you are witnesses of these matters.
49“And see, I am sending the Promise of My Father upon you, but you are to remain in the city of Yerushalayim until you are clothed with power from on high.”
50And He led them out as far as Bĕyth Anyah, and lifting up His hands He blessed them.
51And it came to be, while He was blessing them, that He was parted from them and was taken up into the heaven.
52And they, having bowed down to Him, returned to Yerushalayim with great joy,
53and were continually in the Set-apart Place praising and blessing Elohim. Amĕn.