Gospel of Luke


Luke 22:1

Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the


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And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for

they feared the people.

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Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number

of the twelve.

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And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and

captains, how he might betray him unto them.

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And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.

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And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in

the absence of the multitude.

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Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be


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And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover,

that we may eat.

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And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

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And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city,

there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him

into the house where he entereth in.

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And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto

thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with

my disciples?

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And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.

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And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made

ready the passover.

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And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with


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And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this

passover with you before I suffer:

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For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be

fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

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And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide

it among yourselves:

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For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until

the kingdom of God shall come.

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And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them,

saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in

remembrance of me.

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Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new

testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

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But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the


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And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto

that man by whom he is betrayed!

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And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that

should do this thing.

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And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be

accounted the greatest.

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And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship

over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called


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But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be

as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

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For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth?

is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that


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Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.

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And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;

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That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on

thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

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And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have

you, that he may sift you as wheat:

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But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou

art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

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And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into

prison, and to death.

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And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day,

before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

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And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and

shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

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Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take

it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell

his garment, and buy one.

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For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be

accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for

the things concerning me have an end.

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And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto

them, It is enough.

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And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives;

and his disciples also followed him.

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And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter

not into temptation.

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And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled

down, and prayed,

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Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me:

nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

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And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

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And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as

it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

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And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he

found them sleeping for sorrow,

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And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into


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And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called

Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus

to kiss him.

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But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a


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When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto

him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

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And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his

right ear.

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And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his

ear, and healed him.

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Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple,

and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a

thief, with swords and staves?

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When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands

against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

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Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high

priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

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And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were

set down together, Peter sat down among them.

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But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly

looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.

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And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.

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And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of

them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.

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And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed,

saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a


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And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately,

while he yet spake, the cock crew.

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And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the

word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow,

thou shalt deny me thrice.

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And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

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And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.

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And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and

asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?

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And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.

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And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief

priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their

council, saying,

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Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you,

ye will not believe:

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And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.

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Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of


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Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto

them, Ye say that I am.

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And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves

have heard of his own mouth.

Luke 23:1

And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.

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And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting

the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he

himself is Christ a King.

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And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he

answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

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Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no

fault in this man.

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And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people,

teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.

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When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a


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And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he

sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

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And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous

to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him;

and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.

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Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him


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And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.

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And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and

arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

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And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for

before they were at enmity between themselves.

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And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the

rulers and the people,

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Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that

perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before

you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye

accuse him:

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No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of

death is done unto him.

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I will therefore chastise him, and release him.

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(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)

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And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and

release unto us Barabbas:

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(Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was

cast into prison.)

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Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.

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But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.

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And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I

have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him,

and let him go.

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And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be

crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

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And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.

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And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast

into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their


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And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian,

coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he

might bear it after Jesus.

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And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which

also bewailed and lamented him.

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But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not

for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

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For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say,

Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps

which never gave suck.

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Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the

hills, Cover us.

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For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in

the dry?

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And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to


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And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there

they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and

the other on the left.

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Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they

do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

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And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided

him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ,

the chosen of God.

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And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him


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And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

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And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek,

and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

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And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying,

If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

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But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God,

seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

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And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but

this man hath done nothing amiss.

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And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy


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And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be

with me in paradise.

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And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all

the earth until the ninth hour.

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And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the


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And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy

hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

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Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying,

Certainly this was a righteous man.

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And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the

things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.

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And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from

Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

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And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counseller; and he was a

good man, and a just:

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(The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was

of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the

kingdom of God.

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This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

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And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a

sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

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And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

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And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after,

and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

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And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the

sabbath day according to the commandment.

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Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they

came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared,

and certain others with them.

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And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

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And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

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And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold,

two men stood by them in shining garments:

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And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth,

they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

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He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he

was yet in Galilee,

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Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful

men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

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And they remembered his words,

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And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the

eleven, and to all the rest.

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It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and

other women that were with them, which told these things unto the


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And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them


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Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he

beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering

in himself at that which was come to pass.

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And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called

Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

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And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

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And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned,

Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

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But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

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And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that

ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

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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 therein these days?

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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:

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And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be

condemned to death, and have crucified him.

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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


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Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which

were early at the sepulchre;

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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.

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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.

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Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all

that the prophets have spoken:

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Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his


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And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them

in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

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And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made

as though he would have gone further.

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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.

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And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and

blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

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And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of

their sight.

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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


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And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found

the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,

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Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

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And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known

of them in breaking of bread.

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And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and

saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

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But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had

seen a spirit.

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And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise

in your hearts?

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Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see;

for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

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And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.

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And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto

them, Have ye here any meat?

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And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

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And he took it, and did eat before them.

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And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you,

while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which

were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the

psalms, concerning me.

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Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the


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And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to

suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

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And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his

name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

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And ye are witnesses of these things.

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And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye

in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

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And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands,

and blessed them.

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And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them,

and carried up into heaven.

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And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

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And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.