13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village
called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem,
14 and talking
with each other about all these things that had happened.
15 While they
were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with
16 but their eyes
were kept from recognizing him.
17 And he said
to them, ‘What are you discussing with each other while you
walk along?’ They stood still, looking sad.
18 Then one of
them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, ‘Are you the only
stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken
place there in these days?’
19 He asked them,
‘What things?’ They replied, ‘The things about
Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before
God and all the people,
20 and how our
chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death
and crucified him.
21 But we had
hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all
this, it is now the third day since these things took place.
22 Moreover, some
women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this
23 and when they
did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they
had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive.
24 Some of those
who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women
had said; but they did not see him.’
25 Then he said
to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to
believe all that the prophets have declared!
26 Was it not
necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter
into his glory?’
27 Then beginning
with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things
about himself in all the scriptures.
28 As they came
near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if
he were going on.
29 But they urged
him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost
evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to
stay with them.
30 When he was
at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and
gave it to them.
31 Then their
eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from
32 They said to
each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he
was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures