Chapter 167: Jesus appears in Emmaus

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1 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs, to help with its defense. 2 And they talked together of how few risen there were after so many the night before. 3 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 4 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

5 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

6 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?

7 And he said unto them, What things?

8 And they said unto him, Concerning the walking dead, and Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: 9 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have zombified him. 10 But we trusted that it had been he which should have protected Israel from the apocalypse: and beside all this, to day is the third day, and the first calm since these things were done.

11 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 12 And when they found his body had been devoured and not zombified, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was eaten in body but was yet alive. 13 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.

14 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 15 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to defeat the darkness in his glory? 16 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

17 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 18 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the risen may walk again at nightfall. And he went in to tarry with them.

19 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. 20 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and when they drew swords for fear he was of the risen, he vanished out of their sight. 21 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? And yet he said not, Brains?

22 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, 23 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 24 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread, but said not Brains and spoke as a living man..