Jesus Walks And Talks With Two O
On the same day two of Jesus' disciples were on their way to a village
called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem; and as they talked
together about what had happened, Jesus himself drew near and went with
them; but their eyes were kept from knowing him.
He said to them, "What are you talking about so earnestly as you walk
along?" And they stood still, looking sad, and one of them, named
Cleopas, answered, "Are you only a stranger stopping in Jerusalem? Do
you not know the things that have happened there within these last few
days?" He asked, "What things?" They answered, "Why, about Jesus of
Nazareth, who proved himself a prophet, mighty in word and deed before
God and all the people, and how our high priests and rulers gave him
over to be sentenced to death and had him crucified. But we were hoping
that he was the one to save Israel. It is now the third day since these
things happened. Yet some of our women who were at the tomb early this
morning, amazed us. They told us that they had not found his body but
that they had seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Then
some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it as the
women had said. But him they did not see."
Then Jesus said to them, "O foolish men, so slow of heart to believe in
what the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to
suffer and so win his glory?"
When they came to the village to which they were going, he seemed to be
going farther on, but they urged him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is
almost evening, the day is nearly over." So he went in to stay with
As he sat with them at table, he took the bread, blessed it, broke it,
and passed it to them. Then their eyes were opened so that they knew
him; but he disappeared from their sight. They said to one another, "Did
not our hearts glow while he was talking with us on the way!"
At once they started back to Jerusalem, where they found the eleven
disciples gathered with their companions, and from them they learned
that the Lord had really risen and that he had appeared to Simon. Then
they told of their own experience on the road, and how they knew him
when he broke the bread.
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