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at the sepulchre weeping. And as she wept she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre, and seeth two angels in white, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her; “ Woman, why weepest thou ?''

She saith unto them ; " Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him."

And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing; and knew not that it was Jesus.

Jesus saith unto her; “Woman, why weepest thou ? whom seekest thou ?

She supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him; “Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

Jesus saith unto her; “Mary.”

She turned herself, and saith unto him ; “ Rabboni,” which is to say, “Master."

Jesus saith unto her ; " Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren, and say unto them ; I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and


God.' Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her. And they, Wi; 11. when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

And as they went to tell his disciples, be- Mali hold, Jesus met them, saying ; " All hail."

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And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them ; « Be not afraid ; go tell


brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they

" see me.

Lk, Ixiv,

Now when they were going, behold, 'some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, saying; “Say ye, his disciples came by night and stole him away, while we slept. And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.” So they took the money, and did as they were taught. And this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

And behold, two of them went that same 13–32. day to a village called Emmaus, which was

from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

And it came to pass that, while they communed together, and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden, that they should not know him. And he said unto them;

" What manner of coinmunications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad ?"

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 ?”

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; and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel; and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 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. 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."

Then he said unto them; “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?" And beginning at Moses, and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. drew nigh unto the village whither they went; and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, “ Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent." And he went in to

And they

tarry with them.

And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him ; and he vanished out of their sight. 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?"


Jesus' intercourse with his Disciples after his Resurrec

tion - The Ascension.

Lk, xriv, 33_35.

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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, saying ; “The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.” And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut, where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the

midst, and saith unto them; “ Peace be unto Lk you." But they were terrified and affrighted,

' 37–13. and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And

he said unto them; Why are ye troubled ? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts ?

. xxiv.


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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.” And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them; Have ye here any meat ?” And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a honey-comb. And he took it, and did eat before them.

Then said Jesus to them again; “ Peace be image unto you; as my Father hath sent me, even so send I


And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them; “ Receive the Holy Ghost.

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them ; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him; “ We have seen the Lord.”

But he said unto them; “ Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

And after eight_days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said ; “Peace be unto you." Then saith he to Thomas ; “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands, and reach hither

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