Life of Jesus
The Road to Emmaus
Mk 16:12, 13: Lk 24:13-35
12 After that, He appeared in another form to two of them as they walked and went
into the country.
13 And they went and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either.
13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called
Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and
went with them.
16 But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
17 And He said to them, "What kind of conversation is this that you have with one
another as you walk and are sad?"
18 Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, "Are You the
only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there
in these days?"
19 And He said to them, "What things?" So they said to Him, "The things
concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and
all the people,
20 "and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to
death, and crucified Him.
21 "But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed,
besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
22 "Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early,
23 "When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a
vision of angels who said He was alive.
24 "And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as
the women had said; but Him they did not see."
25 Then He said to them, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all
that the prophets have spoken!
26 "Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His
27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the
Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated
that He would have gone farther.
29 But they constrained Him, saying, "Abide with us, for it is toward evening,
and the day is far spent." And He went in to stay with them.
30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread,
blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their
32 And they said to one another, "Did not our heart burn within us while He
talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?"
33 So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven
and those who were with them gathered together,
34 saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"
35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was
known to them in the breaking of bread.