Modern Literal Version

[Luke 24]

     {Mar 16:1-8 & Mat 28:1-8 & Luk 24:1-8, 12 & Joh 20:1-10 Dawn and very early Sun.}

     24:1 Now on the first day of the week, from the deep fog of daybreak, they and some otherstogether with them came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. 24:2 Now they found the stone has been rolled away from the tomb. 24:3 And having entered in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 24:4 And it happened, while* they were perplexed concerning this, behold, two men stood by them in flashing apparels. 24:5 Now after they became fearful and bowing their face down toward the earth, then they said to them, Why are you* seeking the living with the dead? 24:6 He is not here, but was raised. Remember* how he spoke to you*, being still in Galilee, 24:7 saying that it is essential for the Son of Man to be given up into the hands of sinful men and to be crucified and to rise* up on the third day? 24:8 And they were reminded of his declarations.

     {Mar 16:9-11 & Mat 28:9-10 & Luk 24:9-11 & Joh 20:11-18.}

     24:9 And having returned from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 24:10 Now those who were saying these things to the apostles were: Mary the Magdalene and Joanna and Mary themother of James and the rest of the women together with them. 24:11And their declarations appeared like nonsense in their sight, and they were disbelieving them. 24:12But Peter, having stood up, ran to the tomb, and peered inside and he sees the linen-strips laying alone. And he went away by himself, marveling at what has happened.

     {Mar 16:12-13 & Luk 24:13-35 & 1Co 15:5 Sun. Afternoon.}

     24:13 And behold, two out of them were traveling in that same day to a village whose name wasEmmaus, which was sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem. 24:14 And they were conversing with one another concerning all these things which have befallen them. 24:15 And it happened, while*they were conversing and debating together, that Jesus himself, having drawn near, was traveling together with them. 24:16 But their eyes were being held-fast so as not to recognize him. 24:17 But he said to them, What words are these which you* are exchanging back and forth with one another, while walking? and you* have a gloomy face, why?

     24:18 But one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to him, Are you sojourning alone in Jerusalem and did not know of the things which happened in her in these days?

     24:19 And he said to them, What things?

     But they said to him, The things concerning Jesus of the Nazarenes, who became a prophet, a mighty man in work and word in front of God and all the people; 24:20 and how the high-priests and our rulers gave him up to the condemnation of death and crucified him. 24:21 Now we were hoping that he was the one who is about to redeem Israel. But yet today, together with all these things, is bringing*us this third day from which these things happened. 24:22 But some women from among us also astonished us, having happened to be at the tomb at daybreak, 24:23 and having not found his body, they came, saying also, to have seen a vision of messengers, who are saying about him to be living. 24:24 And some of those who were together with us, went to the tomb and also found it so, just-as the women had also said, but they did not see him.

     24:25 And he said to them, O you* foolish ones and slow in heart to believe upon all that theprophets spoke!24:26Was it not essential for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?24:27 And having begun from Moses and from all the prophets, he was clarifying for them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 24:28 And they drew near to the village, where they were traveling and he was making-like that he was to travel farther.

     24:29 And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, because it is toward dusk and the day has been far-spent. And he entered in to abide together with them. 24:30 And it happened, while* he was reclining with them at the table, and having taken the bread, he gave-thanks and broke itandhe was giving it to them.

     24:31 Now their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he became unapparent from them {i.e. disappeared}. 24:32 And they said to one another, Was our heart not being burned insideus, as he was speaking to us on the road, and as he was opening the Scriptures to us?

     24:33 And that same hour they stood up and returned to Jerusalem and found the eleven and those who have been accumulated together with them, 24:34 saying, The Lord was really raised and was seen by Simon. 24:35 And they were describing the things which happened on the road and how he was known by them in the breaking of the bread.

     {Mar 16:14 & Luk 24:36-43 & Joh 20:19-25 Sun. Evening.}

     24:36 Now while they are speaking these things, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them and says to them, Peace is to you*.24:37 But they became terrified and fearful and were thinking to be viewing a spirit. 24:38 And he said to them, Why are you* disturbed? And why do arguments come-up in your* hearts?24:39Behold* my hands and my feet, that I am myself. Touch* me and see*, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones, like you* view me having.24:40 And having said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 24:41 But still disbelieving this from joy and marveling {i.e. they were in shock}; he said to them, Do you* have anything edible here?24:42Now they gave part of a broiled fish to him and part from the honeycomb. 24:43 And he took and ate it in their sight.

     {Luk 24:44-49 & Acts 1:3-8 & 1Co 15:7 Jerusalem.}

     24:44 Now he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you*, being still together with you*, that it is essential for all things to be fulfilled, which have been written in the Law of Moses and the prophets and the Psalms, concerning me.24:45 Then he opened their mind to understand the Scriptures.

     {Mar 16:15-18 & Mat 28:18-20 & Luk 24:46-47 Mountain in Galilee; The Great Commission.}

     24:46 And he said to them, Thus it has been written, that it was essential for the Christ to suffer and to rise* up from the dead in the third day;{Isa 53:5?}24:47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations, after it has began {i.e. start}from Jerusalem.24:48Now you* are witnesses of these things.24:49And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you*, but you* stick-around* in the city of Jerusalem, until you* should be clothed with power from on high.

     {Mar 16:19-20 & Luk 24:50-53 & Acts 1:9-12 Olivet, between Jerusalem and Bethany.}

     24:50 Now he led them outside until they were in Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and spoke well of {and/or: gave-thanks for} them. 24:51 And it happened, while* he blessed them, he stood away from them and was being carried up into heaven. 24:52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy 24:53 and they were always in the temple, praising and thanking God.


     {NOTES: You should read the 'Definitions' Section and other non-bible sections.}

{{ Introduction to John 67-95 AD

    The Good-news account by John, which was most likely written after the other three, fills in some gaps that were not covered by Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Eight percent of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are in John, and ninety-two percent is unique to John through the Holy Spirit. No specific writer is stated but the similarities in writing style, thought patterns, vocabulary and the 'very' Koine Greek language of the Good-news of John, 1-3 John, and Revelation (denoted as 'John') is unmistakable. This 'John' was always assumed to be apostle John, the son of Zebedee.

    John writes to a general audience. John talks about the unbelieving Jews and equates them to the world. He also talks about the Greek speaking Jews (Hellenistic) in this book and shows many witnesses confirming that Jesus is the Christ prophesied of in the Old Testament. John states his purpose in 20:30, 31 where signs were recorded for a specific purpose to bring about faith in Jesus. John recognizes that unless one has this faith (belief), he will not have eternal life. John also explains what belief in Jesus really means in John 3:36 and that belief is obedience according to John through inspiration. John begins his biography of Jesus by starting at the very creation of the world, showing Jesus as 'The Word was God' and 'became flesh and resided among us' (John 1:1-3, 14). If it help understand the preeminence of Jesus as God in chapter one, the words: become, became, can be translated as "come into being". From there, the focus is on showing the life, teachings, and miracles of Jesus in such a way that the reader might 'believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, the reader may have life in His name' (John 20:30-31). So as you read this great book from God, focus on how John builds the witnesses of Jesus, the signs, and wonders of God's Son and how God brings about faith and belief in the reader with confidence that Jesus is God's Son. Among other things, it is in this Good-news account that we learn that Jesus rejected the idea of setting up an earthly kingdom (John 6:15, 18:36). A later writing of John, Revelation tells us he made for us, Christians, a kingdom, and we are the priests of God, Revelation 1:6.}}

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