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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 hearts burn within us while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? 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. Mark xvi. 14. Luke xxiv. 36-48. John xx. 19-25.
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, and as they thus spoke (with the two disciples,) came Jesus, and appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat, and stood in the midst of them, and saith , unto them, “ Peace be unto you.” But they were terrified and affrighted, 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? Behold 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
And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands, and his feet, and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 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 an honey-comb; and he took it, and did eat before them. And Jesus upbraided them with
their unbelief, and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
And he said unto them, “ These are the words “ which I spake unto you, while I was yet with
you, that all things must be fulfilled which were “ written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, “ and in the Psalms concerning me.” Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, and said unto them, “ Thus “it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suf. “fer, and to rise from the dead the third day: " and that repentance and remission of sins should “ be preached in his name among all nations; be“ ginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses “ of these things.”
Then said Jesus (at going away) to them again, “ Peace be unto you : As my Father hath sent
me, even so send I you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, “ Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose“ soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto " them; and whosesoever 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.
John xx. 26-29. 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 thy “ hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not “ faithless, but believing."
And Thomas answered, and said unto him, My Lord, and my God! Jesus saith unto him, “ Thomas, because “thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: Bless“ ed are they that have not seen, and yet have “ believed.”
John xxi. 1-28. After these things, Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. There was together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning was come, Jesus stood on the shore : but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, “ Children, have ye any “meat ? ” They answered him, No. And he said unto them,“ Cast the net on the right side “ of the ship, and ye shall find.” They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved, saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, for he was naked, and did cast himself into the sea. And the other disciples came in a little ship, for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits, dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they were come
to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them,
Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.” Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three : and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. Jesus saith unto them, “ Come and “ dine.” And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then cometh and taketh bread, and giveth them and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples (either to all
, or to several together) after that he was risen from the dead.
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, “Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me more “ than these?” He saith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, “ Feed my lambs.” He saith to him again the second time, “Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" he saith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, “ Feed my
sheep.” He saith unto him the third time, “Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" Peter was grieved, because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? and he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things, thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, “ Feed my “ sheep. Verily, verily I say unto thee, when “ thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walk"edst whither thou wouldest : but when thou shalt “ be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and “ another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither “ thou wouldest not.” This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, “ Fol.
Then Peter turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved, following ; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, “If I will that he tarry till I come, “what is that to thee? Follow thou me." Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, he shall not die; but, if I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
Matt. xxviii. 16-20. Mark xvi. 15-18. Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them: (and there were above five hundred brethren gathered together there, 1 Cor. xv. 6.) And when they saw him, they worshipped him : but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “ All power is given unto me in “ heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore into all " the world, and preach the gospel to every crea
ture, and teach all nations, baptizing them in “ the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of “ the Holy Ghost : Teaching them to observe all
things whatsoever I have commanded you. He " that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved: “ but he that believeth not, shall be damned. And “these signs shall follow them that believe; In
my name shall they cast out devils, they shall “ speak with new tongues, they shall take up ser.
pents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it “ shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the “ sick, and they shall recover. And lo, I am with "you alway, even unto the end of the world.”
After that, he was seen of the apostle James, (1 Cor. xv. 7.)