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 are perplexed concerning this, behold, two men stood by them in flashing white apparel. 24:5 Now when* they became fearful and bowed their faces down toward the earth, then they said to them, Why are youĎ seeking the living with the dead? 24:6 He is not here, but was raised. RememberĎ how he spoke to youĎ, 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 in 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.24:12 But Peter, having stood up, ran to the tomb, and stooped down and peered in, he sees the linen-strips laying alone, and he went away to his home, 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 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 are 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 youĎ are exchanging back and forth with one another, while walking? and youĎ 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 have happened in her in these days?

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

     But they said to him, The things concerning Jesus from Nazareth, who became a prophet, a mighty man in works 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 the 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, that they had also seen a vision of messengers, who said he was alive. 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 youĎ foolish ones and slow in heart to believe upon all that theprophets have spoken!24:26Was it not essential for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?24:27 And beginning 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 is 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 breaking it he 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, Were our hearts not burning inside us, 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 stood in the midst of them and says to them, Peace is to youĎ.24:37 But they became terrified and fearful and were thinking that they had viewed a spirit. 24:38 And he said to them, Why are youĎ disturbed? And why do questions come up in yourĎ hearts?24:39BeholdĎ my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. TouchĎ me and seeĎ, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones, like youĎ 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 youĎ have anything edible here?24:42 Now they gave part of a broiled fish to him and part of 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 youĎ, being still together with youĎ, 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, beginning from Jerusalem.24:48Now youĎ are witnesses of these things.24:49And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon youĎ, but youĎ stick-aroundĎ in the city of Jerusalem, until youĎ 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 blessed them. 24:51 And it happened, while* he blesses 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: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the 'Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR.}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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