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BibleGateway: Luke 24:36-49

ESV Text: Luke 24:36-49

Luke 24:36–49 (Listen)

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,1 43 and he took it and ate before them.

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for2 the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

Footnotes

[1] 24:42 Some manuscripts add and some honeycomb

[2] 24:47 Some manuscripts and

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KJV Text:

The section starts at about 4:5 and ends at about 5:44

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     36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 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 me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? 42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. 43 And he took it, and did eat before them. 44 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. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And ye are witnesses of these things. 49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 206 :
Jesus Christ My Sure Defense

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1. Jesus Christ, my sure Defense 
And my Savior, ever Liveth; 
Knowing this, my confidence 
Rests upon the hope it giveth 
Though the night of death be fraught 
Still with many an anxious thought. 

2. Jesus, my Redeemer, lives; 
I, too, unto life shall waken. 
Endless joy my Savior gives; 
Shall my courage, then, be shaken? 
Shall I fear, or could the Head 
Rise and leave His members dead? 

3. Nay, too closely am I bound 
Unto Him by hope forever; 
Faith’s strong hand the Rock hath found, 
Grasped it, and will leave it never; 
Even death now cannot part 
From its Lord the trusting heart. 

4. I am flesh and must return 
Unto dust, whence I am taken; 
But by faith I now discern 
That from death I shall awaken 
With my Savior to abide 
In His glory, at His side. 

5. Glorified, I shall anew 
With this flesh then be enshrouded; 
In this body I shall view 
God, my Lord, with eyes unclouded; 
In this flesh I then shall see 
Jesus Christ eternally. 

6. Then these eyes my Lord shall know, 
My Redeemer and my Brother; 
In His love my soul shall glow,– 
I myself, and not another! 
Then the weakness I feel here 
Shall forever disappear. 

7. They who sorrow here and moan 
There in gladness shall be reigning; 
Earthly here the seed is sown, 
There immortal life attaining. 
Here our sinful bodies die, 
Glorified to dwell on high. 

8. Then take comfort and rejoice, 
For His members Christ will cherish. 
Fear not, they will hear His voice; 
Dying, they shall never perish; 
For the very grave is stirred 
When the trumpet’s blast is heard. 

9. Laugh to scorn the gloomy grave 
And at death no longer tremble; 
He, the Lord, who came to save 
Will at last His own assemble. 
They will go their Lord to meet, 
Treading death beneath their feet. 

10. Oh, then, draw away your hearts 
Now from pleasures base and hollow. 
There to share what He imparts, 
Here His footsteps ye must follow. 
Fix your hearts beyond the skies, 
Whether ye yourselves would rise. 


Hymn: LSB 741 :
Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense

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1. Jesus Christ, my sure defense 
And my Savior, now is living! 
Knowing this, my confidence 
Rests upon the hope here given, 
Though the night of death be fraught 
Still with many an anxious thought. 

2. Jesus, my Redeemer, lives; 
Likewise I to life shall waken. 
He will bring me where He is; 
Shall my courage then be shaken? 
Shall I fear, or could the Head 
Rise and leave His members dead? 

3. No, too closely am I bound 
By my hope to Christ forever; 
Faith’s strong hand the Rock has found, 
Grasped it, and will leave it never; 
Even death now cannot part 
From its Lord the trusting heart. 

4. I am flesh and must return 
To the dust, whence I am taken; 
But by faith I now discern 
That from death I shall awaken 
With my Savior to abide 
In His glory, at His side. 

5. Glorified, I shall anew 
With this flesh then be enshrouded; 
In this body I shall view 
God, my Lord, with eyes unclouded; 
In this flesh I then shall see 
Jesus Christ eternally. 

6. Then take comfort and rejoice, 
For His members Christ will cherish. 
Fear not, they will hear His voice; 
Dying, they shall never perish; 
For the very grave is stirred 
When the trumpet’s blast is heard. 

7. Laugh to scorn the gloomy grave 
And at death no longer tremble; 
He, the Lord, who came to save 
Will at last His own assemble. 
They will go their Lord to meet, 
Treading death beneath their feet. 

8. O, then, draw away your hearts 
From all pleasures base and hollow; 
Strive to share what He imparts 
While you here His footsteps follow. 
As you now still wait to rise, 
Fix your hearts beyond the skies!