147 Jesus appears to two of his followers on the way to Emmaus.

Mark 16:12–13; Luke 24:13–35; 1 Corinthians 15:5

Why had the two followers been in Jerusalem and were now walking home (Luke 24:13–16)?

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How could Jesus have appeared to two of his followers without their knowing who he was (Mark 16:12)?

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If Jesus knew why his two followers were sad, why did he ask (Luke 24:17–18)?

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Why were Jesus’ followers amazed that the stranger didn’t know what had happened in Jerusalem? (Luke 24:18)?

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What were the names of the two followers (Luke 24:18, 34)?

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How did Cleopas and Simon describe Jesus and how he had died (Luke 24:19–20)?

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What had Cleopas and Simon expected Jesus to do, a hope that was buried with him in the tomb (Luke 24:21)?

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How were Cleopas and Simon so intimately aware of the disciples, Jesus’ body being stolen, and the women who had “seen a vision” (Luke 24:22–24)?

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How were Cleopas and Simon so intimately aware of the disciples, Jesus’ body being stolen, and the women who had “seen a vision” (Luke 24:22–24)?

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If Jesus intended to stay with his followers, why did he act as if he would move on (Luke 24:28–29)?

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Why did Cleopas and Simon recognize Jesus when he ate with them, and then he disappeared (Luke 24:30–31)?

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Why did Cleopas and Simon return to Jerusalem at night (Luke 24:32–33)?

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What argument did Cleopas use in trying to convince the disciples that he had seen Jesus (Luke 24:34)?

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What did the disciples believe about Cleopas’s story (Mark 16:13)?

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Later on the same day, two of Jesus’ followers left for Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. As they walked, they talked about everything that had happened. While they discussed the events and reasoned together, Jesus came near and walked with them, but they were kept from recognizing him.

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Mark 16:12 Later, Jesus appeared in a different form to two of his disciples as they walked from Jerusalem into the country.
Luke 24:13-16 On the same day, two of Jesus’ followers left for Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. As they walked, they talked about everything that had happened. While they discussed the events and reasoned together, Jesus came near and walked with them, but they were kept from recognizing him.
King James

Mark 16:12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
Luke 24:13-16 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

“What are you talking about?” Jesus said. “Why are you so sad?”

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Luke 24:17 “What are you talking about?” Jesus said. “Why are you so sad?”
King James

Luke 24:17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

One of the two, Cleopas, said, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know what has happened in the last few days?”

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Luke 24:18 One of the two, Cleopas, said, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know what has happened in the last few days?”
King James

Luke 24:18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

“What are you talking about?”

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Luke 24:19 “What are you talking about?” “Jesus of Nazareth. He was a prophet who did incredible miracles and was a powerful teacher in the eyes of God and all the people.
King James

Luke 24:19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

“Jesus of Nazareth. He was a prophet who did incredible miracles and was a powerful teacher in the eyes of God and all the people. Our chief priests and religious leaders delivered him to be sentenced to death and crucified. We had hoped he was the one who would liberate Israel. It has been three days since these things happened. Some women of our group were at the tomb early this morning and brought an unbelievable report. They could not find his body, they said, but they saw a vision of angels who said he was alive. Some of our men went to the tomb and saw that the body was gone, just as the women had said, but they did not see him.”

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Luke 24:19–24 “What are you talking about?” “Jesus of Nazareth. He was a prophet who did incredible miracles and was a powerful teacher in the eyes of God and all the people. Our chief priests and religious leaders delivered him to be sentenced to death and crucified. We had hoped he was the one who would liberate Israel. It has been three days since these things happened. Some women of our group were at the tomb early this morning and brought an unbelievable report. They could not find his body, they said, but they saw a vision of angels who said he was alive. Some of our men went to the tomb and saw that the body was gone, just as the women had said, but they did not see him.”
King James

Luke 24:19–24 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.

“Why don’t you understand?” Jesus said. “You are so slow to believe what the prophets have said. Wasn’t it necessary for the Messiah to suffer these things before entering his glory?” Beginning with Moses and all the prophets, Jesus took them through the scriptures and explained everything concerning himself.

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Luke 24:25–27 “Why don’t you understand?” Jesus said. “You are so slow to believe what the prophets have said. Wasn’t it necessary for the Messiah to suffer these things before entering his glory?” Beginning with Moses and all the prophets, Jesus took them through the scriptures and explained everything concerning himself.
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Luke 24:25–27 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

As they came to Emmaus, Jesus acted as if he would go farther.

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Luke 24:28 As they came to Emmaus, Jesus acted as if he would go farther.
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Luke 24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.

“Stay with us,” the two said. “It’s getting late, and there is little daylight left.” So he went with them.

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Luke 24:29 “Stay with us,” the two said. “It’s getting late, and there is little daylight left.” So he went with them.
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Luke 24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

As they sat down to eat, Jesus took the bread and gave thanks. He broke off a piece and gave the loaf to them. Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. Then he disappeared.

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Luke 24:30–31 As they sat down to eat, Jesus took the bread and gave thanks. He broke off a piece and gave the loaf to them. Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. Then he disappeared.
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Luke 24:30–31 And it came to 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.

They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us while we were on the road and he explained the scriptures?” At once, they returned to Jerusalem and found the eleven disciples gathered with the others.

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Mark 16:13 They went back and told the others. But no one believed them.
Luke 24:32-33 They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us while we were on the road and he explained the scriptures?” At once, they returned to Jerusalem and found the eleven disciples gathered with the others.
King James

Mark 16:13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
Luke 24:32-33 And they said one to another, Did not our heart 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,

“It’s true,” Cleopas said. “The Lord Jesus has risen. It’s not my word alone. Simon was with me, and he saw him too.”

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Luke 24:34 “It’s true,” Cleopas said. “The Lord Jesus has risen. It’s not my word alone. Simon was with me, and he saw him too.”
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Luke 24:34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

They told all that had happened on the way to Emmaus and how they recognized Jesus when he broke the bread. But no one believed them.

Eyewitness

Mark 16:13 They went back and told the others. But no one believed them.
Luke 24:35 They told what had happened on the way to Emmaus and how they recognized Jesus when he broke the bread.
King James

Mark 16:13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
Luke 24:35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.