Lectionary Year A
April 18, 1999
Luke 24:13-35

Step I: Rough Translation


(v.13) And then two of them, on the same day, were going into a village being distant sixty stadia from Jerusalem, whose name [was] Emmaus. (v.14) And they themselves were making conversation toward one another concerning all these things that had come about. (v.15) And it happened in their conversing with one another and in their seeking together (discussing) [that] also Jesus himself [or: the same Jesus?], having come near, was walking with them; (v.16) but their eyes were restrained of not to know him [from knowing him]. (v.17) But he said to[ward] them, "Which [are] these words, which you [two] are exchanging [batting against?] toward one another while you are walking about?" And they stood, [being] sad people. (v.18) But one, by name of Cleopas, answered and said to him, "Are you [the] only stranger in Jerusalem not even knowing the things that have happened in it in these days?" (v.19) And he said to them, "Which things?" Now they said to him, "The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet-man, mighty [able] in work [deed] and word in the presence of God and the entire people, (v.20) and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him into [the] judgment of death [pronounced the death penalty over him?] and [how] they crucified him. (v.21) But we, [yes] we continued to hope that he himself is the one destined [coming?] to redeem Israel; yes, but also together with all these things, it is now the third day from when these things happened. (v.22) But also some women from us amazed [surprised?] us, having come early in the morning upon the tomb, (v.23) and not having found his body, they came saying also [that] they had seen a vision of angels, who are saying [that] he is alive. (v.24) And some of the ones with us went away upon to tomb and found [it] in the same way just as the women said, but him they did not see." (v.25) And/then he himself said to them: "Oh foolish people (not-understanding-ones) and slow-ones in [by means of] the heart to be believing in all the things [that] the prophets spoke. (v.26) Were not these things necessary for the Christ [Anointed One] to suffer and enter into his glory?" (v.27) And/then, beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

(v.28) And they drew near to the village, to which they were going, and he himself gave the impression to go farther. (v.29) And they [almost violently] urged him, saying, "Stay with us, because toward evening it is and the day is already [in the process of] coming to an end." And he entered [in order] to stay with them. (v.30) And it happened in the reclining at the table of him with them, [that] after taking the bread, he have thanks and, after breaking [it], he was handing [it] to them, (v.31) then/now their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he himself became invisible [disappeared?] from them. (v.32) And they said toward one another, "Was not our heart burning [within us - see text critic. app.] as he was speaking to us on the road [way], as he opened up to us the scriptures?"

(v.33) And having gotten up [in] the same hour, they returned into Jerusalem and found [there] gathered together the eleven and the ones [who were] with them, (v.34) saying, "Really, the Lord has risen, and he appeared [N.B. the divine passive! - this is a revelation] to Simon." (v.35) And they themselves were doing [their] exegesis with respect to the things on the road [way] and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

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