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tarry with them. 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. 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 ?"




J. IX.



Jesus' intercourse with his Disciples after his Resurrection -The Ascension.

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.

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, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them; "Peace be unto you." But they were terrified and affrighted, 8743. 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 me have." And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. 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 a honey-comb. And he took it, and did eat before them.



Then said Jesus to them again; "Peace be 19 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 whose soever 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."

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

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thy hand, and thrust it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing."

Thomas answered and said unto him; "My Lord and my God."

Jesus saith unto him; "Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."

After these things, Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. And on this wise shewed he himself. There were 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 now 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 ;


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, a 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, 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; knowest that I love thee."


'Yea, Lord, thou

He saith unto him; "Feed my sheep."
He saith unto him the third time ;
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 walked 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 wouldst not." This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him; "Follow me."

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?"")



Then the eleven disciples went away into 16-20. Galilee, into a mountain, where Jesus had

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