The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. â€œAnd now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out.
Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, â€œPeace be with you.â€ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, â€œWhy are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.â€ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, â€œHave you anything here to eat?â€ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, â€œThese are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with youâ€”that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.â€ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, â€œThus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.