Are we good neighbors . . .?

I thought The Good Samaritan parable was a good one for this time of year.  Even though it is only told in the Gospel of Luke, even the different Bible translations still paint a slightly different perspective on the parable.  I use the yellow to try and draw

attention to similarities or differences in the stories.  I find it interesting how the term for an expert in the law is used  in one version, lawyer in another and legal expert in another.  God Bless.

Luke 10:25–37 (NIV)

The Parable of the Good

Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus.

“Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the

Law?” he replied. “How do

you read it?”

27 He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord

your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your

strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

28 “You have answered

correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he

was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was;

and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and

wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day

he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he

said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do  likewise.”

Luke 10:25–37 (ESV)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher,

what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said

to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read

it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the

Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your

strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And

he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do

this, and you will live.”

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A

man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who

stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw

him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and

when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and

wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took

care of him. 35 And the

next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying,

‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of

these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

Luke 10:25–37 (NASB95)

25 And a lawyer

stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal

life?” 26 And He said to him, “What is

written in the Law? How does it read to you?”

27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all

your heart, and with all your

soul, and with all your

strength, and with all your

mind; and your neighbor as

yourself.”

28 And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”

29 But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

The Good Samaritan

30 Jesus replied and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they

stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead.

31 “And by

chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed

by on the other side.

32 “Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

33“But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt

compassion,

34 and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

35 “On the

next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said,

‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay

you.’

36 “Which of these three do you

think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?

37 And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.”

Luke 10:25–37 (LEB)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 And behold, a certain legal expert stood up to test him, saying,

“Teacher, what must I do so that I will inherit eternal life?” 26 And he said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?”* 27 And he answered and* said, “You shall love the Lord your God from all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly. Do this and you will live.”

29 But he, wanting to justify

himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 And Jesus replied and* said,

“A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to

Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who both stripped him and beat him.* After* inflicting blows on him,* they went away, leaving him* half dead. 31 Now by coincidence a

certain priest was going down on that road, and when he* saw him, he passed

by on the opposite side. 32 And in the same way also a Levite, when he*

came down to the place and saw him,* passed by on the opposite side. 33 But a certain Samaritan who was traveling came up to him and, when he* saw him,*

had compassion. 34 And he came up and* bandaged his wounds, pouring on

olive oil and wine, and he put him on his own animal and* brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And on the next day, he took out two  denarii and* gave them* to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him, and whatever you spend in addition, I will repay to you when I return. 36 Which

of these three do you suppose became a neighbor of the man who fell among the  robbers?” 37 So he said, “The one who showed mercy to him.” And Jesus said to him, “You go and do

likewise.”

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The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

 

I wonder of Dr. Erhman will consider this parable moot
because one of them does not talk about the yeast.  I do wish, maybe they do,
have a Bible that has similar stories like these next to each other.  Or,
maybe even intertwine them into one.  One loses the essence of how the Bible
was written, but it would be a great way to read the Bible.  I guess with our
computers, we can make our own.

Matthew 13:31–35 (NIV)

The Parables of the Mustard
Seed and the Yeast

31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man
took and planted in his field.
32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows,
it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come
and perch in its branches.”

33 He told them still another parable:
“The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman
took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through
the dough.”

34 Jesus spoke all these things to the
crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. 35 So
was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet:

“I will open my mouth in parables,

I will utter things hidden since
the creation of the world.” 

Mark 4:30–34 (NIV)

The Parable of the Mustard
Seed

30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what
parable shall we use to describe it?
31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all
seeds on earth.
32 Yet when
planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big
branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”

33 With many similar parables Jesus
spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. 34 He
did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone
with his own disciples, he explained everything.

Luke 13:18–21 (NIV)

The Parables of the Mustard
Seed and the Yeast

18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it
to?
19 It is like a mustard
seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree,
and the birds perched in its branches.”

20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about
sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

 

 

Demon Possessed Man Healed

 

Three stories one event.

Matthew 8:28–34 (NIV)

Jesus Restores Two
Demon-Possessed Men

8:28–34pp—Mk
5:1–17; Lk 8:26–37

28 When he arrived at the other side
in the region of the Gadarenes, two
demon-possessed men
coming from the tombs met him. They were so
violent that no one could pass that way. 29 “What do you want
with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before
the appointed time?”

30 Some distance from them a large
herd of pigs was feeding. 31 The demons begged Jesus, “If you
drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”

32 He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and
the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the
water. 33 Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town
and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed
men. 34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when
they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

Mark 5:1–20 (NIV)

Jesus Restores a
Demon-Possessed Man

5:1–17pp—Mt
8:28–34; Lk 8:26–37

5:18–20pp—Lk 8:38,39

5 They went across the lake to the
region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the
tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one
could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had
often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the
irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night
and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself
with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance,
he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at
the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High
God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” For Jesus had said to
him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,”
he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again
and again not to send them out of the area.

11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on
the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us
among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them
permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd,
about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and
were drowned.

14 Those tending the pigs ran off and
reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see
what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the
man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed
and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16 Those who had
seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told
about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead
with Jesus to leave their region.

18 As Jesus was getting into the boat,
the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus
did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own
people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had
mercy on you.”
20 So the man went away and began to
tell in the Decapolis  how much Jesus had done for him. And all the
people were amazed.

Luke 8:26–39 (NIV)

Jesus Restores a
Demon-Possessed Man

8:26–37pp—Mt
8:28–34

8:26–39pp—Mk 5:1–20

26 They sailed to the region of the
Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When
Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For
a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived
in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at
his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus,
Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” 29 For
Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it
had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard,
he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary
places.

30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“Legion,” he replied,
because many demons had gone into him. 31 And they begged
Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

32 A large herd of pigs was feeding
there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs,
and he gave them permission. 33 When the demons came out of
the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into
the lake and was drowned.

34 When those tending the pigs saw
what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and
countryside, 35 and the people went out to see what had
happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons
had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they
were afraid. 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the
demon-possessed man had been cured. 37 Then all the people of
the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were
overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.

38 The man from whom the demons had
gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”
So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

 

The Beginning . . .

 

 

I enjoy being able to read the same story from each of the Gospels as almost one story.  It gives the event much more richness.  There have/are some that think because there is differences in the stories that some how it minimizes the story of Jesus.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes and enjoy this harmony of Jesus.  God Bless

Matthew 27:32-61 ESV

As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They
compelled this man to carry his cross. [33] And when they came to a place
called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), [34] they offered him wine to
drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. [35]
And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by
casting lots. [36] Then they sat down and kept watch over him there. [37] And
over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is
Jesus, the King of the Jews.” [38] Then two robbers were crucified with
him, one on the right and one on the left. [39] And those who passed by
derided him, wagging their heads [40] and saying, “You who would destroy
the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of
God, come down from the cross.” [41] So also the chief priests, with the
scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, [42] “He saved others; he cannot
save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross,
and we will believe in him. [43] He trusts in God; let God deliver him now,
if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.'” [44] And the
robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way. [45]
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth
hour. [46] And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice,
saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my
God, why have you forsaken me?” [47] And some of the bystanders, hearing
it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” [48] And one of them at
once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed
and gave it to him to drink. [49] But the others said, “Wait, let us see
whether Elijah will come to save him.” [50] And Jesus cried out again
with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. [51] And behold, the curtain of
the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the
rocks were split. [52] The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the
saints who had fallen asleep were raised, [53] and coming out of the tombs
after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
[54] When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over
Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and
said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” [55] There were also many
women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee,
ministering to him, [56] among whom were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother
of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. [57] When it was evening,
there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple
of Jesus. [58] He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate
ordered it to be given to him. [59] And Joseph took the body and wrapped it
in a clean linen shroud [60] and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had
cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and
went away. [61] Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting
opposite the tomb.

Mark 15:21-27,29-47 ESV

And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in
from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. [22]
And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a
Skull). [23] And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take
it. [24] And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting
lots for them, to decide what each should take. [25] And it was the third
hour when they crucified him. [26] And the inscription of the charge against
him read, “The King of the Jews.” [27] And with him they crucified
two robbers, one on his right and one on his left. [29] And those who passed
by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would
destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, [30] save yourself, and come
down from the cross!” [31] So also the chief priests with the scribes
mocked him to one another, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save
himself. [32] Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross
that we may see and believe.” Those who were crucified with him also
reviled him. [33] And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over
the whole land until the ninth hour. [34] And at the ninth hour Jesus cried
with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means,
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” [35] And some of the
bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” [36]
And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave
it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come
to take him down.” [37] And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his
last. [38] And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
[39] And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he
breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”
[40] There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
[41] When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and
there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem. [42] And
when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day
before the Sabbath, [43] Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the
council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage
and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. [44] Pilate was surprised
to hear that he should have already died. And summoning the centurion, he
asked him whether he was already dead. [45] And when he learned from the
centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph. [46] And Joseph
bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud
and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a
stone against the entrance of the tomb. [47] Mary Magdalene and Mary the
mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

Luke 23:32-49 ESV

Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with
him. [33] And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there
they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.
[34] And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they
do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. [35] And the people
stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved
others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen
One!” [36] The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour
wine [37] and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save
yourself!” [38] There was also an inscription over him, “This is
the King of the Jews.” [39] One of the criminals who were hanged railed
at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!”
[40] But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you
are under the same sentence of condemnation? [41] And we indeed justly, for
we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing
wrong.” [42] And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into
your kingdom.” [43] And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today
you will be with me in paradise.” [44] It was now about the sixth hour,
and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, [45] while
the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. [46]
Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your
hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. [47]
Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying,
“Certainly this man was innocent!” [48] And all the crowds that had
assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned
home beating their breasts. [49] And all his acquaintances and the women who
had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.

John 19:16-38 ESV

So he delivered him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus,
[17] and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of
a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. [18] There they crucified him,
and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. [19]
Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read,
“Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” [20] Many of the Jews
read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the
city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. [21] So the
chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of
the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.'” [22]
Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.” [23] When
the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them
into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was
seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, [24] so they said to one
another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall
be.” This was to fulfill the Scripture which says, “They divided my
garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the
soldiers did these things, [25] but standing by the cross of Jesus were his
mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
[26] When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing
nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” [27] Then
he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour
the disciple took her to his own home. [28] After this, Jesus, knowing that
all was now finished, said ( to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”
[29] A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the
sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. [30] When Jesus had
received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his
head and gave up his spirit. [31] Since it was the day of Preparation, and so
that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that
Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be
broken and that they might be taken away. [32] So the soldiers came and broke
the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. [33]
But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not
break his legs. [34] But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear,
and at once there came out blood and water. [35] He who saw it has borne
witness-his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth-that
you also may believe. [36] For these things took place that the Scripture
might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” [37] And
again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have
pierced.” [38] After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a
disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he
might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came
and took away his body.

 

 

Prophecy Fulfilled . . .Judas . . .Jesus

 

 

Prophesy: Thirty pieces of silver cast in the house of the Lord

Zechariah 11:12-14 ESV

Then I said to them, “If it seems good to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” And they weighed out as my wages thirty pieces of silver. [13] Then the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”-the lordly price at which I was priced by them. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD, to the potter. [14] Then I broke my second staff Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Matthew 26:14 ESV

Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the
chief priests Matthew

26:15 ESV

and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to
you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.

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Matthew 27:5-7 ESV

And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed,
and he went and hanged himself. [6] But the chief priests, taking the pieces
of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since
it is blood money.” [7] So they took counsel and bought with them the
potter’s field as a burial place for strangers.

 

 

Go To Galilee

None of the accounts of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances contradicts another. Rather, each writer supplemented what a different writer left out. Jesus may have appeared to the disciples a number of times during the forty days on Earth after His resurrection (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:1-7), while the New Testament writers mentioned only the more prominent instances in order to substantiate the fact of His resurrection.
John 20:19-25 ESV
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, Peace be with you. [20] When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. [21] Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” [22] And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. [23] If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” [24] Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. [25] So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
Luke 24:33-43 ESV
And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, [34] saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” [35] Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. [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, [43] and he took it and ate before them.
Matthew 26:32 – ESV

[30] And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. [31] Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ [32] But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” [33] Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.” [34] Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”

Matthew 28:7 – ESV

[4] And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. [5] But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. [6] He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. [7] Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” [8] So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. [9] And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

Matthew 28:16 – ESV

[14] And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” [15] So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day. [16] Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. [17] And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. [18] And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. [19] Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

 

The LORD Is My Strength and My Song

Isaiah 12:1-4 ESV
You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. [2] “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” [3] With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. [4] And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.