Luke 24: 36 — 49
Third Sunday of Easter Year B
36 9 While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their
37 But they were startled and terrified and thought that they
38 Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do
39 10 Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me
40 And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
41 While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed,
42 They gave him a piece of baked fish;
43 he took it and ate it in front of them.
44 He said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you
45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.
46 11 And he said to them, “Thus it is written that the Messiah
47 and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be
48 You are witnesses of these things.
49 And (behold) I am sending the promise of my Father 12 upon
9 [36-43,44-49] The Gospel of Luke, like each of the other gospels (⇒ Matthew 28:16-20; ⇒ Mark 16:14-15; ⇒ John 20:19-23), focuses on an important appearance of Jesus to the Twelve in which they are commissioned for their future ministry. As in ⇒ Luke 24:6, ⇒ 12, so in ⇒ Luke 24:36, ⇒ 40 there are omissions in the Western text.
10 [39-42] The apologetic purpose of this story is evident in the concern with the physical details and the report that Jesus ate food.
11  See the note on ⇒ Luke 24:26.
12  The promise of my Father: i.e., the gift of the holy Spirit.
Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised