(24:25) "He said unto them, O fools."
The man (whoever he was) who talked with the two unnamed apostles on the way to Emmaus calls them "fools," thereby
making himself a candidate for "hell fire." (Matthew 5:22) Is it OK to call someone a fool?
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came
unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain
others with them.
And they found the
stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two
men stood by them in shining garments:
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they
said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
24:6He is not here, but is
risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
24:7Saying, The Son of man
must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the
third day rise again.
And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to
all the rest.
24:10It was Mary Magdalene
and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with
them, which told these things unto the apostles.
And their words seemed
to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld
the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at
that which was come to pass.
And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus,
which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned,
Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
But their eyes were
holden that they should not know him.
And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye
have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art
thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are
come to pass there in these days?
And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning
Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God
and all the people:
And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to
death, and have crucified him.
But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and
beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were
early at the sepulchre;
And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels,
which said that he was alive.
And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it
even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all
the scriptures the things concerning himself.
And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as
though he would have gone further.
But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening,
and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
(24:31a-32) "Their eyes were opened, and they knew him ... And they said one to another,
Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us?" The
disciples spent the day talking to the mysterious man before
finally recognizing him when "their hearts burned within them."
(24:31b) "And he vanished out of their sight."
Jesus, the invisible man!
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I
was yet with you, that all
things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the
prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the
And said unto them, Thus
it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the
dead the third day:
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name
among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.