Lectionary Year A
April 14, 2002
Step I: Rough Translation
A. Comparing Translations
(JW)Comparing Translations (Resived Standard Version, New International Version,
New Living Translation)
Verse 13: RSV - two of them were going to village named Emmaus
NIV - two of them were going to a village called Emmaus
NLT - two of Jesus' followers were walking to the village of Emmaus
Verse 16: RSV - But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
NIV - but they were kept from recognizing him.
NLT - But they did not know who he was, because God kept them from
Verse 17: RSV - And they stood still, looking sad.
NIV - And they stood still, their faces downcast.
NLT - They stopped short, sadness written across their faces.
Verse 32: RSV - Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked with us on the
road, while he opened to us the scriptures?
NIV - Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the
road and opened the Scriptures to us?
NLT - Didn't our hearts feel strangely warm as he talked with us on the
road and explained the Scriptures to us?
B. Textual Criticism
C. ROUGH TRANSLATION
(JW)24:13 And behold, two of them on the same day were traveling to a village being distant sixty stadia from Jerusalem, which name Emmaus, 14) and they were speaking to one another concerning all these things having happened. 15) and it came about while the talking ones and discussing also himself Jesus came near was walking along them
16) but the eyes of them were kept/held not to recognize him. 17) And he said to them, What the words these which you are exchanging with one another walking along? And they stood a sad face. 18)And having answered one by name Cleopas said to him, You only one visiting Jerusalem and you do not know the things having happened in it in these days? 19) And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene who was a man a prophet powerful in deed and word before the God and all the people, 20) how both handed over him the chief priests and the authorities of us to a condemnation of death and they crucified him.
21) But we were hoping that he is the one about to redeem the Israel ; but also with all these things this third day, passes from which these things came about. 22) But also women some among us amazed us, having been early at the tomb, 23) and not having found the body of him they came saying also a vision of angels to have seen, who say him to live. 24) And departed some of the ones with us to the tomb, and they found so just as also the women said, but him they did not see. 25) And he said to them, O foolish ones and slow in heart to believe all which spoke the prophets. 26) No these thing necessary to suffer the Christ and to enter in the glory of him?
27) And having begun from Moses and from all the prophets explained to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28) And they approached to the village where they were going walking and he acted as though farther to travel. 29) And they urged him saying, Stay with us, because to evening it is and has declined already the day. And he entered to stay with them. 30) And it came about in the reclining he with them having taken the bread he blessed and having broken he was giving to them; 31) but of them were opened the eyes and they recognized him; and he invisible became from them. 32) And they said to one another, Not the heart of us burning in us as he was speaking to us on the road, as he was opening to us the scriptures? 33) And having arisen this the hour they returned to Jerusalem and they found having been gathered up the eleven and the ones with them, 34) saying that really was raised the Lord and he appeared to Simon. 35) And they were explaining the things on the road and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
(DH)(v.13) And then two of them, on the same day, were going into a
village being distant sixty stadia from Jerusalem, whose name [was]
Emmaus. (v.14) And they themselves were making conversation toward
one another concerning all these things that had come about. (v.15)
And it happened in their conversing with one another and in their
seeking together (discussing) [that] also Jesus himself [or: the same
Jesus?], having come near, was walking with them; (v.16) but their
eyes were restrained of not to know him [from knowing him]. (v.17)
But he said to[ward] them, "Which [are] these words, which you [two]
are exchanging [batting against?] toward one another while you are
walking about?" And they stood, [being] sad people. (v.18) But one,
by name of Cleopas, answered and said to him, "Are you [the] only
stranger in Jerusalem not even knowing the things that have happened
in it in these days?" (v.19) And he said to them, "Which things?"
Now they said to him, "The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who
was a prophet-man, mighty [able] in work [deed] and word in the
presence of God and the entire people, (v.20) and how the chief
priests and our rulers delivered him into [the] judgment of death
[pronounced the death penalty over him?] and [how] they crucified him.
(v.21) But we, [yes] we continued to hope that he himself is the one
destined [coming?] to redeem Israel; yes, but also together with all
these things, it is now the third day from when these things happened.
(v.22) But also some women from us amazed [surprised?] us, having
come early in the morning upon the tomb, (v.23) and not having found
his body, they came saying also [that] they had seen a vision of
angels, who are saying [that] he is alive. (v.24) And some of the
ones with us went away upon to tomb and found [it] in the same way
just as the women said, but him they did not see." (v.25) And/then
he himself said to them: "Oh foolish people (not-understanding-ones)
and slow-ones in [by means of] the heart to be believing in all the
things [that] the prophets spoke. (v.26) Were not these things
necessary for the Christ [Anointed One] to suffer and enter into his
glory?" (v.27) And/then, beginning from Moses and from all the
prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things
(v.28) And they drew near to the village, to which they were going,
and he himself gave the impression to go farther. (v.29) And they
[almost violently] urged him, saying, "Stay with us, because toward
evening it is and the day is already [in the process of] coming to an
end." And he entered [in order] to stay with them. (v.30) And it
happened in the reclining at the table of him with them, [that] after
taking the bread, he have thanks and, after breaking [it], he was
handing [it] to them, (v.31) then/now their eyes were opened and they
recognized him; and he himself became invisible [disappeared?] from
them. (v.32) And they said toward one another, "Was not our heart
burning [within us - see text critic. app.] as he was speaking to us
on the road [way], as he opened up to us the scriptures?"
(v.33) And having gotten up [in] the same hour, they returned into
Jerusalem and found [there] gathered together the eleven and the ones
[who were] with them, (v.34) saying, "Really, the Lord has risen, and
he appeared [N.B. the divine passive! - this is a revelation] to
Simon." (v.35) And they themselves were doing [their] exegesis with
respect to the things on the road [way] and how he was made known to
them in the breaking of the bread.
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