(LUKE #44 - 24:33-53)
2. 24:33-35 THE ELEVEN EXCHANGE NEWS WITH THE EMMAUS' TWO
a. 24:33-34 - CHRIST'S RESURRECTION
kai a-naSTANtes auTE teHOra, huPEstre-psan eis Ie-rou-saLEM,
And they rose up that very hour, andreturned to Jerusalem,
kai HEUron eth-roisMEnous tous ENde-ka, kai tous sun auTOIS,
and found the eleven collected together, and those with them,
LEgon-tas [HOti], ONtos eGERtheho KUri-os, kai OPHtheSImo-ni.
34saying [that], The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon.
b. 24:35 THE REPORT FROM THE TWO OF EMMAUS
kai auTOI e-xeGOUNto ta en te hoDO,
And THEY rehearsed the happeningson the way,
kai hos egNOStheauTOIS en te KLAsei tou ARtou.
and how he was known of them in the breaking of the bread.
3. 24:36-43 JESUS APPEARS TO THE ELEVEN AND EATS
a. 24:36 And as they spoke these thingshe himself stood in their midst, and says unto them, Peace to you.
TAUta de auTON laLOUNton, auTOS ESteen MEsoauTON, kai LEgei auTOIS, EiREnehuMIN.
b. 24:37 But they, terrified and becoming frightened, supposed they beheld a spirit.
pto-eTHENtes de kai EMpho-boi geNOme-noi, eDOkoun PNEUma the-oREIN.
c. 24:38 And he said to them, Why are you troubled? and why do questionings arise in your :heart?
kai EIpen auTOIS, Ti te-ta-ragMEnoi esTE? kai diA ti di-a-lo-gisMOI a-naBAInou-sin en tokarDIa huMON?
d. 24:39 JESUS PROVES HIS RESURRECTION BODY
Ide-te tas CHEI-RAS mou kai tous POdas mou, HOti eGO ei-mi auTOS: pse-laPHEsaTE me, kai Ide-te;
See my :hands and my :feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see;
HOti PNEUma SARka kai oSTEa  ouk Echei, kaTHOS eME the-oREIte Echon-ta.
because a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me having.
e. 24:40 And when he had said this, he showed them his:hands and :feet.
kai TOUto eiPON, Edei-xen auTOIS tas CHEIras kai tous POdas.
f. 25:41 HE FURTHER ALLAYS THEIR FEARS BY EATING
Eti de a-piSTOUNton auTON aPO tes chaRAS, kai thau-maZONton ,
And while they still disbelieved for :joy, and wondered,
EIpen auTOIS, EcheTE ti BROsi-mon  enTHAde?
he said to them, Do you have anything to eat?
g. 24:42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish.
hoi de ePEdo-kan auTOichTHUos opTOU MEros.
h. 24:43 And he took it, andate before them. kai laBON, eNOpi-on auTON Epha-gen.
4. 24:44-49 THE GOSPEL COMMISSION AND EMPOWERMENT
a. 24:44 THE NECESSITY OF FULFILLING SCRIPTURE
EIpen de pros auTOUS, HOUtoi hoi LOgoi mou hous eLAle-sa pros huMAS, Eti on sun huMIN,
And he said unto them, These aremy :words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you,
HOti dei ple-roTHEnai PANta ta ge-gramMEna en to NOmo Mo-uSEos,
that all the thingswritten in the law of Moses,
kai tois proPHEtais, kai PsalMOIS, peRI eMOU.
and the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning me must be fulfilled.
b. 24:45-47 THE GOSPEL FIRST TO BE PREACHED AT JERUSALEM
TOte diEnoi-xen  auTON ton noun tou su-niEnai [4920 tas graPHAS :
Then he opened their :mind to understand the scriptures:
kai EIpen auTOIS [HOti], HOUtos GEgrap-tai, paTHEIN  ton ChrisTON,
46and he said to them [that], Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer,
kai a-naSTEnai ek neKRON te TRIte heMEra;
and rise from thedead the third day;
kai ke-ruchTHEnai  ePI to oNOma-ti auTOU meTAnoi-an eis Aphe-sin 
47and that repentance unto remission of sins be preached
ha-mar-tiON eis PANta ta ETHne, arXAme-noi aPO Ie-rou-saLEM.
in his :name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
c. 24:48 You are witnesses of these things. huMEIS MARtu-res TOUton.
d. 24:49 JESUS PROMISES THE HOLY SPIRIT
kai iDOU, eGO e-xa-poSTELlo  ten e-pag-geLIan  tou paTROS mou eph' huMAS:
And lo, I send forth the promise of my :Father upon you:
HUmeis de kaTHIsa-te en te POlei, HEos hou enDUses-the  ex HUpsous  DUna-min.
but tarry YOU in the city, until you be clothed with power from on high.
J. 24:50-53 ASCENSION OF JESUS AND RETURN OF DISCIPLES
a. 24:50 And he led them out until over against Bethany: and he lifted up his :hands, andblessed them.
E-XEga-gen de auTOUS HEos pros BethaNIan: kai ePAras tas CHEIras auTOU, euLOge-sen auTOUS.
b. 24:51 And it came to pass, while he :blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into :heaven.
Kai eGEne-to, en toeu-loGEIN auTON auTOUS, diEsteap' auTON, kai a-nePHEre-to eis ton ou-raNON.
c. 24:52-53 THE JOYOUS AFTERMATH
kai auTOI pro-skuNEsan-tes  auTON, huPEstre-psan eis Ie-rou-saLEM MEta chaRAS meGAles:
And THEY worshipped him, andreturned to Jerusalem with great joy:
kai Esan diA panTOS en to hi-eRO, eu-loGOUNtes  ton TheON.
53and were continually in the temple, blessing :God.
NOTE: (2010-12-31) - 24:33-35 - Can you imagine the excitement as these two groups caught up with one another their news? Peter had by now seen Jesus. He appeared to his denying disciple first - to restore him to faith after his terrible lapse. In the Gospel of John - just as Peter denied Him thrice, He asked Peter if he truly loved Him. The first two questions - no problem. It was the third time, when instead of asking if he had aGApelove for His Lord - He asked Peter, who had answered His first two questions by averring that he was Jesus' friend (phiLE). Now the third time Jesus came down to Peter's level, and asked - Are you even my friend (phiLE)? This cut Peter to the deep and the quick. He aggrievedly answered - Lord I may not be at the level where I can love you with aGApelove - but - truly - I amyour friend (phiLE).
Jesus knows how to restore us in private - and how to really make us see our true state, even if it hurts supremely.
24:36-43 - Now Jesus appears to all of His disciples at once, and by His Resurrection appearance causes a deep fright to them. He allays their fears by eating in front of them. We willall eat in heaven with Jesus in resurrection bodies like His. This is a surprise to many. Do angels eat? Apparently they do! The two angels with the Lord who visited Abraham before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah - ate with the Lord when Abraham offered them hospitality. Then there is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in heaven yet to come! And Israel in the wilderness for 40 years ate Manna - angel's food!
24:44-49 - is the Great Commission in Luke's words. It complements what Matthew and Mark have written. It is important to note 24:49 at this point. They were to tarry in Jerusalem for the promise of the Father - the Gift
(do-reA) of the Holy Spirit - who would come exactly on the Day of Pentecost! All of God's timings and appointments are important to note. This exact fulfillment was probably a surprise at the time to the apostles and the 120 - for Jesus did not specify how long they were to tarry. Since that special Day of Pentecost following Jesus' Ascension - it is not necessary to tarry for the Promise of the Father. As soon as believers follow the Peter-Package of Acts 2:38, immediately with the laying of of hands the Gift can be received. See Acts 8, Acts 9, Acts 10, And Acts 19:1-6 - and we see that the apostolic practice was to baptize immediately following conversion through repentance and faith, and laying on of hands for the Holy Spirit. The laying on of hands did not take place in Acts 10 with Gentile believers, because Peter and his Jewish friends had at that time no idea that God would receive Gentiles into His Kingdom just like Jews! So God had to give His promise of the Spirit to these Roman Gentile believers preceding baptism! And then Peter was called on the carpet by the other apostles of Jerusalem when they heard that he entered a Gentile home, and baptized the converts after God gave the the Holy Spirit - just as He did the Jews at the beginning in Acts 2.
At this point - to do a Greek Word Study on the gift of the Spirit - “Do-reA” in Acts 2:38 - will be most rewarding and instructive. It appears but 11 times in the NT, and each time refers to the Promise of the Father, the Giftof the Holy Spirit - which Jesus promised in John 13-17.
It is the DUna-min of Luke 24:49, that Jesus said would prepare the 12 and all believers, to minister with “signs following.”
24:50-53 - The Ascension of Jesus is extremely important to note in connection with leading events in His life: His Incarnation through Virgin Birth; His Bar Mitzvah at 12; His baptism at 30; The Holy Spirit as a dove following baptism; His testing by Satan in the wilderness; His return to civilization in power following this testing; His Transfiguration; His Death, Resurrection, Ascension, and Giving of the Holy Spirit - all these point out critical times in the life of our Lord. We await now His soon return!
For me - this day and this last half of Luke 24, completes the rough draft of the 260 chapters of the Interlinear Greek NT - God's Bible Numeric NT. Please join with me in prayer for its proof-reading and printing in 2011. J.A.W.