John 20:1–20

The Empty Tomb

20 On m the first day of the week n * Mary Magdalene o came to the tomb p early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone q had been removed r from the tomb. So she ran to Simon Peter s and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, t and we don’t know where they have put Him!”

At that, Peter and the other disciple went out, heading for the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and got to the tomb first. Stooping down, he saw the linen cloths u lying there, yet he did not go in. Then, following him, Simon Peter came also. He entered the tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there. The wrapping v that had been on His head was not lying with the linen cloths w but was folded up in a separate place by itself. The other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, then entered the tomb, saw, and believed. For they still did not understand the Scripture x that He must rise y from the dead. z 10 Then the disciples went home again.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

11 But a Mary stood outside facing the tomb, b crying. As she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 She saw two angels c in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet, where Jesus’ body d had been lying. 13 They said to her, “* Woman, why are you crying?”

“Because they’ve taken away my Lord,” e she told them, “and I don’t know where they’ve put Him.” 14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not know it was Jesus. f

15 Woman,” Jesus said to her, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Supposing He was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you’ve removed Him, tell me where you’ve put Him, and I will take Him away.”

16Jesus said, Mary.”

Turning around, she said to Him in * Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” g—which means “Teacher.” h

17 Don’t cling to Me,” Jesus told her, for I have not yet ascended i to the Father. j But go to My brothers k and tell them that I am ascending to My Father l and your Fatherto My God m and your God.”

18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” n And she told them what o He had said to her.

The Disciples Commissioned

19 In the evening of that first day of the week, p the disciples were gathered together with the doors locked because of their fear of the * Jews. Then Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, Peace to you!” q

20 Having said this, He showed them His hands and His side. r So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

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