Loading…
New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

John 20:1

Embed This Verse

Add this verse to your website by copying the code below. Customize

The Empty Tomb

1 aNow on the first day of the week bMary Magdalene * came early to the tomb, while it * was still dark, and * saw cthe stone already taken away from the tomb.

Read More


a
b
*

A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.

c