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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

John 20:1–20

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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.

2 So she * ran and * came to Simon Peter and to the other adisciple whom Jesus loved, and * said to them, “bThey have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

3 aSo Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb.

4 The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;

5 and astooping and looking in, he * saw the blinen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.

6 And so Simon Peter also * came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he * saw the linen wrappings lying there,

7 and athe face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the blinen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.

8 So the other disciple who ahad first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.

9 For as yet athey did not understand the Scripture, bthat He must rise again from the dead.

10 So the disciples went away again ato their own homes.

11 aBut Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she bstooped and looked into the tomb;

12 and she * saw atwo angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.

13 And they * said to her, “aWoman, why are you weeping?” She * said to them, “Because bthey have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

14 When she had said this, she turned around and * asaw Jesus standing there, and bdid not know that it was Jesus.

15 Jesus * said to her, aWoman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she * said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

16 Jesus * said to her, “Mary!” She turned and * said to Him ain 1Hebrew, “bRabboni!” (which means, Teacher).

17 Jesus * said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to aMy brethren and say to them, ‘I bascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’ ”

18 aMary Magdalene * came, bannouncing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.

Jesus among His Disciples

19 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for afear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and * said to them, 1bPeace be with you.”

20 And when He had said this, aHe showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then brejoiced when they saw the Lord.

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I.e. Jewish Aramaic

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Lit Peace to you

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