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20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalenef went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.g 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved,h and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”i
3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.j 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent over and looked ink at the strips of linenl lying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head.m The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first,n also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scriptureo that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)p 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.
11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tombq 12 and saw two angels in white,r seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”s
15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?w Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders,d Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peacee be with you!”f 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.g The disciples were overjoyedh when they saw the Lord.
21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you!i As the Father has sent me,j I am sending you.”k 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.l 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”m
26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peaceq be with you!”r 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”s
30 Jesus performed many other signsv in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.w 31 But these are written that you may believeb x that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God,y and that by believing you may have life in his name.z
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