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The Empty Tomb

Mark 16:1–8; Luke 24:1–11

28 Now aafter the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene band the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for can angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone 1from the door, and sat on it. dHis countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like edead men.

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, fas He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed gHe is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.


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