(Psalm 16:1-11; Psalm 49:1-20; Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12)
1Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene comes to the tomb early, it being still dark, and she sees the stone having been removed from the tomb.
2So she runs and comes to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and she says to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”
3Therefore Peter and the other disciple went forth and were coming to the tomb.
4Now the two were running together, and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first.
5And having stooped down, he sees the linen cloths lying there; but he did not enter.
6Then Simon Peter also comes, following him, and he entered into the tomb and sees the linen cloths lying there,
7and the soudarion that was upon His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but having been folded up in a place by itself.
8So then the other disciple, the one having come to the tomb first, also entered; and he saw and believed.
9For not yet did they understand the Scripture that it behooves Him to rise out from the dead.
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
10Therefore the disciples went away again to their homes.
11But Mary stood outside at the tomb weeping. Then as she was weeping, she stooped down into the tomb,
12and she sees two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13And they say to her, “Woman, why do you weep?”
She says to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”
14Having said these things, she turned back around, and she sees Jesus standing there, and she had not known that it is Jesus.
15Jesus says to her, “Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek?”
Thinking that it is the gardener, she says to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him off, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”
16Jesus says to her, “Mary.”
Having turned around, she says to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni,” that is to say, “Teacher.”
17Jesus says to her, “Do not touch Me, for not yet have I ascended to the Father. Now go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”
18Mary Magdalene comes bringing word to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
(Luke 24:36-43; 1 John 1:1-4)
19Therefore it being evening the same day, the first of the week, and the doors where the disciples were having been shut through the fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and He says to them, “Peace to you.”
20And having said this, He showed them both His hands and His side.
Then the disciples rejoiced, having seen the Lord.
21Therefore Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you. As the Father has sent Me forth, I also send you.”
22And having said this, He breathed on them and He says to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
23If you might forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you might retain any, they are retained.”
Jesus Appears to Thomas
24But Thomas, one of the Twelve, the one called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
25So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the mark of the nails, and put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hands into His side, I will never believe.”
26And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them, the doors having been shut. Jesus comes, and He stood in the midst and said, “Peace to you.”
27Then He says to Thomas, “Bring your finger here, and see My hands; and bring your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing.”
28Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
29Jesus says to him, “Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those not having seen, yet having believed.”
The Purpose of John's Book
30So indeed Jesus also did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book.
31But these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you may have life in His name.