John 20:17
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New International Version
Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

New Living Translation
"Don't cling to me," Jesus said, "for I haven't yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

English Standard Version
Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

Berean Study Bible
"Do not cling to Me," Jesus said, "For I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go and tell My brothers, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.'"

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus 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.'"

New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'"

King James Bible
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Don't cling to Me," Jesus told her, "for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and tell them that I am ascending to My Father and your Father--to My God and your God."

International Standard Version
Jesus told her, "Don't hold on to me, because I haven't yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, 'I'm ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

NET Bible
Jesus replied, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to her. “Don't cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to join my Father, and go join my brothers and say to them that I ascend to join my Father and your Father, my God, and your God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told her, "Don't hold on to me. I have not yet gone to the Father. But go to my brothers and sisters and tell them, 'I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

New American Standard 1977
Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren, and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus said unto her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

American King James Version
Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

American Standard Version
Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus saith to her: Do not touch me, for I am not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brethren, and say to them: I ascend to my Father and to your Father, to my God and your God.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus says to her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and [to] my God and your God.

English Revised Version
Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus saith to her, Touch me not: for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.

Weymouth New Testament
"Do not cling to me," said Jesus, "for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But take this message to my brethren: 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

World English Bible
Jesus said to her, "Don't hold me, for I haven't yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers, and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus saith to her, 'Be not touching me, for I have not yet ascended unto my Father; and be going on to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and to your God.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:11-18 We are likely to seek and find, when we seek with affection, and seek in tears. But many believers complain of the clouds and darkness they are under, which are methods of grace for humbling their souls, mortifying their sins, and endearing Christ to them. A sight of angels and their smiles, will not suffice, without a sight of Jesus, and God's smiles in him. None know, but those who have tasted it, the sorrows of a deserted soul, which has had comfortable evidences of the love of God in Christ, and hopes of heaven, but has now lost them, and walks in darkness; such a wounded spirit who can bear? Christ, in manifesting himself to those that seek him, often outdoes their expectations. See how Mary's heart was in earnest to find Jesus. Christ's way of making himself known to his people is by his word; his word applied to their souls, speaking to them in particular. It might be read, Is it my Master? See with what pleasure those who love Jesus speak of his authority over them. He forbids her to expect that his bodily presence look further, than the present state of things. Observe the relation to God, from union with Christ. We, partaking of a Divine nature, Christ's Father is our Father; and he, partaking of the human nature, our God is his God. Christ's ascension into heaven, there to plead for us, is likewise an unspeakable comfort. Let them not think this earth is to be their home and rest; their eye and aim, and earnest desires, must be upon another world, and this ever upon their hearts, I ascend, therefore I must seek the things which are above. And let those who know the word of Christ, endeavour that others should get good from their knowledge.
Study Bible
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
16Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to Him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17“Do not cling to Me, Jesus said, “For I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go and tell My brothers, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.’” 18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them what He had said to her.…
Cross References
Matthew 28:10
"Do not be afraid," said Jesus. "Go, tell My brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see Me."

Mark 12:26
And regarding the dead rising, have you not read about the burning bush in the book of Moses, how God told him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?

Mark 16:19
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

John 7:33
So Jesus said, "I am with you only a little while longer, and then I am going to the One who sent Me.

Ephesians 1:17
and asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him.

Hebrews 2:11
For both the One who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are of the same family. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Touch. Or rather, 'embrace me not,' or, 'cling not to me,' [me mou hapsomai,] 'Spend no more time with me now in joyful gratulations: for I am not yet immediately going to ascend to my Father; you will have several opportunities of seeing me again; but go and tell my disciples that I shall depart to my Father and your Father.'

John 20:27 Then said he to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and behold my hands; …

2 Kings 4:29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins, and take my staff in …

2 Kings 7:9 Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day …

Matthew 28:7,9 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the …

Luke 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor money, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.

my brethren.

Psalm 22:22 I will declare your name to my brothers: in the middle of the congregation …

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the …

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

Matthew 28:10 Then said Jesus to them, Be not afraid: go tell my brothers that …

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

Hebrews 2:11-13 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of …

I ascend.

John 13:1,3 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour …

John 14:2,6,28 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would …

John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, …

John 17:5,11,25 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory …

Psalm 68:18 You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive: you have …

Psalm 89:26 He shall cry to me, You are my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

Luke 24:49-51 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father on you: but tarry you …

Ephesians 1:17-23 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…

Ephesians 4:8-10 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, …

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

your Father.

John 1:12,13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the …

Romans 8:14-17 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God…

2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, …

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:6,7 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son …

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, …

your God.

Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Psalm 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, …

Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even to death.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Jeremiah 32:38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

Ezekiel 36:28 And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and …

Ezekiel 37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yes, I will be their God, …

Zechariah 13:7-9 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel …

Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: why God …

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle …

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