John 20
King James 2000

The Resurrection of Jesus

1The first day of the week came Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher, and saw the stone taken away from the sepulcher.

2Then she ran, and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulcher, and we know not where they have laid him.

3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulcher.

4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulcher.

5And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet went he not in.

6Then came Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulcher, and saw the linen cloths lying,

7And the cloth, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

8Then went in also that other disciple, who came first to the sepulcher, and he saw, and believed.

9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

10Then the disciples went away again unto their own home

11But Mary stood outside at the sepulcher weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulcher,

12And saw two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

13And they said unto her, Woman, why weep you? She said unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

14And when she had thus spoke, she turned back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

15Jesus said unto her, Woman, why do you weep? whom do you seek? She, supposing him to be the gardener, said unto him, Sir, if you have borne him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.

16Jesus said unto her, Mary. She turned, and said unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Teacher.

17Jesus 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.

18Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

19Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and said unto them, Peace be unto you.

20And when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father has sent me, even so send I you.

22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive you the Holy Spirit:

23Whosoever's sins you remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever's sins you retain, they are retained.

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

25The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26And after eight days again his disciples were inside, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

27Then said he to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and behold my hands; and reach here your hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

29Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

The Purpose of John's Writing

30And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

31But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through his name.

John 19
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