Jesus Appears First to Mary Magdalene
Interwoven Gospels

And Jesus, when He was risen, early on the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. Now Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping. So, as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the tomb; and she beholdeth two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say to her, "Woman, why weepest thou?" She saith to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him." When she had said this, she turned back, and beholdeth Jesus standing by, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith to her, "Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?" She, thinking that He is the gardener, saith to Him, "Sir, if thou didst bear Him hence, tell me where thou didst lay Him, and I will take Him away."

Jesus saith to her, "Mary!" Turning around, she saith to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" which is to say, Teacher! Jesus saith to her, "Cling not to Me; 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 My God and your God." Mary the Magdalene went and told those who had been with Him, as they were moaning and weeping, "I have seen the Lord"; and that He said these things to her. But they, when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, would not believe.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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