John 20
King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulcher. 2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith 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 clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulcher, and seeth the linen clothes lying there {lie}, 7And the cloth {napkin}, 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. 10Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

11But Mary stood outside of {without at} the sepulcher weeping; and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulcher, 12And seeth 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 say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him. 14And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou? She, supposing Him to be the gardener, saith unto Him, Sir, if Thou have borne Him from here {hence}, tell me where Thou hast laid Him, and I will take Him away. 16Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto Him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 17Jesus 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. 18Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things unto her.

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 saith 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 hath sent Me, even so send I you. 22And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit; 23Whosoever's sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained. 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 {within}, and Thomas with them; then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27Then saith He to Thomas, Reach here {hither} thy finger, and behold My hands; and reach here {hither} thy 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 saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

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 ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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