awActs 7:55, 56; Rom. 8:34; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3; 8:1; 10:12; 12:2; 1 Pet. 3:22; Rev. 3:21; See Matt. 22:44; Acts 2:33
The Resurrection1 a , b When the Sabbath was past c Mary Magdalene d Mary the mother of James, and e Salome f bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away g the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back— h it was very large. 5And i entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side j dressed in k a white robe, and l they were alarmed. 6And he said to them m “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that n he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him o just as he told you.” 8And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
[Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9–20.] ▼▼Some manuscripts end the book with 16:8; others include verses 9–20 immediately after verse 8. At least one manuscript inserts additional material after verse 14; some manuscripts include after verse 8 the following: But they reported briefly to Peter and those with him all that they had been told. And after this, Jesus himself sent out by means of them, from east to west, the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation. These manuscripts then continue with verses 9–20
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene9[[Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, q he appeared first to r Mary Magdalene, s from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10 t She went and told those who had been with him u as they v mourned and wept. 11But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they w would not believe it.
Jesus Appears to Two Disciples12 x After these things y he appeared in z another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. 13 aa And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.
The Great Commission14Afterward ab he appeared ac to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their ad unbelief and ae hardness of heart, because af they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. 15And he said to them, ag “Go into all the world and ah proclaim the gospel to ai the whole creation. 16 aj Whoever believes and is ak baptized al will be saved, but am whoever an does not believe will be condemned. 17And ao these signs will accompany those who believe: ap in my name they will cast out demons; aq they will speak in new tongues; 18 ar they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; as they will lay their hands at on the sick, and they will recover.” 19So then the Lord Jesus, au after he had spoken to them av was taken up into heaven and aw sat down at the right hand of God. 20And they went out and preached everywhere, while ax the Lord worked with them and confirmed ay the message az by accompanying signs.]]
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