Matthew 28

The Resurrection

1 a  Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and b  the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for c  an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 d  His appearance was like lightning, and e  his clothing white as snow. 4And for fear of him the guards trembled and f  became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here, for he has risen, g  as he said. Come, see the place where he
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7Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold i  he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8So they departed quickly from the tomb j  with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9And behold, Jesus k  met them and said, Greetings!” And they came up and l  took hold of his feet and m  worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; n  go and tell o  my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

The Report of the Guard

11While they were going, behold, some of p  the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. 12And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers 13and said, “Tell people, q  His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14And if this comes to r  the governor’s ears, we will s  satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews t  to this day.

The Great Commission

16Now the eleven disciples u  went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17And when they saw him they v  worshiped him, but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, w  All authority x  in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 y  Go therefore and z  make disciples of aa  all nations ab  baptizing them ac  in
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ae  the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20teaching them af  to observe all that ag  I have commanded you. And behold ah  I am with you always, to ai  the end of the age.”

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