Matthew 28

The Resurrection

1 aNow after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and bthe other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for can angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 dHis appearance was like lightning, and ehis clothing white as snow. 4And for fear of him the guards trembled and fbecame 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, gas 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, ihe is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8So they departed quickly from the tomb jwith fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9And behold, Jesus kmet them and said, Greetings!” And they came up and ltook hold of his feet and mworshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; ngo and tell omy brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

The Report of the Guard

11While they were going, behold, some of pthe 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, qHis disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14And if this comes to rthe governor’s ears, we will ssatisfy 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 tto this day.

The Great Commission

16Now the eleven disciples uwent to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17And when they saw him they vworshiped him, but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, wAll authority xin heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 yGo therefore and zmake disciples of aaall nations, abbaptizing them acin
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aethe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20teaching them afto observe all that agI have commanded you. And behold, ahI am with you always, to aithe end of the age.”

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