John 20

The Resurrection

1 aNow on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that bthe stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, cthe one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and dwe do not know where they have laid him.” 3 eSo Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. 4Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5And stooping to look in, he saw fthe linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, 7and gthe face cloth, which had been on Jesus
Greek his
head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.
8Then the other disciple, iwho had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9for as yet jthey did not understand the Scripture, kthat he must rise from the dead. 10Then the disciples went back to their homes.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12And lshe saw mtwo angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13They said to her, nWoman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, o“They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14Having said this, she turned around and psaw Jesus standing, qbut she did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, rWoman, why are you weeping? sWhom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be tthe gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16Jesus said to her, Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic,
Or Hebrew
vRabboni!” (which means Teacher).
17Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to wmy brothers and say to them, x‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to ymy God and your God.’” 18Mary Magdalene zwent and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

19 aaOn the evening abof that day, the first day of the week, acthe doors being locked where the disciples were adfor fear of the Jews,
Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time
Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, afPeace be with you.”
20When he had said this, aghe showed them his hands and his side. Then ahthe disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you. As aithe Father has sent me, ajeven so I am sending you.” 22And when he had said this, he akbreathed on them and said to them, alReceive the Holy Spirit. 23 amIf you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Jesus and Thomas

24Now anThomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin,
Greek Didymus
was not with them when Jesus came.
25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, apUnless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

26Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. aqAlthough the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, arPeace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, asPut your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, atMy Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? auBlessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of This Book

30 avNow Jesus did many other signs awin the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 axbut these are written so that you may aybelieve that Jesus is the Christ, azthe Son of God, and that by believing bayou may have life bbin his name.

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