John 20

The first day of the week, Mary, the Magdalene, went early to the sepulcher, while it was yet dark; and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. Then she came running to Simon Peter, and to that other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, They have taken the Master out of the sepulcher; and we know not where they have laid him. Immediately Peter went out, and the other disciple, to go to the sepulcher; and both ran together, but the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the sepulcher; and stooping down, he saw the linen rollers lying, but went not in. Then came Simon Peter, who followed him, and went into the sepulcher, where he observed the rollers lying; and the handkerchief which had been wrapped about his head, not laid beside them, but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who came first to the sepulcher, entered also; and he saw, and believed the report . For, as yet, they did not understand from the scriptures, that he was to rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their companions.

11 But Mary stood without, near the sepulcher, weeping. As she wept, stooping down to look into the sepulcher, 12 she saw two angles in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head, the other at the feet. 13 And they said to her, Woman, why do you weep? She answered, Because they have taken away my Master, and I know not where they have laid him. 14 Having said this, she turned about, and saw Jesus standing, but knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus aid to her, Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek? She, supposing him to be the gardener, answered, Sir, if you have conveyed him hence, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away. 16 Jesus said to her, Mary. She, turning, said to him, Rabboni; that is, Teacher. 17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God. 18 Mary, the Magdalene, went and informed the disciples, that she had seen the Master, and that he had spoken these things to her.

19 In the evening of that day, the first of the week, Jesus came where the disciples were convened, (the doors having been shut, for the fear of the Jews,) and stood in the midst, and said to them, Peace be to you. 20 Having said this, he showed them his hand and his side. The disciples, therefore, rejoiced when they saw it was their Master. 21 Jesus said again to them, Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, so do I send you. 22 After these words, he breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 Whose sins soever you remit, are remitted to them; and whose sins soever you retain, are retained. 24 Now, Thomas, that is, Didymus, one of the twelve, was not with them, when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples, therefore, said to him, We have seen the Master. But he answered, Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger to the print of the nails, and my hand to his side, I will not believe.

26 Eight days after, the disciples being again in the house, and Thomas with them, Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in the midst and said, Peace be to you. 27 Then turning to Thomas, Reach hither your finger, he said, and look at my hands; reach also your hand, and feel my side; and be not incredulous, but believe. 28 Thomas answered, My Lord, and my God! 29 Jesus replied, Because you see me, you believe; happy they, who, having never seen, shall nevertheless believe. 30 Many other miracles Jesus likewise performed in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are recorded, that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God; and, that believing, you may have life through his name.

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