Matthew 281 Sabbath being over, and the first day of the week beginning to dawn, Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary, went to visit the sepulcher. 2 Now there had been a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord had descended from heaven, who, having rolled the stone from the entrance, sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his apparel white as snow. 4 Seeing him, the guards quaked with terror, and became as dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, Fear not; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he is risen, as he foretold. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, say to his disciples, He is risen from the dead; behold he goes before you to Galilee, where you shall see him. Take notice: I have told you. 8 Instantly they went from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to inform his disciples. 9 When they were gone, Jesus himself met them, saying, Rejoice. Upon which they prostrated themselves before him, and embraced his feet. 10 Then Jesus said to them, Be not afraid: go, tell my brethren to repair to Galilee, and there they shall see me. 11 They were no sooner gone, than some of the guard went into the city, and informed the chief priests of all that had happened. 12 These, after meeting and consulting with the elders, gave a large sum to the soldiers, 13 with this injunction: Say, his disciples came by night, and stole him while we were asleep. 14 And if this come to the procurator's ears, we will appease him, and indemnify you. 15 So they took the money, and acted agreeably with to their instructions. Accordingly this report is current among the Jews to this day. 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain, whither Jesus had appointed them to repair. 17 When they saw him, they threw themselves prostrate before him; yet some doubted. 18 Jesus came near, and said to them, All authority is given to me in heaven and upon the earth; 19 go, convert all the nations, immersing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; 20 teaching them to observe all the things which I have commanded you: and behold, I am with you always, even to the conclusion of this state.
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