John 20

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, while it was yet dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and discovered that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she came running to Simon Peter and that other disciple whom Jesus loved, saying, "They have taken the Master out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him!" So Peter and the other disciples set out at once to go to the tomb. They both began to run; and the other disciple ran faster than Peter, and came first to the tomb. Stooping down he glanced in and saw the linen wrapping lying on the ground; but he did not go in. Then Peter also came following him, and he went inside the tomb; and he gazed at the linen wrapping as they lay, and the napkin which had been about his head not lying with the wrappings, but rolled up in it’s own place. Then the other disciple also who arrived first at the tomb went inside, and he perceived and believed. For not yet had they understood the Scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went back again to their home.

11 Meanwhile, outside, Mary stood sobbing near the tomb. Still sobbing she stooped and looked into the tomb, 12 and gazed at two angels in glistening white sitting, one at the head the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She answered, "Because they have taken away my Master, and I do not know where they have laid him." 14 When she had said this she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her. "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ She, supposing that he was the gardener, said to him, "Sir, if you have borne him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him away, myself." 16 "Mary," said Jesus. She turned to him. "Rabboni!" she cried in Hebrew. That is to say, "Teacher." 17 "Do not cling to me," said Jesus, "for I am not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, "‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’" 18 Away went Mary Magdalene to the disciples with the tidings, "I have seen the Master!" and that he said these things to her.

19 On the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, although the doors of the room where the disciples gathered had been locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came, and there he stood among them, saying. "Peace to you!" 20 As he said this he showed them his hands and his side. Then were the disciple glad, when they saw the Lord. 21 Then Jesus said to them again. "Peace to you. As my Father has sent me forth, I also now am sending you." 22 When he had said this he breathed upon them and said. 23 "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you remit any one’s sins, they are remitted; if you retain them they are retained." 24 But Thomas, one of the Twelve, who was called "The Twin." was not with them when Jesus came. 25 Accordingly the other disciples kept telling him, "We have seen the Lord." But he told them, "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and thrust my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe it."

26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood there among and said. "Peace to you!" 27 Then to Thomas he said. "Place your finger here, and see my hands; and place your hand here, and thrust it into my side, and become not unbelieving, but believing." 28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" 29 "Because you have seen me, Thomas, you have believed," Jesus told him. "Blessed are those who, without seeing, yet believed." 30 There were then many other signs which Jesus performed in the presence of his disciples, which have not been written in this book; 31 but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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