Matthew 28

At the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came down to see the sepulcher, when lo! There had been a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord had come down from heaven, and gone and rolled away the stone, and was sitting upon it. His appearance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. The guards trembled for fear of him, and became like dead men. But to the women the angel said. "You need have no fear, for I know that you are seeking Jesus, the Crucified One. He is not here; for he is risen, even as he said. Come, see the place where the Master was lying! And go quickly and tell his disciples. ‘He is risen from the dead; he goes before you into Galilee; you will see him there.’ Remember, I have told you." On this they ran quickly from the sepulcher, in fear and great joy, to tell the news to his disciples. And behold! Jesus himself met them, saying, "All hail!" And they went up to him and clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them. "Fear not! Go tell my brothers to depart into Galilee, and they will see men there."

11 Now while they were on their way, some of the guard went into the city and told the high priest all that had happened. 12 And when they had met with the elders and conferred together, they heavily bribed the soldiers and told them to say, 13 "His disciples came by night and stole him away, while we were asleep." 14 "If this should reach the Governor’s ears," they said, "we will satisfy him and screen you from punishment." 15 So the soldiers took the money, and did as they were told; and this story has been noised abroad among the Jews, and continues to this day.

16 But the eleven disciples went away to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came forward to them and spoke to them, saying. "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; 20 teaching them to observe every command which I have given you. and lo! I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."

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