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16 “Mary,” Jesus interrupted her.

Turning to face him, she said, “Rabboni!” (Aramaic for “my teacher”)

17 Jesus cautioned her, “Mary, don’t hold on to me now, for I haven’t yet ascended to God, my Father. And he’s not only my Father and God, but now he’s your Father and your God! Now go to my brothers[a] and tell them what I’ve told you, that I am ascending to my Father—and your Father, to my God—and your God!”

18 Then Mary Magdalene left to inform the disciples of her encounter with Jesus. “I have seen the Lord!” she told them. And she gave them his message.

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Footnotes

  1. John 20:17 This is the first time in John’s Gospel that Jesus calls his disciples “brothers.” See Heb. 2:10-12.

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