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John 20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Empty Tomb

20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it *was still dark, and *saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. So she *ran and *came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and *said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb. The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. And so Simon Peter also *came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he *saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 So the disciples went away again to their own homes.

11 But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; 12 and she *saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. 13 And they *said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She *said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and *saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus *said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she *said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus *said to her, “Mary!” She turned and *said to Him in [a]Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17 Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene *came, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.

Jesus among His Disciples

19 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, [b]Peace be with you.” 20 And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 So Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, their sins [c]have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called [d]Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

26 [e]After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus *came, the doors having been [f]shut, and stood in their midst and said, Peace be with you.” 27 Then He *said to Thomas, Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus *said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

Why This Gospel Was Written

30 Therefore many other [g]signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is [h]the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

Footnotes:

  1. John 20:16 I.e. Jewish Aramaic
  2. John 20:19 Lit Peace to you
  3. John 20:23 I.e. have previously been forgiven
  4. John 20:24 I.e. the Twin
  5. John 20:26 Or A week later
  6. John 20:26 Or locked
  7. John 20:30 Or attesting miracles
  8. John 20:31 I.e. the Messiah
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John 20 New International Version (NIV)

The Empty Tomb

20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Footnotes:

  1. John 20:24 Thomas (Aramaic) and Didymus (Greek) both mean twin.
  2. John 20:31 Or may continue to believe
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John 20 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Empty Tomb

20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw the stone [already] removed from the [groove across the entrance of the] tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the [a]other disciple (John), whom Jesus loved (esteemed), and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and [b]we do not know where they have laid Him!” So Peter and the other disciple left, and they were going to the tomb. And the two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and arrived at the tomb first. Stooping down and looking in, he saw the linen [c]wrappings [neatly] lying there; but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came up, following him, and went into the tomb and saw the linen wrappings [neatly] lying there; and the [burial] [d]face-cloth which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the [other] linen wrappings, but [e]rolled up in a place by itself. So the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, went in too; and he saw [the wrappings and the face-cloth] and [f]believed [without any doubt that Jesus had risen from the dead]. For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went back again to their own homes.

11 But Mary [who had returned] was standing outside the tomb sobbing; and so, as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 And they said to her, “Woman, why are you crying?” She told them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 After saying this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you crying? For whom are you looking?” Supposing that He was the gardener, she replied, “Sir, if you are the one who has carried Him away from here, tell me where you have put Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in [g]Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, [h]Do not hold Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene came, reporting to the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that He had said these things to her.

Jesus among His Disciples

19 So when it was evening on that same day, the first day of the week, though the disciples were [meeting] behind barred doors for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them, and said, [i]Peace to you.” 20 After He said this, He showed them His hands and His side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with great joy. 21 Then Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you [as My representatives].” 22 And when He said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of anyone they are forgiven [because of their faith]; if you retain the sins of anyone, they are retained [and remain unforgiven because of their unbelief].”

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve [disciples], who was called Didymus (the twin), was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples kept telling him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the marks of the nails, and put my finger into the nail prints, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe.”

26 Eight days later His disciples were again inside the house, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, though the doors had been barred, and stood among them and said, “Peace to you.” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and put out your hand and place it in My side. Do not be unbelieving, but [stop doubting and] believe.” 28 Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me].”

Purpose of Writing this Gospel

30 There are also many other signs (attesting miracles) that Jesus performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written so that you may believe [with a deep, abiding trust] that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), the Son of God; and that by believing [and trusting in and relying on Him] you may have life in His name.

Footnotes:

  1. John 20:2 See note 19:26.
  2. John 20:2 This indicates others were also present.
  3. John 20:5 Removing the burial wrappings and spices from a dead, decaying body would have been not only extremely difficult (if not impossible), but overwhelmingly nauseating. If a tomb robber had even attempted such a thing, the tomb would have been left in shambles. It would make no sense for a tomb robber to remove a dead body from the wrappings before stealing it.
  4. John 20:7 The word used here, soudarion, is taken from Latin (sudarium), where it refers to a linen handkerchief (cf Acts 19:12) or large linen napkin. This suggests something of the dimensions of the cloth, which was probably a new, unused piece of material.
  5. John 20:7 Jesus either caused the tight linen wrappings to fall from His body miraculously or His resurrected body miraculously passed through the linen wrappings, leaving them just as they were where He was lying (except for the face-cloth), unlike Lazarus who emerged from the tomb and had to be released from the wrappings. In either case, the grave wrappings would collapse on themselves on the flat surface of the slab where His body had been placed. The text also indicates that Jesus may have removed the face-cloth Himself once His hands were free, and neatly placed it apart from the other wrappings.
  6. John 20:8 John, the “other disciple,” knew immediately that no one could have fabricated the sight before him: (1) no one could have surreptitiously removed the stone covering the entrance (cf Matt 28:2), even if the guards assigned to the tomb had fallen asleep, as they were later paid to say by the chief priests (Matt 28:13); (2) removing the grave clothes from a dead body in a dark tomb in the middle of the night made no sense (cf note v 5); (3) stealing Jesus’ body would have accomplished nothing. The disciples’ reaction of disbelief when told of His resurrection implies they were neither expecting nor prepared for this miraculous event (cf Matt 28:16, 17; Mark 16:8-14; Luke 24:6-11). The actual resurrection of a living, flesh-and-bone Jesus gave the disciples the courage to begin proclaiming anew the message of salvation, and provided the strength for them to face both great personal suffering and martyrdom for their faith.
  7. John 20:16 I.e. Jewish Aramaic.
  8. John 20:17 In her joy Mary had probably reverently embraced Jesus at the knees or ankles.
  9. John 20:19 A normal Hebrew greeting.
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A ressurreição

20 E, no primeiro dia da semana, Maria Madalena foi ao sepulcro de madrugada, sendo ainda escuro, e viu a pedra tirada do sepulcro. Correu, pois, e foi a Simão Pedro e ao outro discípulo a quem Jesus amava e disse-lhes: Levaram o Senhor do sepulcro, e não sabemos onde o puseram. Então, Pedro saiu com o outro discípulo e foram ao sepulcro. E os dois corriam juntos, mas o outro discípulo correu mais apressadamente do que Pedro e chegou primeiro ao sepulcro. E, abaixando-se, viu no chão os lençóis; todavia, não entrou. Chegou, pois, Simão Pedro, que o seguia, e entrou no sepulcro, e viu no chão os lençóis e que o lenço que tinha estado sobre a sua cabeça não estava com os lençóis, mas enrolado, num lugar à parte. Então, entrou também o outro discípulo, que chegara primeiro ao sepulcro, e viu, e creu. Porque ainda não sabiam a Escritura, que diz que era necessário que ressuscitasse dos mortos. 10 Tornaram, pois, os discípulos para casa.

Jesus aparece a Maria Madalena

11 E Maria estava chorando fora, junto ao sepulcro. Estando ela, pois, chorando, abaixou-se para o sepulcro 12 e viu dois anjos vestidos de branco, assentados onde jazera o corpo de Jesus, um à cabeceira e outro aos pés. 13 E disseram-lhe eles: Mulher, por que choras? Ela lhes disse: Porque levaram o meu Senhor, e não sei onde o puseram. 14 E, tendo dito isso, voltou-se para trás e viu Jesus em pé, mas não sabia que era Jesus. 15 Disse-lhe Jesus: Mulher, por que choras? Quem buscas? Ela, cuidando que era o hortelão, disse-lhe: Senhor, se tu o levaste, dize-me onde o puseste, e eu o levarei. 16 Disse-lhe Jesus: Maria! Ela, voltando-se, disse-lhe: Raboni (que quer dizer Mestre)! 17 Disse-lhe Jesus: Não me detenhas, porque ainda não subi para meu Pai, mas vai para meus irmãos e dize-lhes que eu subo para meu Pai e vosso Pai, meu Deus e vosso Deus. 18 Maria Madalena foi e anunciou aos discípulos que vira o Senhor e que ele lhe dissera isso.

Jesus aparece aos onze. A incredulidade de Tomé

19 Chegada, pois, a tarde daquele dia, o primeiro da semana, e cerradas as portas onde os discípulos, com medo dos judeus, se tinham ajuntado, chegou Jesus, e pôs-se no meio, e disse-lhes: Paz seja convosco! 20 E, dizendo isso, mostrou-lhes as mãos e o lado. De sorte que os discípulos se alegraram, vendo o Senhor. 21 Disse-lhes, pois, Jesus outra vez: Paz seja convosco! Assim como o Pai me enviou, também eu vos envio a vós. 22 E, havendo dito isso, assoprou sobre eles e disse-lhes: Recebei o Espírito Santo. 23 Àqueles a quem perdoardes os pecados, lhes são perdoados; e, àqueles a quem os retiverdes, lhes são retidos.

24 Ora, Tomé, um dos doze, chamado Dídimo, não estava com eles quando veio Jesus. 25 Disseram-lhe, pois, os outros discípulos: Vimos o Senhor. Mas ele disse-lhes: Se eu não vir o sinal dos cravos em suas mãos, e não puser o dedo no lugar dos cravos, e não puser a minha mão no seu lado, de maneira nenhuma o crerei.

26 E, oito dias depois, estavam outra vez os seus discípulos dentro, e, com eles, Tomé. Chegou Jesus, estando as portas fechadas, e apresentou-se no meio, e disse: Paz seja convosco! 27 Depois, disse a Tomé: Põe aqui o teu dedo e vê as minhas mãos; chega a tua mão e põe-na no meu lado; não sejas incrédulo, mas crente. 28 Tomé respondeu e disse-lhe: Senhor meu, e Deus meu! 29 Disse-lhe Jesus: Porque me viste, Tomé, creste; bem-aventurados os que não viram e creram!

30 Jesus, pois, operou também, em presença de seus discípulos, muitos outros sinais, que não estão escritos neste livro. 31 Estes, porém, foram escritos para que creiais que Jesus é o Cristo, o Filho de Deus, e para que, crendo, tenhais vida em seu nome.

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A Ressurreição

20 No primeiro dia da semana, bem cedo, estando ainda escuro, Maria Madalena chegou ao sepulcro e viu que a pedra da entrada tinha sido removida. Então correu ao encontro de Simão Pedro e do outro discípulo, aquele a quem Jesus amava, e disse: “Tiraram o Senhor do sepulcro, e não sabemos onde o colocaram!”

Pedro e o outro discípulo saíram e foram para o sepulcro. Os dois corriam, mas o outro discípulo foi mais rápido que Pedro e chegou primeiro ao sepulcro. Ele se curvou e olhou para dentro, viu as faixas de linho ali, mas não entrou. A seguir, Simão Pedro, que vinha atrás dele, chegou, entrou no sepulcro e viu as faixas de linho, bem como o lenço que estivera sobre a cabeça de Jesus. Ele estava dobrado à parte, separado das faixas de linho. Depois o outro discípulo, que chegara primeiro ao sepulcro, também entrou. Ele viu e creu. (Eles ainda não haviam compreendido que, conforme a Escritura, era necessário que Jesus ressuscitasse dos mortos.)

Jesus Aparece a Maria Madalena

10 Os discípulos voltaram para casa. 11 Maria, porém, ficou à entrada do sepulcro, chorando. Enquanto chorava, curvou-se para olhar dentro do sepulcro 12 e viu dois anjos vestidos de branco, sentados onde estivera o corpo de Jesus, um à cabeceira e o outro aos pés.

13 Eles lhe perguntaram: “Mulher, por que você está chorando?”

“Levaram embora o meu Senhor”, respondeu ela, “e não sei onde o puseram”. 14 Nisso ela se voltou e viu Jesus ali, em pé, mas não o reconheceu.

15 Disse ele: “Mulher, por que está chorando? Quem você está procurando?”

Pensando que fosse o jardineiro, ela disse: “Se o senhor o levou embora, diga-me onde o colocou, e eu o levarei”.

16 Jesus lhe disse: “Maria!”

Então, voltando-se para ele, Maria exclamou em aramaico: “Rabôni!” (que significa “Mestre!”).

17 Jesus disse: “Não me segure, pois ainda não voltei para o Pai. Vá, porém, a meus irmãos e diga-lhes: Estou voltando para meu Pai e Pai de vocês, para meu Deus e Deus de vocês”.

18 Maria Madalena foi e anunciou aos discípulos: “Eu vi o Senhor!” E contou o que ele lhe dissera.

Jesus Aparece aos Discípulos

19 Ao cair da tarde daquele primeiro dia da semana, estando os discípulos reunidos a portas trancadas, por medo dos judeus, Jesus entrou, pôs-se no meio deles e disse: “Paz seja com vocês!” 20 Tendo dito isso, mostrou-lhes as mãos e o lado. Os discípulos alegraram-se quando viram o Senhor.

21 Novamente Jesus disse: “Paz seja com vocês! Assim como o Pai me enviou, eu os envio”. 22 E com isso, soprou sobre eles e disse: “Recebam o Espírito Santo. 23 Se perdoarem os pecados de alguém, estarão perdoados; se não os perdoarem, não estarão perdoados”.

Jesus Aparece a Tomé

24 Tomé, chamado Dídimo, um dos Doze, não estava com os discípulos quando Jesus apareceu. 25 Os outros discípulos lhe disseram: “Vimos o Senhor!” Mas ele lhes disse: “Se eu não vir as marcas dos pregos nas suas mãos, não colocar o meu dedo onde estavam os pregos e não puser a minha mão no seu lado, não crerei”.

26 Uma semana mais tarde, os seus discípulos estavam outra vez ali, e Tomé com eles. Apesar de estarem trancadas as portas, Jesus entrou, pôs-se no meio deles e disse: “Paz seja com vocês!” 27 E Jesus disse a Tomé: “Coloque o seu dedo aqui; veja as minhas mãos. Estenda a mão e coloque-a no meu lado. Pare de duvidar e creia”.

28 Disse-lhe Tomé: “Senhor meu e Deus meu!”

29 Então Jesus lhe disse: “Porque me viu, você creu? Felizes os que não viram e creram”.

30 Jesus realizou na presença dos seus discípulos muitos outros sinais miraculosos, que não estão registrados neste livro. 31 Mas estes foram escritos para que vocês creiam[a] que Jesus é o Cristo, o Filho de Deus e, crendo, tenham vida em seu nome.

Footnotes:

  1. 20.31 Alguns manuscritos dizem continuem a crer.
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