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The Resurrection of Jesus

28 After the Sabbath ended, at the first light of dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary[a] went to take a look at the tomb. 2–4 Suddenly, the earth shook violently beneath their feet as the angel of the Lord Jehovah[b] descended from heaven. Lightning flashed around him and his robe was dazzling white! The guards were stunned and terrified—lying motionless like dead men. Then the angel walked up to the tomb, rolled away the stone, and sat on top of it!

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  1. Matthew 28:1 This was Mary, the mother of Jacob and Joseph. See Mark 16:1; Luke 24:10.
  2. Matthew 28:2 Or “the angel of YHWH,” as translated from the Aramaic.

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