The Guard at the Tomb

62 The next day, that is, after the day of (A)Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63 and said, “Sir, we remember how (B)that impostor said, while he was still alive, (C)‘After three days I will rise.’ 64 Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, (D)lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have (E)a guard[a] of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by (F)sealing the stone and setting a guard.

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  1. Matthew 27:65 Or Take a guard

The Resurrection

28 (A)Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and (B)the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for (C)an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. (D)His appearance was like lightning, and (E)his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and (F)became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, (G)as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, (H)he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb (I)with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus (J)met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and (K)took hold of his feet and (L)worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; (M)go and tell (N)my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

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  1. Matthew 28:6 Some manuscripts the Lord

The Great Commission

16 Now the eleven disciples (A)went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they (B)worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, (C)“All authority (D)in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 (E)Go therefore and (F)make disciples of (G)all nations, (H)baptizing them (I)in[a] (J)the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them (K)to observe all that (L)I have commanded you. And behold, (M)I am with you always, to (N)the end of the age.”

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  1. Matthew 28:19 Or into

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