The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid,(A) for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.(B) Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.(C) There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them.(D) “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers(E) to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

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33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord(A) has risen and has appeared to Simon.”(B) 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.(C)

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”(D)

37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.(E) 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see;(F) a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.(G)

44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you:(H) Everything must be fulfilled(I) that is written about me in the Law of Moses,(J) the Prophets(K) and the Psalms.”(L)

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer(M) and rise from the dead on the third day,(N) 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name(O) to all nations,(P) beginning at Jerusalem.(Q) 48 You are witnesses(R) of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised;(S) but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

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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(A) 12 and saw two angels in white,(B) 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?”(C)

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

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?(G) 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,(H) “Rabboni!”(I) (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(J) and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father(K) and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18 Mary Magdalene(L) went to the disciples(M) 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,(N) Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace(O) be with you!”(P) 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.(Q) The disciples were overjoyed(R) when they saw the Lord.

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

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