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Chapter 20

The Empty Tomb

1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came* [fn] early to the tomb, while it was* [fn] still dark, and saw* [fn] the stone already taken away from the tomb.
2 So she ran* [fn] and came* [fn] to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said* [fn] to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him."
3 So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb.
4 The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;
5 and stooping and looking in, he saw* [fn] the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.
6 And so Simon Peter also came* [fn], following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw* [fn] the linen wrappings lying there,
7 and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.
8 So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.
9 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* [fn] 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* [fn] to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said* [fn] 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* [fn] Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus said* [fn] to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said* [fn] 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* [fn] to her, "Mary!" She turned and said* [fn] to Him in Hebrew [fn], "Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher).
17 Jesus said* [fn] 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* [fn], 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* [fn] to them, "Peace [fn] 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* [fn] to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
23 "If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have [fn] been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained."

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus [fn], 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 After [fn] eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came* [fn], the doors having been shut [fn], and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you."
27 Then He said* [fn] 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* [fn] 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 signs [fn] 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 the [fn] Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

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