¶ ON the first day of the week, early in the morning, while it was yet dark, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb;
and she saw that the stone was removed from the tomb.
Then she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and she said to them, They have taken our Lord out of that tomb, and I do not know where they have laid him.
So Simon and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
And they were both running together;
but that disciple outran Simon and came first to the tomb.
And he looked in and saw the linen cloths lying;
but he did not enter in.
Then Simon came after him and entered into the tomb;
and he saw the linen cloths lying there,
And the burial napkin which was bound around his head was not with the linen cloths, but was wrapped up and put in a place by itself.
Then the other disciple who had come first to the tomb also entered in, and he saw and believed.
For they did yet not understand from the scripture that he had to rise from the dead.
So the disciples went away again to their lodging place.
¶ But Mary was standing near the tomb weeping;
and as she wept, she looked into the tomb;
And she saw two angels in white sitting one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
And they said to her, Woman, why do you weep?
She said to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.
She said this and turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, Woman, why do you weep?
and whom do you want?
She thought he was the gardener, so she said to him, My lord, if you are the one who has taken him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will go and take him away.
Jesus said to her, Mary.
She turned around and said to him in Hebrew, Rabbuli!
which means, My Teacher!
Jesus said to her, Do not come near me;
for I have not yet ascended to my Father;
but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.
Then Mary of Magdala came and brought glad tidings to the disciples, that she had seen our Lord and that he had told her these things.
When it was evening on that first day of the week, and the doors were shut where the disciples were staying for fear of the Jews, Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, Peace be with you.
He said this, and then he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw our Lord.
Then Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you;
just as my Father has sent me, so I send you.
And when he had said these things, he encouraged them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.
if you forgive a man his sins, they shall be forgiven to him;
and if you withhold forgiveness of a man’s sins, they are kept.
But Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called the Twin, was not there with them when Jesus came.
And the disciples said to him, We have seen our Lord.
He said to them, Unless I see in his hands the marks of the nails, and put my fingers in them, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.
Eight days later, the disciples were again indoors, and Thomas with them.
Jesus came, when the doors were locked, and stood in the midst, and said to them, Peace be with you.
Then he said to Thomas, Put your finger here, and see my hands;
and reach out your hand and put it into my side;
and be not faithless, but believing.
Thomas answered, saying to him, O my Lord and my God!
Jesus said to him, Now you believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen me, and have believed.
Many other miracles Jesus did in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book;
Even these are written, so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;
and when you believe you shall have life everlasting in his name.