John 20
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Jesus is Raised from the Dead

(Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12)

1On the first day of the week,a early in the morning and while it was still dark, Mary Magdaleneb went to the tomb and noticed that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran off and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, whom Jesus kept loving. She told them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” 3So Peter and the other disciple took off for the tomb. 4The two of them were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and came to the tomb first. 5Bending over to look inside, he noticed the linen cloths lying there, but didn’t go in. 6At this point Simon Peter arrived, following him, and went straight into the tomb. He observed that the linen cloths were lying there, 7and that the handkerchief that had been on Jesus’ head was not lying with the linen cloths but was rolled up in a separate place. 8Then the other disciple, who arrived at the tomb first, went inside, looked, and believed. 9For they did not yet understand the Scripture that saidc that Jesusd had to rise from the dead. 10So the disciples went back to their homes.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

(Mark 16:9-11)

11Meanwhile, Marye stood crying outside the tomb. As she cried, she bent over and lookedf into the tomb. 12She saw two angels in white clothes who were sitting down, one at the head and the other at the foot of the place where Jesus’ body had been lying. 13They asked her, “Lady,g why are you crying?”

She told them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they have put him.”

14After she had said this, she turned around and noticed Jesus standing there, without realizing that it was Jesus.

15Jesus asked her, “Dear lady,h why are you crying? Who are you looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she told him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him away.”

16Jesus told her, “Mary!”

She turned around and told him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17Jesus told her, “Don’t hold on to me, because I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I’m ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18So Mary Magdalenei went and announced to the disciples, “I’ve seen the Lord!” She also told them what he had told her.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

(Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:14-18; Luke 24:36-49)

19It was the evening of the first day of the week,j and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders.k Jesus came and stood among them. He told them, “Peace be with you.” 20After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side, and when they saw the Lord, the disciples were overjoyed. 21Jesus told them again, “Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” 22When he had said this, he breathed on them and told them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven. If you retain people’s sins, they are retained.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24Thomas, one of the Twelve (called the Twin),l wasn’t with them when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples kept telling him, “We’ve seen the Lord!” But he told them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, put my finger into them,m and put my hand into his side, I’ll never believe!”

26A week later, his disciples were again inside, and Thomas was with them. Even though the doors were shut, Jesus came, stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he told Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Take your hand, and put it into my side. Stop doubting, but believe.”

28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

29Jesus told him, “Is it because you’ve seen me that you have believed? How blessed are those who have never seen me and yet have believed!”

The Purpose of the Book

30Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of hisn disciples that are not recorded in this book. 31But these have been recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah,o the Son of God, and so that through believing you may have life in his name.

a 20:1 Lit. first of the Sabbaths
b 20:1 Or Mary of Magdala
c 20:9 The Gk. lacks that said
d 20:9 Lit. he
e 20:11 i.e. Mary of Magdala
f 20:11 The Gk. lacks and looked
g 20:13 Or Woman
h 20:15 Or Woman
i 20:18 Or Mary of Magdala
j 20:19 Or evening of that day, the first of the Sabbaths
k 20:19 i.e. Judean leaders
l 20:24 Lit. called Didymus
m 20:25 Lit. into the nail marks
n 20:30 Other mss. read the
o 20:31 Or Christ

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