John 20-21 Darby’s Translation

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The Resurrection

20 1  And on the first [day] of the week Mary of Magdala comes in early morn to the tomb, while it was still dark, and sees the stone taken away from the tomb. 2  She runs therefore and comes to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, to whom Jesus was attached, and says to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we know not where they have laid him. 3  Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and came to the tomb. 4  And the two ran together, and the other disciple ran forward faster than Peter, and came first to the tomb, 5  and stooping down he sees the linen cloths lying; he did not however go in. 6  Simon Peter therefore comes, following him, and entered into the tomb, and sees the linen cloths lying, 7  and the handkerchief which was upon his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded up in a distinct place by itself. 8  Then entered in therefore the other disciple also who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed; 9  for they had not yet known the scripture, that he must rise from among [the] dead. 10  The disciples therefore went away again to their own home.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11  But Mary stood at the tomb weeping without. As therefore she wept, she stooped down into the tomb, 12  and beholds two angels sitting in white [garments], one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13  And they say to her, Woman, why dost thou weep? She says to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. 14  Having said these things she turned backward and beholds Jesus standing [there], and knew not that it was Jesus. 15  Jesus says to her, Woman, why dost thou weep? Whom seekest thou? She, supposing that it was the gardener, says to him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16  Jesus says to her, Mary. She, turning round, says to him in Hebrew, Rabboni, which means Teacher. 17  Jesus says to her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and [to] my God and your God. 18  Mary of Magdala comes bringing word to the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and [that] he had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19  When therefore it was evening on that day, which was the first [day] of the week, and the doors shut where the disciples were, through fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and says to them, Peace [be] to you. 20  And having said this, he shewed to them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced therefore, having seen the Lord. 21  [Jesus] said therefore again to them, Peace [be] to you: as the Father sent me forth, I also send you. 22  And having said this, he breathed into [them], and says to them, Receive [the] Holy Spirit: 23  whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; whose soever [sins] ye retain, they are retained.

The Unbelief of Thomas

24  But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25  The other disciples therefore said to him, We have seen the Lord. But he said to them, Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26  And eight days after, his disciples were again within, and Thomas with them. Jesus comes, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst and said, Peace [be] to you. 27  Then he says to Thomas, Bring thy finger here and see my hands; and bring thy hand and put it into my side; and be not unbelieving, but believing. 28  Thomas answered and said to him, My Lord and my God. 29  Jesus says to him, Because thou hast seen me thou hast believed: blessed they who have not seen and have believed.

The Purpose of the Book

30  Many other signs therefore also Jesus did before his disciples, which are not written in this book; 31  but these are written that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye might have life in his name.

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

21 1  After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. And he manifested [himself] thus. 2  There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael who was of Cana of Galilee, and the [sons] of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. 3  Simon Peter says to them, I go to fish. They say to him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and went on board, and that night took nothing. 4  And early morn already breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; the disciples however did not know that it was Jesus. 5  Jesus therefore says to them, Children, have ye anything to eat? They answered him, No. 6  And he said to them, Cast the net at the right side of the ship and ye will find. They cast therefore, and they could no longer draw it, from the multitude of fishes. 7  That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved says to Peter, It is the Lord. Simon Peter therefore, having heard that it was the Lord, girded his overcoat [on him] (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea; 8  and the other disciples came in the small boat, for they were not far from the land, but somewhere about two hundred cubits, dragging the net of fishes. 9  When therefore they went out on the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. 10  Jesus says to them, Bring of the fishes which ye have now taken. 11  Simon Peter went up and drew the net to the land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty-three; and though there were so many, the net was not rent. 12  Jesus says to them, Come [and] dine. But none of the disciples dared inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 13  Jesus comes and takes the bread and gives it to them, and the fish in like manner. 14  This is already the third time that Jesus had been manifested to the disciples, being risen from among [the] dead.

Feed My Sheep

15  When therefore they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs. 16  He says to him again a second time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Shepherd my sheep. 17  He says to him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, art thou attached to me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Art thou attached to me? and said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep. 18  Verily, verily, I say to thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst where thou desiredst; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and bring thee where thou dost not desire. 19  But he said this signifying by what death he should glorify God. And having said this, he says to him, Follow me.

The Beloved Disciple

20  Peter, turning round, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also leaned at supper on his breast, and said, Lord, who is it that delivers thee up? 21  Peter, seeing him, says to Jesus, Lord, and what [of] this [man]? 22  Jesus says to him, If I will that he abide until I come, what [is that] to thee? Follow thou me. 23  This word therefore went out among the brethren, That disciple does not die. And Jesus did not say to him, He does not die; but, If I will that he abide until I come, what [is that] to thee? 24  This is the disciple who bears witness concerning these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his witness is true. 25  And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which if they were written one by one, I suppose that not even the world itself would contain the books written.

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