John 20 New American Standard Bible

The Resurrection

20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb , while it was still dark , and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb . 2  So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved , and said 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 the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. 6  And so Simon Peter also came , following him, and entered the tomb ; and he saw 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 .

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

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 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 to her, " Woman , why are you weeping ?" She said 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 Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus . 15  Jesus said to her, " Woman , why are you weeping ? Whom are you seeking ?" Supposing Him to be the gardener , she said 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 to her, "Mary !" She turned and said to Him in Hebrew , " Rabboni !" (which means , Teacher ). 17  Jesus said 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 , announcing to the disciples , "I have seen the Lord ," and that He had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to 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 to them, " Peace 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 to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit . 23  " If you forgive the sins of any , their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any , they have been retained ."

The Unbelief of Thomas

24  But Thomas , one of the twelve , called Didymus , 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 e 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 eight days His disciples were again inside , and Thomas with them. Jesus came , the doors having been shut , and stood in their midst and said , " Peace be with you." 27  Then He said 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 to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed ? Blessed are they who did not see , and yet believed ."

The Purpose of the Book

30  Therefore many other signs 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 Christ , the Son of God ; and that believing you may have life in His name .

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