The Resurrection

281 Now after the Sabbath , as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week , Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave . 2 And behold , a severe earthquake had occurred , for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was like lightning , and his clothing as white as snow . 4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men . 5 The angel said to the women , " Do not be afraid ; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified . 6 "He is not here , for He has risen , just as He said . Come , see the place where He was lying . 7 "Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead ; and behold , He is going ahead of you into Galilee , there you will see Him; behold , I have told you." 8 And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples . 9 And behold , Jesus met them and greeted e them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, " Do not be afraid ; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee , and there they will see Me."

The Report of the Guard

11 Now while they were on their way , some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened . 12 And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted e together , they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers , 13 and said , "You are to say , 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep .' 14 "And if this should come to the governor's ears , we will win him over and keep you out of trouble ." 15 And they took the money and did as they had been instructed ; and this story was widely spread among the Jews , and is to this day .

Jesus Commissions the Eleven

16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee , to the mountain which Jesus had designated . 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful . 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying , " All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth . 19 " Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations , baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit , 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo , I am with you always e , even to the end of the age ."

The Resurrection

161 When the Sabbath was over , Mary Magdalene , and Mary the mother of James , and Salome , bought spices , so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early on the first day of the week , they came to the tomb when the sun had risen . 3 They were saying to one another , "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb ?" 4 Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away , although it was extremely large . 5 Entering the tomb , they saw a young man sitting at the right , wearing a white robe ; and they were amazed . 6 And he said to them, " Do not be amazed ; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene , who has been crucified . He has risen ; He is not here ; behold , here is the place where they laid Him. 7 "But go , tell His disciples and Peter , ' He is going ahead of you to Galilee ; there you will see Him, just as He told you.' " 8 They went out and fled from the tomb , for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone , for they were afraid .

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

9 [Now after He had risen early on the first day of the week , He first appeared to Mary Magdalene , from whom He had cast out seven demons . 10 She went and reported to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping . 11 When they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they refused to believe it.

Jesus Appears to Two Disciples

12 After that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country . 13 They went away and reported it to the others , but they did not believe them either .

Jesus Commissions the Eleven

14 Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart , because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen . 15 And He said to them, " Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation . 16 " He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved ; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned . 17 "These signs will accompany those who have believed : in My name they will cast out demons , they will speak with new tongues ; 18 they will pick up serpents , and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick , and they will recover e ."

The Ascension

19 So then , when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God . 20 And they went out and preached everywhere , while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed .] [And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation. ]