The Resurrection
1When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Or JacobJames, and Salome bought spices so that they might come and anoint Him.
2And very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
3They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone from the entrance of the tomb for us?”
4And looking up, they *noticed that the stone had been rolled away; I.e., its size drew their attentionfor it was extremely large.
5And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed.
6But 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; see, here is the place where they laid Him.
7But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.’ ”
8And 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.
9 [[ Later mss add vv 9-20 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.
10She went and reported to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping.
11And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they refused to believe it.
12Now after that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country.
13And they went away and reported it to the rest, but they did not believe them, either.
The Disciples Commissioned
14Later He appeared to the eleven disciples themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reprimanded them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen from the dead.
15And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
16The one who has believed and has been baptized will be saved; but the one who has not believed will be condemned.
17These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues;
18they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
19So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
20And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.]]
[[ A few late mss and ancient versions contain this paragraph, usually after v 8; a few have it at the end of the ch And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself also sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation. ]]