It was very early in the morning on the first day of the week. The women took the spices they had prepared. Then they went to the tomb.
They found the stone rolled away from it.
When they entered the tomb, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
They were wondering about this. Suddenly two men in clothes as bright as lightning stood beside them.
The women were terrified. They bowed down with their faces to the ground. Then the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?
Jesus is not here! He has risen! Remember how he told you he would rise. It was while he was still with you in Galilee.
He said, 'The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful people. He must be nailed to a cross. On the third day he will rise from the dead.' "
Then the women remembered Jesus' words.
They came back from the tomb. They told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.
Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them were the ones who told the apostles.
But the apostles did not believe the women. Their words didn't make any sense to them.
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent over and saw the strips of linen lying by themselves. Then he went away, wondering what had happened.