When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene,1 out of whom he had driven seven demons.
She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping.
When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it.212
Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country.313
These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.
Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.415
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.516Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.617And these signs7 will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons;8 they will speak in new tongues;918they will pick up snakes10 with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on11 sick people, and they will get well."19
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven12 and he sat at the right hand of God.1320
Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs14 that accompanied it.