There was a violent earthquake,1 for an angel2 of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone3 and sat on it.
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.44
The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid,5 for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.6 Come and see the place where he lay.
Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.7 There you will see him.' Now I have told you."
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.