Now his face was like lightning and his clothes as white as snow.
The guards were so terrified of him that they shook with fear and became like dead men.
But the angel said to the women, "Don't be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
He isn't here, because he's been raised from the dead, just as he said. Come, see the place where they laid him.
Now hurry, go and tell his disciples, ‘He's been raised from the dead. He's going on ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there.' I've given the message to you."
With great fear and excitement, they hurried away from the tomb and ran to tell his disciples.
But Jesus met them and greeted them. They came and grabbed his feet and worshipped him.
Then Jesus said to them, "Don't be afraid. Go and tell my brothers that I am going into Galilee. They will see me there."
Now as the women were on their way, some of the guards came into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened.
They met with the elders and decided to give a large sum of money to the soldiers.
They told them, "Say that Jesus' disciples came at night and stole his body while you were sleeping.