1But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, 2taking the spices they had prepared.
And they found 3the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were perplexed about this, behold, 4two 5men stood by them in dazzling apparel.
And as they were 6frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?
He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, 7while he was still in Galilee,
8that the Son of Man 9must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and 10be crucified and on 11the third day rise."
And 12they remembered his words,
and returning from the tomb they 13told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
Now it was 14Mary Magdalene and 15Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles,
but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and 16they did not believe them.
But 17Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw 18the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.