as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head.1 The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.
Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first,2 also went inside. He saw and believed.
(They still did not understand from Scripture3 that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)4
Then the disciples went back to their homes,
but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb512
and saw two angels in white,6 seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?"7 "They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him."814
At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there,9 but she did not realize that it was Jesus.1015"Woman," he said, "why are you crying?11 Who is it you are looking for?" Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him."
Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic,12 "Rabboni!"13 (which means Teacher).
Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers14 and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father15 and your Father, to my God and your God.' "