but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb1
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and saw two angels in white,2 seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
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They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?"3 "They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him."4
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At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there,5 but she did not realize that it was Jesus.6
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"Woman," he said, "why are you crying?7 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."
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Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic,8 "Rabboni!"9 (which means Teacher).
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Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers10 and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father11 and your Father, to my God and your God.' "
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Mary Magdalene12 went to the disciples13 with the news: "I have seen the Lord!" And she told them that he had said these things to her.
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On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews,14 Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace15 be with you!"16
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After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.17 The disciples were overjoyed18 when they saw the Lord.
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Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you!19 As the Father has sent me,20 I am sending you."21
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And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.22
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If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."23
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Now Thomas24 (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.
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So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side,25 I will not believe it."26
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A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace27 be with you!"28
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Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."29
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Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed;30 blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."31
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