Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
He bent over and looked in1 at the strips of linen2 lying there but did not go in.
Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there,
as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head.3 The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.
Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first,4 also went inside. He saw and believed.
(They still did not understand from Scripture5 that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)6
Then the disciples went back to their homes,
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but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb7
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and saw two angels in white,8 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?"9 "They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him."10
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At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there,11 but she did not realize that it was Jesus.12
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