There was a violent earthquake,1 for an angel2 of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone3 and sat on it.
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His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.4
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The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid,5 for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
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He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.6 Come and see the place where he lay.
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Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.7 There you will see him.' Now I have told you."
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So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.