John 20:1-18 NIV

The Empty Tomb

20:1-8pp -- Mt 28:1-8; Mk 16:1-8; Lk 24:1-10

1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene1 went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.2

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2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved,3 and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"4

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      3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.5

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      4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
      5 He bent over and looked in6 at the strips of linen7 lying there but did not go in.

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          6 Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there,
          7 as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head.8 The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.

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          8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first,9 also went inside. He saw and believed.

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          9 (They still did not understand from Scripture10 that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)11

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          Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

          10 Then the disciples went back to their homes,

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              11 but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb12

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                  12 and saw two angels in white,13 seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

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                  13 They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?"14 "They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him."15

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                      14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there,16 but she did not realize that it was Jesus.17

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                      15 "Woman," he said, "why are you crying?18 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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                          16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic,19 "Rabboni!"20 (which means Teacher).

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                          17 Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers21 and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father22 and your Father, to my God and your God.' "

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                          18 Mary Magdalene23 went to the disciples24 with the news: "I have seen the Lord!" And she told them that he had said these things to her.

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