After the Sabbath, in the early dawn of the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary came to see the sepulchre.
But to their amazement there had been a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord had descended from Heaven, and had come and rolled back the stone, and was sitting upon it.
His appearance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.
For fear of him the guards trembled violently, and became like dead men.
But the angel said to the women, "As for you, dismiss your fears. I know that it is Jesus that you are looking for--the crucified One.
He is not here: He has come back to life, as He foretold. Come and see the place where He lay.
And go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead and is going before you into Galilee: there you shall see Him. Remember, I have told you."
They quickly left the tomb and ran, still terrified but full of unspeakable joy, to carry the news to His disciples.
And then suddenly they saw Jesus coming to meet them. "Peace be to you," He said. And they came and clasped His feet, bowing to the ground before Him.
Then He said, "Dismiss all fear! Go and take word to my brethren to go into Galilee, and there they shall see me."