28 1NOW AFTER the Sabbath, near dawn of the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to take a look at the tomb. 2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled the boulder back and sat upon it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his garments as white as snow. 4And those keeping guard were so frightened at the sight of him that they were agitated and they trembled and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, Do not be alarmed and frightened, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, Who was crucified. 6He is not here; He has risen, as He said [He would do]. Come, see the place where He lay. 7Then go quickly and tell His disciples, He has risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you. 8So they left the tomb hastily with fear and great joy and ran to tell the disciples. 9And as they went, behold, Jesus met them and said, Hail (greetings)! And they went up to Him and clasped His feet and worshiped Him. 10Then Jesus said to them, Do not be alarmed and afraid; go and tell My brethren to go into Galilee, and there they will see Me. 11While they were on their way, behold, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had occurred. 12And when they [the chief priests] had gathered with the elders and had consulted together, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers, 13And said, Tell people, His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we were sleeping. 14And if the governor hears of it, we will appease him and make you safe and free from trouble and care. 15So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story has been current among the Jews to the present day. 16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed and made appointment with them. 17And when they saw Him, they fell down and worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18Jesus approached and, [J]breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them [K]into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you [L]all the days ([M]perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. [N]Amen (so let it be).
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