1 On the first day of the week Mary of Magdala went early to the tomb, when it was still dark; but as she saw the boulder had been removed from the tomb, 2 she ran off to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the favourite of Jesus, telling them, "They have taken the master out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have put him!"
3 So Peter and the other disciple set out for the tomb; 4 they both started to run, but the other disciple ran ahead, faster than Peter, and got to the tomb first. 5 He glanced in and saw the bandages lying on the ground, but he did not go inside. 6 Then Simon Peter came after him, and went inside the tomb; he noticed not only that the bandages were lying on the ground 7 but that the napkin which had been round his head was folded up by itself, instead of lying beside the other bandages. 8 Upon this the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, went inside too, and when he saw for himself he was convinced. 9 (For as yet they did not understand the Scripture that he must rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples returned home;
11 but Mary stood sobbing outside the tomb. As she sobbed, she glanced inside the tomb 12 and noticed two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 "Woman," they said to her, "why are you sobbing?" She said, "Because they have taken away my master, and I do not know where they have put him!" 14 With these words she turned round and noticed Jesus standing ??though she did not know it was Jesus.
15 "Woman," said Jesus, "why are you sobbing? Who are you looking for?" Supposing he was the gardener, she said, "Oh, sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you put him, and I will remove him."
16 "Mary!" said Jesus. She started round and said, "Rabboni!" (a Hebrew word meaning 'teacher').
17 Jesus said, "Cease clinging to me. I have not ascended yet to the Father, but go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and yours, to my God and yours.'"
18 Away went Mary of Magdala to the disciples with the news, "I have seen the Lord!" ??telling them what he had said to her.
19 On the evening of that same day ??the first day of the week ??though the disciples had gathered within closed doors for fear of the Jews, Jesus entered and stood among them, saying, "Peace be with you!"
20 So saying he showed them his hands and his side; and when the disciples saw the Lord, they rejoiced.
21 Jesus then repeated, "Peace be with you! As the Father sent me forth, I am sending you forth." 22 And with these words he breathed on them, and added, "Receive the holy Spirit! 23 If you remit the sins of any, they are remitted: if you retain them, they are retained."
24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who was called 'the Twin,' was not with them when Jesus came; 25 and when the rest of the disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord," he said, "Unless I see his hands with the mark of the nails, and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe it."
26 Eight days afterwards his disciples were together again, and Thomas with them. Though the doors were closed, Jesus entered and stood among them, saying, "Peace be with you!"
27 Then he said to Thomas, "Look at my hands, put your finger here; and put your hand here into my side; cease your unbelief and believe."
28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
29 Jesus said to him, "You believe because you have seen me? Blessed be those who believe though they have never seen me."
30 Many another Sign did Jesus perform in presence of his disciples, which is not recorded in this book; 31 but these Signs are recorded so that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and believing may have life through his Name.