1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
1 After the Sabbaths, around dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to take a look at the burial site.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
2 Suddenly, there was a powerful earthquake, because an angel of the Lord had come down from heaven, approached the stone, rolled it away, and was sitting on top of it.
2 And a great earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone [from the opening of the tomb], and sat on it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
3 His appearance was bright as lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
3 The angel’s appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were as white as snow.
4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
4 The guards were so shaken from fear of him that they became like dead men.
4 Trembling from fear, even the guards themselves became catatonic.
4 The guards shook, paralyzed with fear [at the sight] of him and became like dead men [pale and immobile].
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
5 Responding to the women, the angel said, "Stop being frightened! I know you're looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
6 He is not here. He has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying.
6 He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said [He would]. Come! See the place where He was lying.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead. He is going ahead of you into Galilee, and you will see him there. Remember, I have told you!"
7 Then go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee [as He promised]. There you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”
8 And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples.
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
8 So, departing quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to tell His disciples the news.
8 So they quickly left the tomb, terrified but also ecstatic, and ran to tell Jesus' disciples.
8 So the women left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell [the good news to] the disciples.
9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
9 Suddenly, Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" They went up to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.
9 And as they went, suddenly, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” And they went to Him and took hold of His feet [in homage] and worshiped Him [as the Messiah].
10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
10 Then Jesus told them, "Stop being frightened! Go and tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there."
10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell My brothers to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me [just as I promised].”
11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
11 As they were on their way, some of the guards came into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.
11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and told the high priests everything that had happened.
11 While they were on their way, some of the [Roman] guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.
12 And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
12 So they met with the elders and agreed on a plan to give the soldiers a large amount of money.
12 And when the chief priests had gathered with the elders and had consulted together [to develop a plan of deception], they gave a sufficient sum of money [as a bribe] to the soldiers,
13 and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.’
13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
13 and told them, “Say this, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole Him while we were sleeping.’
13 They said, "Say that Jesus' disciples came at night and stole him while you were sleeping.
13 and said, “You say this, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him while we were sleeping.’
14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
14 If this is reported to the governor, we'll personally persuade him to keep you out of trouble."
14 And if the governor (Pilate) hears about it, we will calm him down and keep you out of trouble.”
15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
15 So the soldiers took the money, did as they were instructed, and this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.
15 So they took the money [they were paid for lying] and did as they were instructed; and this [fabricated] story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to the present day.
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
16 The eleven disciples went into Galilee to the hillside to which Jesus had directed them.
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, though some had doubts.
17 And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted [that it was really He].
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
18 Then Jesus approached them and told them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
18 Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
19 Therefore, as you go, disciple people in all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
20 teaching them to obey everything that I've commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age."
20 teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.”
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