1 The sabbath being over, and the first day of the week beginning to dawn, Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, came to see the sepulchre. 2 now there had been a great earthquake; for an angel of the lord descending from heaven, was come, and had rolled away the stone from the door, and was sitting upon it. 3 his aspect was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. 4 for fear of whom the keepers shook, and were almost struck dead.
5 but the angel spoke to the woman, and said, don't be frighted, I know you are seeking Jesus, who was crucified. 6 he is not here: he is risen according to his word: come, see the place where the Lord was laid. 7 then go immediately to tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and that, he goes before you into Galilee, there shall ye see it is him; 'tis I that say it.
8 And they instantly left the sepulchre, with fear and joy, and ran to carry his disciples this good news. 9 as they were making the way to his disciples, Jesus himself met them, and said, I salute you. and they came, and embraced his feet, and worshipped him. 10 then said Jesus to them, be not afraid: go bid my brethren repair to Galilee, and there shall they see me.
11 Now when they were gone, some of the guards went into the city, and informed the chief priests of all that had happened. 12 and when they were assembled with the senators, and had consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, thus instructing them; 13 do you say "his disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14 if this come to the governor's ears, we will appease him, and secure you." 15 so they took the money, and did as they were directed: and this report is still current among the Jews at this day.
16 In the mean time the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 and when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18 and Jesus came, and said to them, all power has been given me in heaven and in earth. 19 go and instruct all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy ghost: 20 teaching them to observe every thing which I have enjoin'd you: and be assured I shall be always with you to the end of the world.