1 And after the sabbath, when it began to dawn on the first day of the week, came Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descending from heaven came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow; 4 and from fear of him the keepers shook and became like dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear not, for I know that you seek Jesus the crucified. 6 He is not here, for he is raised, as he said. Come and see the place where the Lord lay, 7 and go immediately and tell his disciples that he is raised from the dead; and behold, he will go before you into Galilee; there shall you see him. Behold, I have told you.
8 And going out immediately from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to tell his disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus also met them, saying, Hail! And they approached him, and took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, Fear not; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they shall see me.
11 And as they went, behold, some of the guard came into the city and told the chief priests all the things which had happened. 12 And being assembled with the elders, and taking counsel, they gave large sums of money to the soldiers, 13 saying, Say that his disciples came by night and stole him while we slept; 14 and if this is heard of by the procurator we will satisfy him and secure you. 15 And they took the silver and did as they were told; and this report is circulated among the Jews to this day.
16 And the eleven disciples went to Galilee on the mountain where Jesus had appointed them; 17 and they saw and worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus coming near spoke to them, saying, All power is given me in heaven and on the earth; 19 go and disciple all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; 20 teaching them to keep all things which I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always till the consummation of the world.