Jesus Is Raised

Matthew 28:1-10

1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to get a look at the tomb. 2 Now there had been a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and went and rolled the boulder back and remained sitting upon it. 3 His appearance was as bright as lightning and his clothes as white as snow. 4 The men on guard trembled in awe of him, and became like dead men.

5 And the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; He has risen, as He said He would do. Come, get a look at the place where He was lying. 7 Then run and tell His disciples, 'He has risen from the dead, and is going back to Galilee ahead of you; you will see Him there.' This is my message to you."

8 So off they hurried from the tomb, frightened and yet in ecstasy, and ran to break the news to His disciples. 9 Then Jesus met them Himself, and said, "Good morning!" And they went up to Him and clasped His feet, and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go, tell my brothers to go back to Galilee, and there they will see me."

Mark 16:1-8

1 When the Sabbath had ended, Mary of Magdala, Mary, James's mother, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint Him. 2 It was very early, just after the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, when they went to the tomb. 3 And they kept saying to one another, "Who will roll the boulder back from the doorway of the tomb for us?" 4 Then they looked up and saw that the boulder had already been rolled to one side, for it was a very large one. 5 And when they went into the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting at the right; and they were utterly astounded.

6 But he said to them, "You must not be so astounded; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here. See! Here is the spot where they laid Him. 7 But you go and tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going back to Galilee to meet you; you will see Him there, just as He told you.'"

8 Then they left the tomb and fled, for they were trembling and bewildered, and they did not tell anybody a single thing about it, for they were afraid to do so.

Luke 24:1-12

1 Now on the Sabbath they rested, in accordance with the commandment, but on the first day of the week at early dawn they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. 2 But they found the boulder rolled back from the tomb, 3 and yet on going inside they did not find the body. 4 And as they were being perplexed about this, two men in dazzling robes suddenly took their stand beside them. 5 Because the women were so frightened and were turning their faces to the ground, they said to them, "Why are you looking among the dead for Him who is alive? 6 [He is not here but has risen.] Remember what He told you while He was still in Galilee, when 7 He said that the Son of Man had to be turned over to wicked men and crucified, but was to rise again on the third day." 8 Then they recalled His words

9 and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the Eleven and all the rest. 10 They were Mary of Magdala and Joanna, and Mary, James's mother, who, with the other women, reported these things to the apostles. 11 But the report seemed to them to be nonsense, and so they continued to disbelieve the women. 12 [Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb, and stooped down and saw the linen clothes but nothing else. Then he went home wondering at what had taken place.]

John 20:1-9

1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning while it was still dark, Mary of Magdala went to the tomb, and she saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran away and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus tenderly loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they have put Him."

3 So Peter and the other disciple left the city and started for the tomb. 4 And they both kept running, but the other disciple outran Peter and got to the tomb first. 5 And he stooped down and peered in and saw the bandages lying on the ground, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came running up behind him, and he went inside, and saw the bandages lying on the ground, 7 but the handkerchief which had been over His face was not lying with the bandages, but was folded up by itself in another place. 8 So then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, went inside and saw, and he came to believe it. 9 For they had not previously understood the Scripture which said that He must rise from the dead.