Thematic Bible

Matthew 28:1 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 28:2 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 28:3 (show verse)

His appearance was bright as lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

Matthew 28:4 (show verse)

Trembling from fear, even the guards themselves became catatonic.

Matthew 28:5 (show verse)

Responding to the women, the angel said, "Stop being frightened! I know you're looking for Jesus, who was crucified.

Matthew 28:6 (show verse)

He is not here. He has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying.

Matthew 28:7 (show verse)

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!"

Matthew 28:8 (show verse)

So they quickly left the tomb, terrified but also ecstatic, and ran to tell Jesus' disciples.

Matthew 28:9 (show verse)

Suddenly, Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" They went up to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.

Matthew 28:10 (show verse)

Then Jesus told them, "Stop being frightened! Go and tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there."

Matthew 28:11 (show verse)

While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and told the high priests everything that had happened.

Matthew 28:12 (show verse)

So they met with the elders and agreed on a plan to give the soldiers a large amount of money.

Matthew 28:13 (show verse)

They said, "Say that Jesus' disciples came at night and stole him while you were sleeping.

Matthew 28:14 (show verse)

If this is reported to the governor, we'll personally persuade him to keep you out of trouble."

Matthew 28:15 (show verse)

So the soldiers took the money, did as they were instructed, and this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

Matthew 28:16 (show verse)

The eleven disciples went into Galilee to the hillside to which Jesus had directed them.

Matthew 28:17 (show verse)

When they saw him, they worshipped him, though some had doubts.

Matthew 28:18 (show verse)

Then Jesus approached them and told them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Matthew 28:19 (show verse)

Therefore, as you go, disciple people in all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 28:20 (show verse)

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."