1 m Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and n the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for o an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 p His appearance was like lightning, and q his clothing white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and r became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, s as he said. Come, see the place where he 1 lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, t he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you." 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb u with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus v met them and said, "Greetings!" And they came up and w took hold of his feet and x worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; y go and tell z my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me."
11 While they were going, behold, some of a the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. 12 And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers 13 and said, "Tell people, b 'His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.' 14 And if this comes to c the governor's ears, we will d satisfy him and keep you out of trouble." 15 So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews e to this day.
16 Now the eleven disciples f went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they g worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, h "All authority i in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 j Go therefore and k make disciples of l all nations, j baptizing them m in 2 n the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them o to observe all that p I have commanded you. And behold, q I am with you always, to r the end of the age."English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.