28:1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
28:2 Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.
28:3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
28:4 For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.
28:5 The angel answered the women, "Don't be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified.
28:6 He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying.
28:7 Go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has risen from the dead, and behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there you will see him.' Behold, I have told you."
28:8 They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.
28:9 As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.
28:10 Then Jesus said to them, "Don't be afraid. Go tell my brothers that they should go into Galilee, and there they will see me."
28:11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all the things that had happened.
28:12 When they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of silver to the soldiers,
28:13 saying, "Say that his disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
28:14 If this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry."
28:15 So they took the money and did as they were told. This saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continues until this day.
28:16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had sent them.
28:17 When they saw him, they bowed down to him, but some doubted.
28:18 Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.
28:19 Therefore go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
28:20 teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.