Bible: John 20:10-23

Jesus’ Appearance to Mary Magdalene

20:10 So the disciples went back to their homes. 20:11 But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she bent down and looked into the tomb. 20:12 And she saw two angels in white sitting where Jesusbody had been lying, one at the head and one at the feet. 20:13 They said 1  to her, “Woman, 2  why are you weeping?” Mary replied, 3 They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him! 20:14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, 4  but she did not know that it was Jesus.

20:15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?” Because she 5  thought he was the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him.” 20:16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She 6  turned and said to him in Aramaic, 7 Rabboni 8  (which means Teacher). 9  20:17 Jesus replied, 10 Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ 20:18 Mary Magdalene came and informed the disciples, “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them 11  what 12  Jesus 13  had said to her. 14 

Jesus’ Appearance to the Disciples

20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the disciples had gathered together 15  and locked the doors 16  of the place 17  because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. 18  Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20:20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 19  20:21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you.” 20:22 And after he said this, he breathed on them and said, 20 Receive the Holy Spirit. 21  20:23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; 22  if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.” 23 

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