Bible: Matt 28

The Resurrection

28:1 Now after the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 28:2 Suddenly there was a severe earthquake, for an angel of the Lord 1  descending from heaven came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. 28:3 His 2  appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 28:4 The 3  guards were shaken and became like dead men because they were so afraid of him. 28:5 But the angel said 4  to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know 5  that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6  28:6 He is not here, for he has been raised, 7  just as he said. Come and see the place where he 8  was lying. 28:7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead. He 9  is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there.’ Listen, I have told you! 28:8 So 10  they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 28:9 But 11  Jesus met them, saying, “Greetings!” They 12  came to him, held on to his feet and worshiped him. 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee. They will see me there.”

The Guards’ Report

28:11 While 13  they were going, some 14  of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened. 28:12 After 15  they had assembled with the elders and formed a plan, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, 28:13 telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came at night and stole his body 16  while we were asleep.’ 28:14 If 17  this matter is heard before the governor, 18  we will satisfy him 19  and keep you out of trouble.” 20  28:15 So they took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story is told among the Jews to this day. 21 

The Great Commission

28:16 So 22  the eleven disciples went to Galilee to the mountain Jesus had designated. 28:17 When 23  they saw him, they worshiped him, 24  but some doubted. 25  28:18 Then Jesus came up and said to them, 26 All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 28:19 Therefore go 27  and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 28  28:20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, 29  I am with you 30  always, to the end of the age.” 31 

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