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John 20

1 And on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen cometh early, when it
was yet dark, unto the sepulchre; and she saw
the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 

2 She ran, therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple
whom Jesus loved, and saith to them: They
have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they
have laid him. 

3 Peter therefore went out, and that other disciple, and they came to the

4 And they both ran together, and that other disciple did outrun Peter,
and came first to the sepulchre. 

5 And when he stooped down, he saw the linen cloths lying; but yet he went
not in. 

6 Then cometh Simon Peter, following him, and went into the sepulchre, and
saw the linen cloths lying, 

7 And the napkin that had been about his head, not lying with the linen
cloths, but apart, wrapped up into one place. 

8 Then that other disciple also went in, who came first to the sepulchre:
and he saw, and believed. 

9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the

10 The disciples therefore departed again to their home. 

11 But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was
weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 

12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at
the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid. 

13 They say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because
they have taken away my Lord; and I know not where they have laid him. 

14 When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus
standing; and she knew not that it was Jesus. 

15 Jesus saith to her: Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She,
thinking it was the gardener, saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him
hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 

16 Jesus saith to her: Mary. She turning, saith to him: Rabboni (which is
to say, Master). 

17 Jesus saith to her: Do not touch me, for I am not yet ascended to my
Father. But go to my brethren, and say to them: I ascend to my Father and
to your Father, to my God and your God. 

18 Mary Magdalen cometh, and telleth the disciples: I have seen the Lord,
and these things he said to me. 

19 Now when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the
doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of
the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to

20 And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The
disciples therefore were glad, when they saw
the Lord. 

21 He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath
sent me, I also send you. 

22 When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them:
Receive ye the Holy Ghost. 

23 Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins
you shall retain, they are retained. 

24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them
when Jesus came. 

25 The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But
he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands
the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and
put my hand into his side, I will not believe. 

26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with
them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and
stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. 

27 Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see my hands;
and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side;
and be not faithless, but believing. 

28 Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God. 

29 Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast
believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and
have believed. 

30 Many other signs also did Jesus in the sight of his disciples, which
are not written in this book. 

31 But these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God: and that believing, you may have
life in his name. 

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