Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. (Matthew 28:1)

And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. (Matthew 28:2)

And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. (Matthew 28:3)

The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. (Matthew 28:4)

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. (Matthew 28:5)

"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. (Matthew 28:6)

"Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you." (Matthew 28:7)

And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. (Matthew 28:8)

And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. (Matthew 28:9)

Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me." (Matthew 28:10)

Now while they were on their way, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened. (Matthew 28:11)

And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, (Matthew 28:12)

and said, "You are to say, `His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.' (Matthew 28:13)

"And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble." (Matthew 28:14)

And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day. (Matthew 28:15)

But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. (Matthew 28:16)

When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. (Matthew 28:17)

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (Matthew 28:18)

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19)

teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:20)


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