João 20

1 ON the first day of the week, early in the morning while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken from the tomb.

2 She ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Master from the tomb and we do not know where they have laid him."

3 Simon Peter and the other disciple went out and made their way to the tomb.

4 They were both running, and the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the tomb,

5 and stooping he saw the linen cloths lying; but he did not enter.

6 Simon Peter came following him and entered the tomb and looked at the linen cloths lying

7 and the handkerchief that had been about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place apart.

8 Then the other disciple who had come first to the tomb entered, and he saw and believed.

9 For they did not yet know the Scripture that he must rise from the dead.

10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

11 Mary was standing by the tomb outside weeping. As she wept she stooped and looked into the tomb

12 and saw two angels in white sitting one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had lain.

13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have carried away my Master and I do not know where they have laid him."

14 After saying this, she turned and saw Jesus standing, but did not recognize that it was Jesus.

15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" She, thinking that he was the gardener, said to him, "Sir, if you have removed him, tell me where you have laid him and I will take him away."

16 Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" that is, Teacher .

17 Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brethren and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples, "I have seen the Master," and she told that he had said these things to her.

19 In the evening of that day, the first day of the week, when the doors had been closed where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them, "Peace be with you."

20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy on seeing the Master.

21 He said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father sent me forth so I am sending you."

22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.

23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven. If you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

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

25 The other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Master." But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails and put my finger into the print of the nails and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it."

26 After eight days the disciples were again within and Thomas was with them. Jesus came and stood in the midst and said, "Peace be with you."

27 Then he said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here. Here are my hands. Reach your hand and put it into my side, and become not faithless, but believing."

28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"

29 Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen me you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

30 Jesus did before the disciples many other signs 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 through his name.