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Matthew 28

The Resurrection

1 Now after the Sabbaths1, at dawn on the first [day] of the Sabbaths, Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 2 And behold [a] great earthquake came to pass, for [an] angel of the Lord having come down from heaven and having come rolled away the stone and sat on it. 3 Now his appearance was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 But from fear of him those watching were shaken and became as dead. 5 But answering, the angel said to the women: Be not fearing, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he arose just as he said. Come see the tomb where he lay. 7 And quickly having gone, tell his disciples that he arose from the dead, and behold he goes before you to Galilee, there you will see him. 8 And quickly departing from the grave with fear and great joy they ran to tell his disciples. 9 And behold2 Jesus met them3 saying: Greetings. And having come they laid hold of his feet and knelt before him. 10 Then Jesus says to them: Be not fearing. Be going, tell my brothers, in order that they go forth to Galilee. There will they see me.

The Guards's Report

11 So while they were going behold some of the guard having come into the city told the chief priests all that came to pass. 12 And when they were gathered with the elders, having taken council, they gave [a] large sum of silver to the soldiers 13 saying: You saw that his disciples having come during [the] night stole him while we fell asleep. 14 And if this should be heard by the governor, we will persuade [him] and will make you free from concern. 15 So having taken the [silver] they did as they were taught. And this word spread widely from Judea to today.

The Great Commission

16 But the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain Jesus designated [to] them. 17 And when they saw him they worshipped before [him], but some doubted. 18 And having come Jesus spoke to them saying: All authority in heaven and on [the] earth has been given me. 19 Having gone therefore, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and the son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. And behold I am with you all the days until the completion of the age.

1The "Sabbath" is a holy day. In the Jewish tradition, every Saturday is a "Sabbath", and as we know from Genesis 1, the Sabbath is the seventh day. Thus the "first day of the Sabbath" is Sunday. Other holy days that don't fall on Saturday are also "Sabbaths".

2"And behold"ℵBDW vg; "Now as they were going to report to his disciples, behold" K