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					                       Mark                                              Matthew                                              Luke                                                 John
When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene,          After the sabbath, as the first day of the week    But on the first day of the week, at early dawn,     Early on the first day of the week, while it was
and Mary the mother of James, and Salome            was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other          they came to the tomb, taking the spices that        still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb
bought spices, so that they might go and anoint     Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there      they had prepared. They found the stone rolled       and saw that the stone had been removed from
him. And very early on the first day of the         was a great earthquake; for an angel of the        away from the tomb, but when they went in,           the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter
week, when the sun had risen, they went to the      Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled      they did not find the body. While they were          and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus
tomb. They had been saying to one another,          back the stone and sat on it. His appearance       perplexed about this, suddenly two men in            loved, and said to them, „They have taken the
„Who will roll away the stone for us from the       was like lightning, and his clothing white as      dazzling clothes stood beside them. The              Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know
entrance to the tomb?‟ When they looked up,         snow. For fear of him the guards shook and         women were terrified and bowed their faces to        where they have laid him.‟ Then Peter and the
they saw that the stone, which was very large,      became like dead men. But the angel said to the    the ground, but the men said to them, „Why do        other disciple set out and went toward the
had already been rolled back. As they entered       women, „Do not be afraid; I know that you are      you look for the living among the dead? He is        tomb. The two were running together, but the
the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a        looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not     not here, but has risen. Remember how he told        other disciple outran Peter and reached the
white robe, sitting on the right side; and they     here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come,    you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son     tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the
were alarmed. But he said to them, „Do not be       see the place where he lay. Then go quickly        of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be        linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go
alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth,     and tell his disciples, “He has been raised from   crucified, and on the third day rise again.‟ Then    in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and
who was crucified. He has been raised; he is        the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you      they remembered his words, and returning             went into the tomb. He saw the linen
not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.   to Galilee; there you will see him.” This is my    from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven      wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had
But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is     message for you.‟ So they left the tomb quickly    and to all the rest. Now it was Mary                 been on Jesus‟ head, not lying with the linen
going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will       with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his       Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James,         wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.
see him, just as he told you.‟ So they went out     disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said,       and the other women with them who told this          Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb
and fled from the tomb, for terror and              „Greetings!‟ And they came to him, took hold       to the apostles. But these words seemed to           first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for
amazement had seized them; and they said            of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said    them an idle tale, and they did not believe          as yet they did not understand the scripture,
nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.            to them, „Do not be afraid; go and tell my         them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb;          that he must rise from the dead. Then the
                                                    brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see     stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths     disciples returned to their homes.
[This is where Mark ends in the oldest              me.‟                                               by themselves; then he went home, amazed at          But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As
manuscripts]                                                                                           what had happened.                                   she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb;
                                                    While they were going, some of the guard went                                                           and she saw two angels in white, sitting where
                                                    into the city and told the chief priests           Now on that same day two of them were going          the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the
                                                    everything that had happened. After the priests    to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles        head and the other at the feet. They said to her,
                                                    had assembled with the elders, they devised a      from Jerusalem, and talking with each other          „Woman, why are you weeping?‟ She said to
                                                    plan to give a large sum of money to the           about all these things that had happened. While      them, „They have taken away my Lord, and I
                                                    soldiers, telling them, „You must say, “His        they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself      do not know where they have laid him.‟ When
                                                    disciples came by night and stole him away         came near and went with them, but their eyes         she had said this, she turned around and saw
                                                    while we were asleep.” If this comes to the        were kept from recognizing him. And he said          Jesus standing there, but she did not know that
                                                    governor‟s ears, we will satisfy him and keep      to them, „What are you discussing with each          it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, „Woman, why
                                                    you out of trouble.‟ So they took the money        other while you walk along?‟ They stood still,       are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?‟
                                                    and did as they were directed. And this story is   looking sad. Then one of them, whose name            Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to
                                                    still told among the Jews to this day.             was Cleopas, answered him, „Are you the only         him, „Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me
                                                                                                       stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the          where you have laid him, and I will take him
                                                    Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to       things that have taken place there in these          away.‟ Jesus said to her, „Mary!‟ She turned
                                                    the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.     days?‟ He asked them, „What things?‟ They            and said to him in Hebrew, „Rabbouni!‟ (which
                                                    When they saw him, they worshiped him; but         replied, „The things about Jesus of Nazareth,        means Teacher). Jesus said to her, „Do not hold
                                                    some doubted. And Jesus came and said to           who was a prophet mighty in deed and word            on to me, because I have not yet ascended to
                                                    them, „All authority in heaven and on earth has    before God and all the people, and how our           the Father. But go to my brothers and say to
                                                    been given to me. Go therefore and make            chief priests and leaders handed him over to be      them, “I am ascending to my Father and your
                                                    disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the    condemned to death and crucified him. But we         Father, to my God and your God.”‟ Mary
                                                    name of the Father and of the Son and of the       had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel.      Magdalene went and announced to the
                                                    Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey             Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day   disciples, „I have seen the Lord‟; and she told
                                                    everything that I have commanded you. And          since these things took place. Moreover, some        them that he had said these things to her.
                                                    remember, I am with you always, to the end of      women of our group astounded us. They were
                                                    the age.‟                                          at the tomb early this morning, and when they        When it was evening on that day, the first day
                                                                                                       did not find his body there, they came back and      of the week, and the doors of the house where
                                                                                                       told us that they had indeed seen a vision of        the disciples had met were locked for fear of
                                                                                                       angels who said that he was alive. Some of           the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them
                                                                                                       those who were with us went to the tomb and          and said, „Peace be with you.‟ After he said
                                                                                                       found it just as the women had said; but they        this, he showed them his hands and his side.
                                                                                                       did not see him.‟ Then he said to them, „Oh,         Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the
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                  Luke (cont’d)                                        Luke (cont’d)                                       John (cont’d)                                      John (cont’d)
how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to        Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and,       find some.‟ So they cast it, and now they were      and has written them, and we know that his
believe all that the prophets have declared!         lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he    not able to haul it in because there were so        testimony is true. But there are also many other
Was it not necessary that the Messiah should         was blessing them, he withdrew from them and       many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said      things that Jesus did; if every one of them were
suffer these things and then enter into his          was carried up into heaven. And they               to Peter, „It is the Lord!‟ When Simon Peter        written down, I suppose that the world itself
glory?‟ Then beginning with Moses and all the        worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with      heard that it was the Lord, he put on some          could not contain the books that would be
prophets, he interpreted to them the things          great joy; and they were continually in the        clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the      written.
about himself in all the scriptures. As they         temple blessing God.                               sea. But the other disciples came in the boat,
came near the village to which they were                                                                dragging the net full of fish, for they were not                       Paul (1 Cor. 15)
going, he walked ahead as if he were going on.                        John (cont’d)                     far from the land, only about a hundred yards       Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters,
But they urged him strongly, saying, „Stay with      Lord. Jesus said to them again, „Peace be with     off. When they had gone ashore, they saw a          of the good news that I proclaimed to you,
us, because it is almost evening and the day is      you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.‟    charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread.    which you in turn received, in which also you
now nearly over.‟ So he went in to stay with         When he had said this, he breathed on them         Jesus said to them, „Bring some of the fish that    stand, through which also you are being saved,
them. When he was at the table with them, he         and said to them, „Receive the Holy Spirit. If     you have just caught.‟ So Simon Peter went          if you hold firmly to the message that I
took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to     you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven     aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large     proclaimed to you—unless you have come to
them. Then their eyes were opened, and they          them; if you retain the sins of any, they are      fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though     believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of
recognized him; and he vanished from their           retained.‟ But Thomas (who was called the          there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus     first importance what I in turn had received:
sight. They said to each other, „Were not our        Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them        said to them, „Come and have breakfast.‟ Now        that Christ died for our sins in accordance with
hearts burning within us while he was talking        when Jesus came. So the other disciples told       none of the disciples dared to ask him, „Who        the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that
to us on the road, while he was opening the          him, „We have seen the Lord.‟ But he said to       are you?‟ because they knew it was the Lord.        he was raised on the third day in accordance
scriptures to us?‟ That same hour they got up        them, „Unless I see the mark of the nails in his   Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to        with the scriptures, and that he appeared to
and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the        hands, and put my finger in the mark of the        them, and did the same with the fish. This was      Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared
eleven and their companions gathered together.       nails and my hand in his side, I will not          now the third time that Jesus appeared to the       to more than five hundred brothers and sisters
They were saying, „The Lord has risen indeed,        believe.‟                                          disciples after he was raised from the dead.        at one time, most of whom are still alive,
and he has appeared to Simon!‟ Then they told                                                           When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to     though some have died. Then he appeared to
what had happened on the road, and how he            A week later his disciples were again in the       Simon Peter, „Simon son of John, do you love        James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to
had been made known to them in the breaking          house, and Thomas was with them. Although          me more than these?‟ He said to him, „Yes,          one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For
of the bread.                                        the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood          Lord; you know that I love you.‟ Jesus said to      I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called
                                                     among them and said, „Peace be with you.‟          him, „Feed my lambs.‟ A second time he said         an apostle, because I persecuted the church of
While they were talking about this, Jesus            Then he said to Thomas, „Put your finger here      to him, „Simon son of John, do you love me?‟        God … But someone will ask, „How are the
himself stood among them and said to them,           and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put      He said to him, „Yes, Lord; you know that I         dead raised? With what kind of body do they
„Peace be with you.‟ They were startled and          it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.‟          love you.‟ Jesus said to him, „Tend my sheep.‟      come?‟ Fool! What you sow does not come to
terrified, and thought that they were seeing a       Thomas answered him, „My Lord and my               He said to him the third time, „Simon son of        life unless it dies. And as for what you sow,
ghost. He said to them, „Why are you                 God!‟ Jesus said to him, „Have you believed        John, do you love me?‟ Peter felt hurt because      you do not sow the body that is to be, but a
frightened, and why do doubts arise in your          because you have seen me? Blessed are those        he said to him the third time, „Do you love         bare seed, perhaps of wheat or of some other
hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that       who have not seen and yet have come to             me?‟ And he said to him, „Lord, you know            grain …So it is with the resurrection of the
it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost        believe.‟ Now Jesus did many other signs in        everything; you know that I love you.‟ Jesus        dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised
does not have flesh and bones as you see that I      the presence of his disciples, which are not       said to him, „Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell     is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is
have.‟ And when he had said this, he showed          written in this book. But these are written so     you, when you were younger, you used to             raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is
them his hands and his feet. While in their joy      that you may come to believe that Jesus is the     fasten your own belt and to go wherever you         raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is
they were disbelieving and still wondering, he       Messiah, the Son of God, and that through          wished. But when you grow old, you will             raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical
said to them, „Have you anything here to eat?‟       believing you may have life in his name.           stretch out your hands, and someone else will       body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is
They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he                                                           fasten a belt around you and take you where         written, „The first man, Adam, became a living
took it and ate in their presence. Then he said      After these things Jesus showed himself again      you do not wish to go.‟ (He said this to indicate   being‟; the last Adam became a life-giving
to them, „These are my words that I spoke to         to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he    the kind of death by which he would glorify         spirit. But it is not the spiritual that is first, but
you while I was still with you—that everything       showed himself in this way. Gathered there         God.) After this he said to him, „Follow me.‟       the physical, and then the spiritual. The first
written about me in the law of Moses, the            together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the       Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus        man was from the earth, a man of dust; the
prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.‟         Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of    loved following them; he was the one who had        second man is from heaven. As was the man of
Then he opened their minds to understand the         Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.          reclined next to Jesus at the supper and had        dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is
scriptures, and he said to them, „Thus it is         Simon Peter said to them, „I am going fishing.‟    said, „Lord, who is it that is going to betray      the man of heaven, so are those who are of
written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise   They said to him, „We will go with you.‟ They      you?‟ When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus,         heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the
from the dead on the third day, and that             went out and got into the boat, but that night     „Lord, what about him?‟ Jesus said to him, „If      man of dust, we will also bear the image of the
repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be          they caught nothing. Just after daybreak, Jesus    it is my will that he remain until I come, what     man of heaven. What I am saying, brothers and
proclaimed in his name to all nations,               stood on the beach; but the disciples did not      is that to you? Follow me!‟ So the rumor            sisters, is this: flesh and blood cannot inherit
beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses          know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them,        spread in the community that this disciple          the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable
of these things. And see, I am sending upon          „Children, you have no fish, have you?‟ They       would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that    inherit the imperishable.
you what my Father promised; so stay here in         answered him, „No.‟ He said to them, „Cast the     he would not die, but, „If it is my will that he
the city until you have been clothed with power      net to the right side of the boat, and you will    remain until I come, what is that to you?‟ This
from on high .‟                                                                                         is the disciple who is testifying to these things

				
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