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Matthew 28 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Resurrection

(Mar 16:1–8; Luk 24:1–12; Jhn 20:1–10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:1 - Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:2 - And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:3 - His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:4 - And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:5 - But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:6 - He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he[fn] lay.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:7 - Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:8 - So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:9 - And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:10 - Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

The Report of the Guard

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:11 - While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:12 - And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:13 - and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:14 - And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:15 - So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

The Great Commission

(Mar 16:14–18; Luk 24:36–49; Jhn 20:19–23; Act 1:6–8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:16 - Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:17 - And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:18 - And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:19 - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[fn] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:20 - teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
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