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John 20 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Empty Tomb

(Mat 28:1–10; Mar 16:1–8; Luk 24:1–12 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:1 -

Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it *was still dark, and *saw the stone already taken away from the tomb.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:2 - So she *ran and *came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and *said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:3 - So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:4 - And the two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:5 - and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:6 - And so Simon Peter also *came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he *saw the linen wrappings lying there,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:7 - and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but folded up in a place by itself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:8 - So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:9 - For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:10 - So the disciples went away again to where they were staying.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

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But Mary was standing outside the tomb crying; and so, as she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb;

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:12 - and she *saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:13 - And they *said to her, “Woman, why are you crying?” She *said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:14 - When she had said this, she turned around and *saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:15 - Jesus *said to her, “Woman, why are you crying? Whom are you seeking?” Thinking Him to be the gardener, she *said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:16 - Jesus *said to her, “Mary!” She turned and *said to Him in [fn]Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher).
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:17 - Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:18 - Mary Magdalene *came, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

(Luk 24:36–43; 1Co 15:5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:19 -

So while it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and while the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, [fn]Peace be with you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:20 - And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:21 - So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:22 - And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:23 - “If you forgive the sins of any, their sins [fn]have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:24 -

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called [fn]Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:25 - So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:26 -

And [fn]after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus *came, the doors having been [fn]shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:27 - Then He *said to Thomas, “Bring your finger here, and see My hands; and bring your hand here and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:28 - Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:29 - Jesus *said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are those who did not see, and yet believed.”

Why This Gospel Was Written

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Therefore many other [fn]signs Jesus also did in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:31 - but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the [fn]Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
LSB Footnotes
Jewish Aramaic
Lit Peace to you
Have previously been forgiven
The Twin
Or A week later
Or locked
Or attesting miracles
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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