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John 20 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Empty Tomb

(Mat 28:1–10; Mar 16:1–8; Luk 24:1–12 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:1 - Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:2 - So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:3 - So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:4 - Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:5 - He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:6 - Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:7 - as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:8 - Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:9 - (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:10 - Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:11 - Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:12 - and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:13 - They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:14 - At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:15 - He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:16 - Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:17 - Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:18 - Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them 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 - On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:20 - After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:21 - Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:22 - And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:23 - If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:24 - Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[fn]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:25 - So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:26 - A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:27 - Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:28 - Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:29 - Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:30 - Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:31 - But these are written that you may believe[fn] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
NIV Footnotes
Thomas (Aramaic) and Didymus (Greek) both mean twin.
Or may continue to believe

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