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John 20 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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The Empty Tomb

(Mat 28:1–10; Mar 16:1–8; Luk 24:1–12 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:1 - And on the first of the sabbaths, Mary the Magdalene doth come early (there being yet darkness) to the tomb, and she seeth the stone having been taken away out of the tomb,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:2 - she runneth, therefore, and cometh unto Simon Peter, and unto the other disciple whom Jesus was loving, and saith to them, 'They took away the Lord out of the tomb, and we have not known where they laid him.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:3 - Peter, therefore, went forth, and the other disciple, and they were coming to the tomb,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:4 - and the two were running together, and the other disciple did run forward more quickly than Peter, and came first to the tomb,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:5 - and having stooped down, seeth the linen clothes lying, yet, indeed, he entered not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:6 - Simon Peter, therefore, cometh, following him, and he entered into the tomb, and beholdeth the linen clothes lying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:7 - and the napkin that was upon his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but apart, having been folded up, in one place;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:8 - then, therefore, entered also the other disciple who came first unto the tomb, and he saw, and did believe;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:9 - for not yet did they know the Writing, that it behoveth him out of the dead to rise again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:10 - The disciples therefore went away again unto their own friends,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:11 - and Mary was standing near the tomb, weeping without; as she was weeping, then, she stooped down to the tomb, and beholdeth two messengers in white, sitting,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:12 - one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:13 - And they say to her, 'Woman, why dost thou weep?' she saith to them, 'Because they took away my Lord, and I have not known where they laid him;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:14 - and these things having said, she turned backward, and seeth Jesus standing, and she had not known that it is Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:15 - Jesus saith to her, 'Woman, why dost thou weep? whom dost thou seek;' she, supposing that he is the gardener, saith to him, 'Sir, if thou didst carry him away, tell me where thou didst lay him, and I will take him away;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:16 - Jesus saith to her, 'Mary!' having turned, she saith to him, 'Rabbouni;' that is to say, 'Teacher.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:17 - Jesus saith to her, 'Be not touching me, for I have not yet ascended unto my Father; and be going on to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and to your God.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:18 - Mary the Magdalene cometh, telling to the disciples that she hath seen the Lord, and that these things he said to her.

Jesus among His Disciples

(Luk 24:36–43; 1Co 15:5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:19 - It being, therefore, evening, on that day, the first of the sabbaths, and the doors having been shut where the disciples were assembled, through fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith to them, 'Peace to you;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:20 - and this having said, he shewed them his hands and side; the disciples, therefore, rejoiced, having seen the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:21 - Jesus, therefore, said to them again, 'Peace to you; according as the Father hath sent me, I also send you;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:22 - and this having said, he breathed on them, and saith to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:23 - if of any ye may loose the sins, they are loosed to them; if of any ye may retain, they have been retained.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:24 - And Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:25 - the other disciples, therefore, said to him, 'We have seen the Lord;' and he said to them, 'If I may not see in his hands the mark of the nails, and may put my finger to the mark of the nails, and may put my hand to his side, I will not believe.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:26 - And after eight days, again were his disciples within, and Thomas with them; Jesus cometh, the doors having been shut, and he stood in the midst, and said, 'Peace to you!'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:27 - then he saith to Thomas, 'Bring thy finger hither, and see my hands, and bring thy hand, and put it to my side, and become not unbelieving, but believing.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:28 - And Thomas answered and said to him, 'My Lord and my God;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:29 - Jesus saith to him, 'Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed; happy those not having seen, and having believed.'

Why This Gospel Was Written

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:30 - Many indeed, therefore, other signs also did Jesus before his disciples, that are not written in this book;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:31 - and these have been written that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye may have life in his name.'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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