Matthew 28

Matthew 28:1  
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.

Matthew 28:2  
Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky and came and rolled away the stone from the door and sat on it.

Matthew 28:3  
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

Matthew 28:4  
For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.

Matthew 28:5  
The angel answered the women, “Don’t be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified.

Matthew 28:6  
He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying.

Matthew 28:7  
Go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead, and behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.”

Matthew 28:8  
They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.

Matthew 28:9  
As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” They came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

Matthew 28:10  
Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go tell my brothers that they should go into Galilee, and there they will see me.”

Matthew 28:11  
Now while they were going, behold, some of the guards came into the city and told the chief priests all the things that had happened.

Matthew 28:12  
When they were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of silver to the soldiers,

Matthew 28:13  
saying, “Say that his disciples came by night and stole him away while we slept.

Matthew 28:14  
If this comes to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry.”

Matthew 28:15  
So they took the money and did as they were told. This saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continues until today.

Matthew 28:16  
But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had sent them.

Matthew 28:17  
When they saw him, they bowed down to him; but some doubted.

Matthew 28:18  
Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.

Matthew 28:19  
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 28:20  
teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

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