On the third day after Jesus was dead, Mary Magdalene and her friends came to the tomb early to pay respects for him. It was still dark, and Mary and her friends were worried that who will roll the stone away from the entrance to the tomb. For they knew the soldiers had made the tomb very secure that nobody can go in. When they came to the tomb they saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed.
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing 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.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She then recognised Jesus. Jesus told her to tell the other disciples that he is going to the Father. Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.
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