He Is Risen
1Now #Matt. 28:1–8; Luke 24:1–10; John 20:1–8when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome #Luke 23:56; John 19:39bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. 2#Luke 24:1; John 20:1Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” 4But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large. 5#Luke 24:3; John 20:11, 12And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
6#Ps. 16:10; 49:15; Hos. 6:2; Matt. 28:6; Mark 9:31; Luke 24:6But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. 7But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, #Matt. 26:32; 28:16, 17; Mark 14:28as He said to you.”
8So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. #Matt. 28:8And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord
9Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, #Luke 8:2out of whom He had cast seven demons. 10#Luke 24:10She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. 11#Matt. 28:17; Luke 24:11, 41; John 20:25And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.
Jesus Appears to Two Disciples
12After that, He appeared in another form #Luke 24:13–35to two of them as they walked and went into the country. 13And they went and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either.
The Great Commission
14#Luke 24:36; John 20:19, 26; 1 Cor. 15:5Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15#Matt. 28:19; (John 15:16; Acts 1:8); Col. 1:6And He said to them, “Go into all the world #(Col. 1:23)and preach the gospel to every creature. 16#(John 3:18, 36; Acts 2:38; 16:30, 31; Rom. 10:8–10)He who believes and is baptized will be saved; #(John 12:48)but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17And these #Acts 5:12signs will follow those who believe: #Mark 9:38; Luke 10:17; Acts 5:16; 8:7; 16:18; 19:12In My name they will cast out demons; #(Acts 2:4; 1 Cor. 12:10)they will speak with new tongues; 18#(Luke 10:19); Acts 28:3–6they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; #(Acts 5:15); James 5:14they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand
19So then, #Acts 1:2, 3after the Lord had spoken to them, He was #Ps. 68:18; Luke 9:51; 24:51; John 6:62; 20:17; Acts 1:2, 9–11; (1 Tim. 3:16; Rev. 4:2)received up into heaven, and #(Ps. 110:1); Luke 22:69; (Acts 7:55); 1 Pet. 3:22sat down at the right hand of God. 20And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them #Acts 5:12; (1 Cor. 2:4, 5; Heb. 2:4)and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.