1After Shabbat, as the next day was dawning, Miryam of Magdala and the other Miryam went to see the grave. 2Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, for an angel of Adonai came down from heaven, rolled away the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were as white as snow. 4The guards were so terrified at him that they trembled and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know you are looking for Yeshua, who was executed on the stake. 6He is not here, because he has been raised — just as he said! Come and look at the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell the talmidim, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and now he is going to the Galil ahead of you. You will see him there.’ Now I have told you.”
8So they left the tomb quickly, frightened yet filled with joy; and they ran to give the news to his talmidim. 9Suddenly Yeshua met them and said, “Shalom!” They came up and took hold of his feet as they fell down in front of him. 10Then Yeshua said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go and tell my brothers to go to the Galil, and they will see me there.”
11As they were going, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the head cohanim everything that had happened. 12Then they met with the elders; and after discussing the matter, they gave the soldiers a sizeable sum of money 13and said to them, “Tell people, ‘His talmidim came during the night and stole his body while we were sleeping.’ 14If the governor hears of it, we will put things right with him and keep you from getting in trouble.” 15The soldiers took the money and did as they were told, and this story has been spread about by Judeans till this very day.
16So the eleven talmidim went to the hill in the Galil where Yeshua had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they prostrated themselves before him; but some hesitated. 18Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age.”