||11 but Mary stood at the tomb outside, weeping. As she wept, she peered into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 They said to her, 'Why are you weeping?' She answered, 'They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have laid him.' 14 With these words she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but did not recognize him. 15 Jesus said to her, 'Why are you weeping? Who is it you are looking for?' Thinking it was the gardener, she said, 'If it is you, sir, who removed him, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.' 16 Jesus said, 'Mary!' She turned to him and said, 'Rabbuni!' (which is Hebrew for 'My Master'). 17 Jesus said, 'Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers, and tell them that I am now ascending to my Father and your Father, my God and your God.' 18 Mary of Magdala is went to the disciples with her news: 'I have seen the Lord!' she said, and gave them his message.
19 Late that Sunday evening, when the disciples were together behind locked doors, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them. 'Peace be with you!' he said, 20 and then showed them his hands and his side. So when the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy. 21 Jesus repeated, 'Peace be with you!', and then said, 'As the Father sent me, so I send you.' 22 He then breathed on them, saying, 'Receive the Holy Spirit! 23 If you forgive any man's sins, they stand forgiven; if you pronounce them unforgiven, unforgiven they remain.'
24 One of the Twelve, Thomas, that is 'the Twin', was not with the rest when Jesus came. 25 So the disciples told him, 'We have seen the Lord.' He said, 'Unless I see the mark of the nails on his hands, unless I put my finger into the place where the nails were, and my hand into his side, I will not believe it.'
26 A week later his disciples were again in the room, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them, saying, 'Peace be with you!' 27 Then he said to Thomas, 'Reach your finger here: see my hands; reach your hand here and put it into my side; be unbelieving no longer, but believe.' 28 Thomas said, 'My Lord and my God!' 29 Jesus said, 'Because you have seen me you have found faith. Happy are they who never saw me and yet have found faith.'
30 There were indeed many other signs that Jesus performed in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 Those here written have been recorded in order that you may hold the faith that Jesus is the Christ, the Son .of God, and that through this faith you may possess eternal life by his name.
1 SOME TIME LATER, Jesus showed himself to his disciples once again, by the Sea of Tiberias; and in this way. 2 Simon Peter and Thomas 'the Twin' were together with Nathanael of Cana-in-Galilee. The sons of Zebedee and two other disciples were also there. 3 Simon Peter said, 'I am going out fishing.' 'We will go with you', said the others. So they started and got into the boat. But that night they caught nothing.
4 Morning came, and there stood Jesus on the beach, s but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 He called out to them, 'Friends, have you caught anything?' They answered 'No.' 6 He said, 'Shoot the net to starboard, and you will make a catch.' They did so, and found they could not haul the net aboard, there were so many fish in it. 7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, 'It is the Lord!' When Simon Peter heard that, he wrapped his coat about him (for he had stripped) and plunged into the sea. 8 The rest of them came on in the boat, towing the net full of fish; for they were not far from land, only about 100 cubits.
9 When they came ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish laid on it, and some bread. 10 Jesus said, 'Bring some of your catch.' 11 Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to land, full of big fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and yet, many as they were, the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said, 'Come and have breakfast.' None of the disciples dared to ask 'Who are you?' They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus now came up, took the bread, and gave it to them, and the fish in the same way.
14 This makes the third time that Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection from the dead. 15 After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon son of John, do you love me more than all else?' 'Yes, Lord,' he answered, 'you know that I love you.' 'Then feed my lambs', he said. 16 A second time he asked, 'Simon son of John, do you love me?' 'Yes, Lord, you know I love you.' 'Then tend my sheep.' 17 A third time he said, 'Simon son of John, do you love me?' Peter was hurt that he asked him a third time, 'Do you love me?' 'Lord,' he said, 'you know everything; you know I love you.' Jesus said, 'Feed my sheep.
18 'And further, I tell you this in very truth: when you were young you fastened your belt about you and walked where you chose; but when you are old you will stretch out your arms, and a stranger will bind you fast, and carry you where you have no wish to go.' 19 He said this to indicate the manner of death by which Peter was to glorify God. Then he added, 'Follow me.'
20 Peter looked round, and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following-the one who at supper had leaned back close to him to ask the question, 'Lord, who is it that will betray you?' 21 When he caught sight of him, Peter asked, 'Lord, what will happen to him?' 22 Jesus said, 'If it should be my will that he wait until I come, what is it to you? Follow me.'
23 That saying of Jesus became current in the brotherhood, and was taken to mean that that disciple would not die.
But in fact Jesus did not say that he would not die;
he only said, 'If it should be my will that he wait until I come, what is it to you?' 24 It is this same disciple who attests what has here been written.
It is in fact he who wrote it, and we know that his testimony is true. 25 There is much else that Jesus did.
If it were all to be recorded in detail, I suppose the whole world would not hold the books that would be written.
||9 [Some manuscripts add this paragraph, which in one of them is the conclusion of the book.]
When he had risen from the dead early on Sunday morning he appeared first to Mary of Magdala, from whom he had formerly cast out seven devils. 10 She went and carried the news to his mourning and sorrowful followers, 11 but when they were told that he was alive and that she had seen him they did not believe it.