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Mark: 16
1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought aromatic oils intending to go and anoint him; 2 and very early on the Sunday morning, just after sunrise, they came to the tomb. 3 They were wondering among themselves who would roll away the stone for them from the entrance to the tomb, 4 when they looked up and saw that the stone, huge as it was, had been rolled back already. 5 They went into the tomb, where they saw a youth sitting on the right-hand side, wearing a white robe; and they were dumbfounded. 6 But he said to them, 'Fear nothing; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here; look, there is the place where they laid him. 7 But go and give this message to his disciples and Peter: "He will go on before you into Galilee and you will see him there, as he told you." ' 8 Then they went out and ran away from the tomb, beside themselves with terror. They said nothing to anybody, for they were afraid.

[At this point some of the most ancient manuscripts bring the book to a close.]

And they delivered all these instructions briefly to Peter and his companions. Afterwards Jesus himself sent out by them from east to west the sacred and imperishable message of eternal salvation.

Matthew: 28
1 THE SABBATH HAD PASSED, and it was about daybreak on Sunday, when Mary of Magdala and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 Suddenly there was a violent earthquake; an angel of the Lord descended from heaven; he came to the stone and rolled it away, and sat himself down on it. 3 His face shone like lightning; his garments were white as snow. 4 At the sight of him the guards shook with fear and lay like the dead.
5 The angel then addressed the women: 'You', he said, 'have nothing to fear. I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has been raised again, as he said he would be. Come and see the place where he was laid, 7 and then go quickly and tell his disciples: "He has been raised from the dead and is going on before you into Galilee; there you will see him." That is what I had to tell you.'
8 They hurried away from the tomb in awe and great joy, and ran to tell the disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus was there in their path. He gave them his greeting, and they came up and clasped his feet, falling prostrate before him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, 'Do not be afraid. Go and take word to my brothers that they are to leave for Galilee. They will see me there.'
Luke: 24
1 But on the Sunday morning very early they came to the tomb bringing the spices they had prepared. 2 Finding that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, 3 they went inside; but the body was not to be found. 4 While they stood utterly at a loss, all of a sudden two men in dazzling garments were at their side. 5 They were terrified, and stood with eyes cast down, but the men said, 'Why search among the dead for one who lives? 6 Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee, about the Son of Man: 7 how he must be given up into the power of sinful men and be crucified, and must rise again on the third day.' 8 Then they recalled his words 9 and, returning from the tomb, they reported all this to the Eleven and all the others.
10 The women were Mary of Magdala, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and they, with the other women, told the apostles. 11 But the story appeared to them to be nonsense, and they would not believe them."
12 Some manuscripts add: Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb, and, peering in, saw the wrappings and nothing more; and he went home amazed at what had happened.
John: 20
1 EARLY ON THE SUNDAY MORNING, while it was still dark, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance, 2 and ran to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. 'They have taken the Lord out of his tomb,' she cried, 'and we do not know where they have laid him.' 3 So Peter and the other set out and made their way to the tomb. 4 They were running side by side, but the other disciple out-ran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He peered in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but did not enter. 6 Then Simon Peter came up, following him, and he went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying, 7 and the napkin which had been over his head, not lying with the wrappings but rolled together in a place by itself. 8 Then the disciple who had reached the tomb first went in too, and he saw and believed, 9 until then they had not understood the scriptures, which showed that he must rise from the dead.
10 So the disciples went home again;

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