These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that, believing, you may have life in his name ~John 20:31
CHAPTER 20: VERSE 1
But on the first of the week, Mary Magdalene comes to the
sepulcher early, it being yet dark, and sees the stone taken
away from the sepulcher.
She therefore runs and comes to Simon Peter, and to the
other disciple whom Jesus loved, and says to them:
They have taken away the Lord out
of the sepulcher, and we know not
where they have laid him.
Thereupon Peter went forth and the other disciple, and came
to the sepulcher.
But the two ran together; and the other disciple outran
Peter, and came first to the sepulcher;
…and having stooped down, he saw the linen cloths lying:
however he went not in.
Then comes Simon Peter following him; and he went into the
sepulcher, and saw the linen cloths lying,
…and the handkerchief, which was on his head, not lying
with the linen cloths, but folded up in a place by itself.
Therefore, the other disciple also that came first to the
sepulcher then went in, and saw and believed;
…for they not yet knew the scripture, that he must rise
from the dead.
The disciples then went away again to their homes.
But Mary stood without at the sepulcher weeping. Then as she
wept, she stooped down and looked into the sepulcher,
…and saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head and
one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
They say to her:
Woman, why weepest thou?
She says to them:
They have taken away my Lord, and I
know not where they have laid him.
Having said these things, she turned back, and saw Jesus
standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
Jesus says to her:
Woman, why weepest thou? Whom
She, supposing that he was the gardener, says to him:
Sir, if thou hast borne him away,
tell me where thou hast laid him,
and I will take him away.
Jesus said to her:
She turned and said to him in Hebrew:
which is called, Teacher.
Jesus says to her:
Touch me not; for I have not yet
ascended to my Father; but go to my
brethren and say to them: I ascend
to my Father and your Father, and
to my God and your God.
Mary Magdalene comes and tells the disciples:
I have seen the Lord; and that he
had said these things to her.
When therefore evening had come on that day, the first of
the week, and the doors had been closed where the disciples
were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the
midst, and said to them:
Peace to you.
And having said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
Thereupon the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
He then said to them again:
Peace to you; as the Father has
sent me, I also send you.
And having said this, he breathed on them and said to them:
Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whosesoever sins you forgive, they
are forgiven them; whosesoever sins
you retain, they are retained.
But Thomas, who is called Didymus, one of the twelve, was
not with them when Jesus came.
The other disciples therefore said to him:
We have seen the Lord.
But he said to them:
Unless I see in his hands the print
of the nails, and put my finger
into the place of the nails, and
put my hand into his side, I will
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and
Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut,
and stood in the midst, and said:
Peace to you.
Then he says to Thomas:
Reach hither thy finger, and behold
my hands, and reach thy hand, and
put it into my side, and be not
faithless, but believing.
Thomas answered and said to him:
My Lord and my God.
Jesus says to him:
Because thou hast seen me, thou
hast believed: blessed are they
that, though not seeing, have yet
Many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his
disciples, which are not written in this book;
…but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God, and that, believing, you may
have life in his name.