Chapter 28

The resurrection of Christ -- He sends forth the disciples.

1)In the end of the Sabbath day, as it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, early in the morning, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.

2)And behold, there had been a great earthquake; for two angels of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

3)And their countenance was like lightning, and their raiment white as snow; and for fear of them the keepers did shake, and became as though they were dead.

4)And the angels answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for we know that ye seek Jesus who was crucified.

5)He is not here; for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay; and go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him; lo, I have told you.

6)And they departed quickly from the sepulcher, with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

7)And as they went to tell his disciples, behold Jesus met them, saying, All hail!

8)And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

9)Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid; go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

10)Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

11)And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,

12)Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him while we slept.

13)And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

14)So they took the money, and did as they were taught; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

15)Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

16)And when they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.

17)And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

18)Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;

19)Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, unto the end of the world. Amen.