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Mar
13

The Greatest Story Now Rarely Told (2)


On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the door-stone had been taken away from the tomb. She ran and came to Simon Peter, and to John, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

Simon Peter and John ran together, and came to the tomb. And John, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there. Simon Peter followed him, went into the tomb, and he also saw the linen cloths lying there and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself.

risenAs yet they did not know the Scripture, that Jesus must rise again from the dead so the disciples went away to their own homes.

But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.

He said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him “Teacher!” Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.”

Mary Magdalene did as Jesus said and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

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