0 SAB John 20

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 7:38

Trivia: How did Nathanael know that Jesus was the Son of God?



The missing body of Jesus

1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the sepulchre, and saw that the stone had been removed. [1]

2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

She ran to tell Peter and the disciple whom Jesus loved, [2]

and said to them,

They've taken the Lord away from the sepulchre,

and we don't know where they've put him.

So Peter and the other disciple ran to the sepulchre.
(The other disciple got there first.)

5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

They looked in and saw the linen clothes lying there.

9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

The disciples didn't yet know the scripture that said Jesus must rise from the dead. [3]

10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

Then the disciples went home.

Mary sees two angels

11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him.

But Mary looked into the sepulchre

and saw two angels dressed in white, [4]

sitting where the body of Jesus had been.

They said to her,

Woman, why are you crying?

She answered,

Because I don't know where they took my Lord.

Jesus appears to Mary (but doesn't let her touch him)

14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

Then she turned and saw Jesus standing there. [5]

But she didn't recognize him. [6]

15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

Jesus said to her,

Woman, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?

She answered, thinking he was the gardener,

Sir, if you've taken him away, tell me where you put him.

16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master

Jesus said to her, "Mary."

She said to him, "Master."

17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

Jesus said,

Don't touch me, [7]

because I haven't ascended to my Father. [8]

But go tell my brothers that I say to them,

I ascend to my Father and your Father,

to my God and your God. [9]

So she told the disciples that she had seen Jesus and that he said these things to her.

Jesus appears in a locked room

19Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

That evening, while the disciples were hiding from the Jews in a locked room, [10]

Jesus came and stood in middle of them, and said,
"Peace be with you."

20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.

Then he showed them his hands and his side,

and they were glad. [11]

21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

Jesus breathed on them and said,

Receive the Holy Ghost. [12]

23 Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

If you forgive someone's sins, they're forgiven.

If you don't forgive them, they're not forgiven.

Doubting Thomas

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

But Thomas wasn't with them when Jesus visited. [13]

25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

The other disciples said to him, "We've seen the Lord."

But he said to them, "Until I see the nail wounds on his hands and put my finger in them, and thrust my hand into his side, I won't believe."

26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

Eight days later, the disciples were again locked in a room.

This time Thomas was with them.

Jesus appeared again and stood in the middle of them. [14]

27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

He said to Thomas, "Put your finger in my nail wounds and shove your hand in my side. [15]

Don't be faithless anymore, but believe."

28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.

Thomas said,

My Lord and my God. [16]

29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Jesus said,

Thomas, because you've seen me, you believe.

Blessed are those who haven't seen, and yet believe. [17]

30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

Jesus did many other signs which aren't recorded in this book. [18]

31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Those that are written were written to help you believe that Jesus is the Son of God. [19]

And so you'll live through his name.


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