The resurrection of Christ. His commission to his disciples.
1 And *in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first
day of the week, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.
2 And behold there was a great earthquake. For an Angel of the Lord descended
from heaven: and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
3 And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow.
4 And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror, and became as
5 And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you: for I know
that you seek Jesus who was crucified:
6 He is not here; for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place
where the Lord was laid.
7 And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen: and behold
he will go before you into Galilee: there you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.
8 And they went out quickly from the sepulchre, with fear and great joy,
running to tell his disciples.
9 And behold Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up and took
hold of his feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then Jesus said to them: Be not afraid. Go, tell my brethren that they
go into Galilee, there they shall see me.
11 Now when they were departed, behold some of the guards came into the
city, and told the chief priests all things that had been done.
12 And they being assembled together with the ancients, having taken counsel,
they gave a great sum of money to the soldiers;
13 Saying: Say you, that his disciples came by night, and stole him away
when we were asleep.
14 And if the governor shall hear this, we will persuade him, and secure
15 So they, taking the money, did as they were taught. And this word was
spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day.
16 And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where
Jesus had appointed them.
17 And seeing him, they adored: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in
heaven and in earth.
19 *Going, therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.
1: about the year A.D. 33.; Mark xvi. 1.; John xx. 1.
19: Mark xvi. 15.