The Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 28:1-20
Matthew 28:2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
Matthew 28:3 His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow.
Matthew 28:4 The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men.
Matthew 28:5 Then the angel said to the women in reply, "Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified.
Matthew 28:6 He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
Matthew 28:7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.' Behold, I have told you."
Matthew 28:8 Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples.
Matthew 28:9 And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage.
Matthew 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me."
Matthew 28:11 While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had happened.
Matthew 28:12 They assembled with the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
Matthew 28:13 telling them, "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.'
Matthew 28:14 And if this gets to the ears of the governor, we will satisfy (him) and keep you out of trouble."
Matthew 28:15 The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present (day).
Matthew 28:16 The eleven 9 disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.
Matthew 28:17 When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.
Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Matthew 28:19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."