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Matthew 28

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Jesus Rises From the Dead
1After the Sabbath day was over, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came back to the tomb.
2Just then there was a powerful earthquake. An angel of the Lord came down from heaven, went over to the tomb, rolled back the stone, and sat down on it. 3His body shone like lightning and his clothes were as white as snow. 4The guards were so afraid of him that they trembled and became limp, as if they were dead.
5The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know you’re looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He’s not here. He has risen, just as he said he would! Come and see the place where he was lying. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead! He will go ahead of you to Galilee, and you’ll see him there.’ It will be as I’ve told you.”
8So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid but filled with joy. They ran to tell the disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Good morning!” They came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee. They’ll see me there.”
The Guards Report to the Chief Priests
11While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported everything that had happened to the chief priests. 12So the chief priests met with the elders and came up with a plan. They gave the soldiers a large amount of money 13and told them to say, “His disciples came during the night and stole his body while we were sleeping.” They added, 14“If the governor hears this report, we’ll make sure you don’t get into trouble.” 15So the soldiers took the money and did as they were told, and their story is still being told among the Jews to this day.
Jesus’ Final Words to His Disciples
16Then the 11 disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him, though some still had their doubts. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19So go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. 20Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I will always be with you, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28

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Jesus came alive again
1On Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene, and another woman that was called Mary, they got up really early and went to look at the cave that had Jesus’s body. 2Suddenly there was a big earthquake. One of God’s angel messengers came down from heaven, and he rolled the big stone away from the cave, and he sat on top of it. 3His face was bright and shiny, like lightning. His clothes were really white, like snow. 4The soldiers that were guarding the cave were really frightened. They fell down on the ground like dead men, and they couldn’t move.
5Then the angel said to the women, “Don’t be frightened. I know that you are looking for Jesus, the man they killed on a cross. 6But he is not here. God made him alive again. Remember, Jesus told you that this was going to happen. Come over here and see the place where he was lying. 7Now you have to go quickly to his followers. Tell them, ‘Jesus is alive again, and he is going to Galilee country ahead of you mob. You have to go and see him there.’ So go quickly now, and tell them.”
8Then the women ran quickly away from that cave. They were really frightened, but they were really happy too. They got up to run to Jesus’s other followers, to tell them the angel’s message. 9But Jesus met them half-way and called out, “Hello.” They went up to Jesus and showed him strong respect. They even got down and held on to his feet. 10Then Jesus said, “Don’t be frightened. Go and tell my other followers to go back to Galilee country, and they will see me there.”
The guards told the Jewish leaders what happened
11While the women were going away, some of the soldier guards went into the city and told the bosses of the Jewish ceremonies everything that happened at the cave. 12Then the ceremony bosses called a meeting with the Jewish elders. They all agreed to give the soldiers a lot of money to get them to tell a lie. 13They told the soldiers, “You have to tell everyone, ‘Jesus’s followers came in the night, while we were asleep, and they stole his body.’ 14If anyone tells the boss, Pilate, about this, then we’ll talk to him and tell him that you didn’t do anything wrong, so he will not give you any trouble.” 15The soldiers took the money, and they told everyone that lie, like the leaders told them to say. So a lot of Jewish people heard that story, and some of them still tell that lie to other people.
Jesus’s followers have to tell everyone in the world about him
16The women told Jesus’s message to his 11 special workers. Then those men remembered that Jesus told them to meet him on a mountain in Galilee, so they went there.#Matthew 26:32; Mark 14:28 17They saw Jesus there, and they felt really happy, and they showed him strong respect. But some of them were thinking, “Is this really Jesus? I don’t know.”
18Then Jesus said to them, “God, my father, has made me boss over everything now. I’m boss over everything up in heaven. And I’m boss over everything down here on the earth. 19So go out to all the people in the world, and tell them about me. Teach those people to follow my way, and baptise them with water to show that they belong to the father, and the son, and the Holy Spirit. 20You have to teach them to do everything that I told you to do. And remember this, I will be with you all the time. I will be with you to help you, right up until the time when this world will finish.”