Suddenly there was a severe earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descending from heaven came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning,
and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were shaken
and became like dead men because they were so afraid of him. When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought aromatic spices so that they might go
and anoint him. But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large,
had been rolled back. Then as they went into the tomb,
they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side: and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene,
who was crucified. He has been raised! He is not here. Look, there is the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples, even Peter,
that he is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you.” And when they returned from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven
and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna,
Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them
who told these things to the apostles. But these words seemed
like pure nonsense to them, and they did not believe them. Then Peter and the other disciple
set out to go to the tomb. The two were running together,
but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down and saw the strips
of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter,
who had been following him, arrived and went right into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, and the face cloth, which had been
around Jesus’ head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth
but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple,
who had reached the tomb first, came in, and he saw and believed. (For they did not yet understand the scripture
that Jesus must rise from the dead.) So the disciples went back to their homes.