John 20
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The Resurrection
(Matthew 28:1–10; Mark 16:1–8; Luke 24:1–12)

1Vpon one daye of the Sabbath, came Mary Magdalene early (whe it was yet darcke) vnto the sepulcre, & sawe that the stone was take from the sepulcre. 2Then ranne she, & came to Symon Peter, and to ye other disciple, whom Iesus loued, and sayde vnto them: They haue take awaye the LORDE out of the sepulcre, & we can not tell where they haue layed him. 3The wete Peter forth and the other disciple, and came to the sepulcre. 4They rane both together, and that other disciple out rane Peter, and came first to the sepulcre, 5and loked in, and sawe the lynnen clothes layed. But he wete not in. 6The came Symon Peter after him, and wente in to the sepulcre, & sawe the lynne clothes lye, 7and the napkyn that was bounde aboute Iesus heade, not layed with the lynnen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by it self. 8The wete i also yt other disciple, which came first to ye sepulcre, & he sawe & beleued: 9for as yet they knewe not ye scriptures, yt it behoued hi to ryse agayne fro ye deed.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
(Mark 16:9–11)

10The wete ye disciples againe together.

11As for Mary, she stode before ye sepulcre & wepte without. Now as she wepte she loked in to the sepulcre, 12and sawe two angels in whyte garmentes syttinge, ye one at the heade, & the other at ye fete, where they had layed the body of Iesus. 13And they sayde vnto her: Woma, why wepest thou? She saide vnto the: They haue taken awaye my LORDE, & I wote not where they haue layed hi. 14And whan she had sayde yt, she turned her self backe, & sawe Iesus stondinge, & knewe not yt it was Iesus. 15Iesus sayde vnto her: Woman, why wepest thou? Whom sekest thou? She thought yt it had bene ye gardener, & sayde vnto him: Syr, yf thou hast borne him hence: then tell me where thou hast layed him? and I wil fetch hi. 16Iesus sayde vnto her: Mary. Then turned she her aboute, & sayde vnto him: Rabboni, yt is to saye: Master. 17Iesus sayde vnto her: Touche me not, for I am not yet ascended vnto my father. But go thou yi waye vnto my brethre & saye vnto the: I ascede vp vnto my father and yor father: to my God, & yor God. 18Mary Magdalene came, & tolde ye disciples: I haue sene the LORDE, & soch thinges hath he spoken vnto me.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples
(Luke 24:36–49; 1 John 1:1–4)

19The same Sabbath at eue wha ye disciples were gathered together, and the dores were shut for feare of ye Iewes, came Iesus, and stode i ye myddes, & sayde vnto the: Peace be wt you. 20And wha he had so sayde, he shewed the his hades & his syde. The were ye disciples glad, yt they sawe ye LORDE. 21The sayde Iesus vnto the agayne: Peace be with you. Like as my father sent me, eue so sede I you. 22And whan he had sayde yt, he brethed vpo the, and sayde vnto the: Receaue the holy goost. 23Whose synnes soeuer ye remytte, they are remytted vnto the: and whose synnes so euer ye retayne, they are retayned.

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24But Thomas one of the twolue which is called Didimus, was not wt the wha Iesus came. 25The sayde the other disciples vnto him: We haue sene the LORDE. But he sayde vnto the: Excepte I se in his handes the prynte of the nales, and put my hade in to his syde, I wil not beleue.

26And after eight dayes agayne were his disciples with in, & Thomas wt the. The came Iesus (wha ye dores were shutt) & stode in the myddes, & sayde: Peace be wt you. 27After yt sayde he vnto Thomas: Reach hither yi fynger, and se my handes, and reach hither yi hade, & put it i to my syde, & be not faithlesse, but beleue. 28Thomas answered, & sayde vnto him: My LORDE, and my God. 29Iesus sayde vnto him: Thomas, because thou hast sene me, thou hast beleued. Blessed are they, that se not, and yet beleue.

The Purpose of John’s Book

30Many other tokes dyd Iesus before his disciples, which are not wrytte in this boke. 31But these are wrytte, yt ye shulde beleue, yt Iesus is Christ the sonne of God, & that ye thorow beleue might haue life in his name.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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