V. The King's Victory
1 aNow late on the Sabbath, as it began to 1dawn toward the 2bfirst day of the week, cMary the Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.
2 And behold, there was a great 1earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended out of heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.
3 And his appearance was like alightning, and his garment as bwhite as snow.
4 And for fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you are seeking Jesus, the crucified.
6 1He is not here, for He has been araised, even as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.
7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He has been raised from the dead, and behold, He goes before you into 1aGalilee. There you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.
8 And they went away quickly from the tomb with 1fear and great joy and ran to report this to His disciples.
9 And behold, Jesus 1met them, saying, 2Rejoice! And they came to Him and took hold of His feet and aworshipped Him.
10 Then Jesus said to them, Do not be afraid. Go and report to My 1abrothers that they should go into 2bGalilee, and there they will see Me.
11 And as they were going, behold, some from the aguard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened.
12 And after the chief priests had gathered with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
13 Saying, Say this, 1His disciples came by night and astole Him away while we slept.
14 And if this comes to the agovernor's ears, we will 1persuade him and make sure that you have nothing to worry about.
15 And they took the money and did as they were instructed. And this account has been widely 1spread among the Jews until this very day.