7. Resurrecting in Divine Glory
a. Leaving the Old Creation in the Tomb
as a Testimony Provided by His Appreciators
and Discovered by His Seekers
1 aNow on the 1bfirst cday of the week, Mary the Magdalene 2came early to the tomb while it was yet dark and saw the stone taken away from the tomb.
2 She ran therefore and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved and said to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.
3 Peter therefore went forth, as well as the other disciple, and came to the tomb.
4 And the two ran together, yet the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came first to the tomb.
5 And stooping to look in, he saw the 1linen cloths lying there; however, he did not enter.
6 Then Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered into the tomb; and he beheld the linen cloths lying there
7 And the 1handkerchief which had been over His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded up in one place apart.
8 At that time therefore the other disciple also, who came first to the tomb, entered, and he saw and believed;
9 For as yet they did not understand the aScripture, that He had to 1brise from among the dead.
10 The disciples therefore went away again to their own home.
b. Testified by Angels Sent by God
11 But Mary stood outside at the tomb 1weeping. Then as she wept, she stooped to look into the tomb
12 And beheld two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13 And they said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? She said to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.