c. Bringing Forth Many Brothers
and Making His Father and God Theirs
1. Appearing to the Seekers
and Ascending to the Father
14 When she said these things, she turned backward and beheld Jesus standing there, yet she did not know that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking? She, supposing that He was the gardener, said to Him, Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.
16 Jesus said to her, Mary! She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, Rabboni! (which means Teacher).
17 Jesus said to her, Do not touch Me, for I have not yet 1ascended to the Father; but go to My 2abrothers and say to them, I bascend to My 3Father and your Father, and My God and your God.
18 Mary the Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, I have seen the Lord, and that He had said these things to her.