The Gospel According to St Matthew

Chapter 28

Christ the Lord is risen—He appears to many—He has all power in heaven and earth—He sends the Apostles to teach and baptize all nations.

 aIn the end of the bsabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for athe bangel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

 aHis bcountenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

 aAnd the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

 He is not here: for he is arisen, as he said. Come, see the place where the bLord lay.

 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

 ¶And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, aJesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

 10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

 11 ¶Now when they were going, behold, some of the awatch came into the city, and bshewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

 12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave alarge money unto the soldiers,

 13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

 14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and asecure you.

 15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

 16 ¶Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some adoubted.

 18 And aJesus came and spake unto them, saying, All bpower is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

 19 ¶Go ye therefore, and ateach all bnations, cbaptizing them in the name of the dFather, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

 20 aTeaching them to bobserve all things whatsoever I have ccommanded you: and, lo, dI am with you alway, even unto the eend of the world. Amen.