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John 20:1-31

The Empty Tomb

1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

3So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ”

18Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24Now Thomas (also known as Didymus20:24 Thomas (Aramaic) and Didymus (Greek) both mean twin.), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

29Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31But these are written that you may believe20:31 Or may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Yohane 20:1-31

Yesu Wusɔre

1Kwasida anɔpahema na Maria Magdalene sɔre kɔɔ ɔda no so kohuu sɛ obi apirew ɔbo no afi ɔboda no ano. 2Ohuu saa no ɔde ahoɔhare kɔɔ Simon Petro ne osuani a Yesu dɔ no no nkyɛn kɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Nnipa bi akɔfa Awurade amu no afi ɔda no mu na minnim faako a wɔde no akɔto!”

3Petro ne saa osuani yi tee asɛm no, wotuu mmirika kɔɔ ɔda no so. 4Nanso saa osuani yi maa ne mmirika mu yɛɛ den twaa Petro ho koduu hɔ kan. 5Oduu ɔboda no ano no, wanwura mu. Ɔbɔɔ ne mu ase hwɛɛ mu huu sɛ nwera a wɔde kyekyeree Yesu amu no gu hɔ. 6Simon Petro de, obeduu hɔ no, owuraa ɔboda no mu. Ohuu nwera a wɔde kyekyeree Yesu amu no sɛ egu hɔ, 7a dukuu a wɔde bɔɔ ne ti no nso gu baabi. 8Afei osuani a oduu ɔboda no ho kan no nso wuraa mu huu saa nneɛma no ma ogye dii. 9Saa bere no nyinaa na asuafo baanu yi nnya ntee nea Kyerɛwsɛm aka afa Yesu wusɔre ho no ase. 10Afei asuafo no fii hɔ kɔɔ fie.

Yesu Yi Ne Ho Adi Kyerɛ Maria Magdalene

11Nanso Maria de, na ɔda so gyina ɔboda no ho resu. Ogu so resu no, ɔbɔɔ ne mu ase hwɛɛ ɔboda no mu, 12na ohuu ɔsoro abɔfo baanu a wɔhyehyɛ ntade fitafitaa a ɔbaako te atifi na ɔbaako nso te anafo wɔ faako a na Yesu amu no da no.

13Wobisaa no se, “Ɔbea, adɛn na woresu sɛɛ yi?”

Maria de awerɛhow buae se, “Nnipa bi abɛfa mʼAwurade na minnim faako a wɔde no akɔto.” 14Afei otwaa nʼani hwɛɛ nʼakyi na ohuu sɛ obi gyina hɔ a ɛyɛ Yesu, nanso na onnim sɛ ɛyɛ ɔno.

15Yesu bisaa no se, “Ɔbea, adɛn nti na woresu sɛɛ yi? Hena na worehwehwɛ no?”

Na Maria de, osusuw sɛ ɛyɛ turo mu hɔ hwɛfo nti obisaa no se, “Owura, sɛ wo na wofaa no fii ha a, mesrɛ wo, kyerɛ me faako a wode no akɔto na menkɔfa no.”

16Yesu frɛɛ no se, “Maria!”

Maria twaa nʼani hwɛɛ no na ogyee so wɔ Hebri kasa mu se, “Rabuni!” (a ase ne “Kyerɛkyerɛfo”).

17Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Nso me mu, efisɛ minnya nkɔɔ mʼAgya nkyɛn ɛ; kɔka kyerɛ mʼasuafo no se, meresan akɔ mʼAgya a ɔyɛ wɔn agya ne me Nyankopɔn a ɔyɛ wɔn nso Nyankopɔn no nkyɛn.”

18Maria Magdalene fii hɔ kɔbɔɔ asuafo no amanneɛ se wahu Awurade na ɔkaa asɛm a Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no no kyerɛɛ wɔn.

Yesu Yi Ne Ho Adi Kyerɛ Nʼasuafo

19Saa da no ara anwummere a na esiane Yudafo mpanyin no ho hu nti, asuafo no ato wɔn ho pon mu no, Yesu baa ɔdan no mu hɔ kyiaa wɔn se, “Asomdwoe nka mo.” 20Okyiaa wɔn wiei no, ɔde ne nsam ne ne mfem kyerɛɛ wɔn. Asuafo no huu Awurade no, wɔn ani gyei yiye.

21Yesu san kyiaa wɔn bio se, “Asomdwoe nka mo!” Afei ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Sɛnea Agya no somaa me no, saa ara na me nso meresoma mo.” 22Ɔhome guu wɔn so kae se, “Honhom Kronkron no mmra mo so. 23Sɛ mode obi bɔne kyɛ no a, wɔde bɛkyɛ no; na sɛ moamfa obi bɔne ankyɛ no a, wɔremfa nkyɛ no.”

Yesu Yi Ne Ho Adi Kyerɛ Toma

24Bere a Yesu yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ asuafo no, na Toma a wɔfrɛ no Ata a ɔyɛ asuafo dumien no mu baako no nni hɔ bi. 25Bere a asuafo no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Wɔahu Awurade no!”

Wannye anni ma ɔkae se, “Sɛ manhu ne nsam ne ne mfem twa no na mamfa me nsa anka a, merennye nni da.”

26Asuafo no san hyiae wɔ nnaawɔtwe akyi a na Toma ka wɔn ho. Ɛwɔ mu sɛ na wɔatoto apon no mu de, nanso Yesu san baa hɔ, kyiaa wɔn bio se, “Asomdwoe nka mo!” 27Afei Yesu frɛɛ Toma ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Fa wo nsa bɛka me nsam ne me mfem. Nnye akyinnye bio. Gye di!”

28Toma de ahonu kae se, “Wo ne mʼAwurade ne me Nyankopɔn!”

29Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Woahu me no nti, na woagye adi; nhyira nka wɔn a wonhuu me nanso wogye di.”

30Yesu yɛɛ anwonwade ahorow bebree kyerɛɛ nʼasuafo no a wɔankyerɛw wɔ saa nhoma yi mu. 31Nanso biribiara a wɔakyerɛw wɔ saa nhoma yi mu no, wɔakyerɛw sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mubegye adi sɛ, Yesu ne Agyenkwa, ne Onyankopɔn Ba no; na sɛ mugye no di a, mubenya nkwa.