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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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Yohane 20:1-31

Yesu Owusɔreɛ

1Kwasiada anɔpahema, Maria Magdalene sɔre kɔɔ da no so kɔhunuu sɛ obi apire ɛboɔ no afiri ɔboda no ano. 2Ɔhunuu saa no, ɔde ahoɔherɛ kɔɔ Simon Petro ne osuani a Yesu dɔ no no nkyɛn kɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Nnipa bi akɔfa Awurade amu no afiri ɛda no mu na mennim faako a wɔde no akɔto!”

3Petro ne saa osuani yi tee asɛm no no, wɔtuu mmirika kɔɔ ɛda no so. 4Nanso, saa osuani yi maa ne mmirika mu yɛɛ den twaa Petro ho kɔduruu hɔ kane. 5Ɔduruu ɔboda no ano no, wanwura mu. Ɔbɔɔ ne mu ase hwɛɛ mu hunuu sɛ nwera a wɔde kyekyeree Yesu amu no gu hɔ. 6Simon Petro deɛ, ɔbɛduruu hɔ no, ɔwuraa ɔboda no mu. Ɔhunuu nwera a wɔde kyekyeree Yesu amu no sɛ ɛgu hɔ, 7a nwera a wɔde bɔɔ ne ti no nso gu baabi. 8Afei, osuani a ɔduruu ɔboda no ho kane no nso wuraa mu hunuu saa nneɛma no maa ɔgye diiɛ. 9Saa ɛberɛ no nyinaa na asuafoɔ baanu yi nnya ntee deɛ Atwerɛsɛm aka afa Yesu wusɔreɛ ho no ase. 10Afei, asuafoɔ no firii hɔ kɔɔ efie.

Yesu Yi Ne Ho Adi Kyerɛ Maria Magdalene

11Maria deɛ na ɔda so gyina ɔboda no ho resu. Ɔgu so resu no, ɔbɔɔ ne mu ase hwɛɛ ɔboda no mu, 12na ɔhunuu ɔsoro abɔfoɔ baanu a wɔhyehyɛ ntadeɛ fitafitaa a ɔbaako te atifi na ɔbaako nso te anafoɔ wɔ faako a na Yesu amu no da no.

13Wɔbisaa no sɛ, “Ɔbaa, adɛn na woresu sɛɛ yi?”

Maria de awerɛhoɔ buaa sɛ, “Nnipa bi abɛfa mʼAwurade na mennim faako a wɔde no akɔto.” 14Afei, ɔtwaa nʼani hwɛɛ nʼakyi na ɔhunuu sɛ na obi gyina hɔ a ɛyɛ Yesu, nanso na ɔnnim sɛ ɛyɛ ɔno.

15Yesu bisaa no sɛ, “Ɔbaa, adɛn enti na woresu sɛɛ yi? Hwan na worehwehwɛ no?”

Na Maria deɛ ɔsusu sɛ ɛyɛ turom hɔ hwɛfoɔ enti, ɔbisaa no sɛ, “Owura, sɛ wo na wofaa no firii ha a, mesrɛ wo, kyerɛ me faako a wode no akɔto na menkɔfa no.”

16Yesu frɛɛ no sɛ, “Maria!”

Maria twaa nʼani hwɛɛ no na ɔgyee so wɔ Hebri kasa mu sɛ, “Rabuni!” (a aseɛ ne “Ɔkyerɛkyerɛfoɔ”).

17Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Nsɔ me mu, ɛfiri sɛ, mennya nkɔɔ mʼAgya nkyɛn; kɔka kyerɛ mʼasuafoɔ no sɛ, meresane akɔ mʼAgya a ɔyɛ wɔn agya ne me Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ wɔn nso Onyankopɔn no nkyɛn.”

18Maria Magdalene firii hɔ kɔbɔɔ asuafoɔ no amaneɛ sɛ wahunu Awurade na ɔkaa asɛm a Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no no kyerɛɛ wɔn.

Yesu Yi Ne Ho Adi Kyerɛ Nʼasuafoɔ

19Saa ɛda no ara anwummerɛ a na ɛsiane Yudafoɔ mpanin no ho hu enti, asuafoɔ no ato wɔn ho ɛpono mu no, Yesu baa ɛdan no mu hɔ kyeaa wɔn sɛ, “Asomdwoeɛ nka mo.” 20Ɔkyeaa wɔn wieeɛ no, ɔde ne nsam ne ne mfem kyerɛɛ wɔn. Asuafoɔ no hunuu Awurade no, wɔn ani gyee yie.

21Yesu sane kyeaa wɔn bio sɛ, “Asomdwoeɛ nka mo.” Afei, ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Sɛdeɛ Agya no somaa me no, saa ara na me nso meresoma mo.” 22Yei akyi, ɔhome guu wɔn so kaa sɛ, “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

24Ɛberɛ a Yesu yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ asuafoɔ no, na Toma a wɔfrɛ no Ata a ɔyɛ asuafoɔ dumienu no mu baako no nni hɔ bi. 25Ɛberɛ a asuafoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Wɔahunu Awurade no!”

Wannye anni kaa sɛ, “Sɛ manhunu ne nsam ne ne mfem twa no na mamfa me nsa anka a, merennye nni da.”

26Nnawɔtwe akyi, asuafoɔ no sane hyiaeɛ bio a na Toma ka wɔn ho. Ɛwom sɛ na wɔatoto apono no mu deɛ, nanso Yesu sane baa hɔ kyeaa wɔn bio sɛ, “Asomdwoeɛ nka mo!” 27Afei, Yesu frɛɛ Toma ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Fa wo nsa bɛka me nsam ne me mfem. Nnye akyinnyeɛ bio. Gye di!”

28Toma de ahonuo kaa sɛ, “Wo ne mʼAwurade ne me Onyankopɔn!”

29Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Woahunu me no enti, na woagye adi; nhyira nka wɔn a wɔnhunuu me nanso wɔgye me di.”

30Yesu yɛɛ anwanwadeɛ ahodoɔ bebree kyerɛɛ nʼasuafoɔ no a wɔantwerɛ wɔ saa nwoma yi mu. 31Nanso, biribiara a wɔatwerɛ wɔ saa nwoma yi mu no, wɔatwerɛ sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a mobɛgye adi sɛ, Yesu ne Agyenkwa, ne Onyankopɔn Ba no; na sɛ mogye no di a, mobɛnya nkwa.