New International Version

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約翰福音 20:1-31

耶穌復活

1週日清晨,天還未亮,抹大拉瑪麗亞就來到墳墓前,發現封住墓口的石頭已經挪開了。 2她趕快跑去告訴西門·彼得和耶穌所愛的那個門徒,說:「有人把主從墳墓裡搬走了,不知放到哪裡去了。」

3彼得和那個門徒聽了就出去,往墳墓那邊跑。 4兩個人一起跑,但那個門徒比彼得跑得快,所以先到了墳墓。 5他並沒有進去,只是探頭往裡看,看見細麻布還在那裡。 6西門·彼得隨後也來了,他進到裡邊,看到細麻布放在那裡, 7耶穌的裹頭巾則捲著放在另一處,沒有和細麻布放在一起。 8先到的那個門徒也進來了,看見這種情形,就信了。 9因為他們還不明白聖經上有關耶穌必要從死裡復活的話。 10然後,他們各自回家去了。

11瑪麗亞卻站在墳墓外面哭泣,邊哭邊往墳墓裡面看, 12看見兩個穿著白衣的天使分別坐在原來安放耶穌遺體的頭腳兩端。

13天使對她說:「婦人,你為什麼哭呢?」

她說:「有人把我的主搬走了,不知道放在什麼地方。」 14說完,她轉過身來,看見耶穌站在那裡,但她不知道那就是耶穌。

15耶穌問她:「婦人,你為什麼哭?你在找誰?」

瑪麗亞還以為祂是園丁,就說:「先生,如果是你把祂搬走了,請告訴我放在哪裡了,我好搬回來。」

16耶穌說:「瑪麗亞。」

瑪麗亞立即轉過頭來用希伯來話對祂說:「拉波尼!」拉波尼的意思是老師。

17耶穌說:「不要拉著我,我還沒有升到父那裡。你先去找我的眾弟兄,告訴他們我要升天去見我的父,也是你們的父;去見我的上帝,也是你們的上帝。」

18抹大拉瑪麗亞就去向門徒報訊,說:「我看見主了!」又把主對她說的話告訴門徒。

向門徒顯現

19當天晚上,即週日晚上,門徒因為害怕猶太人,把房門都關上了。忽然,耶穌來了,站在他們當中,對他們說:「願你們平安!」 20說完,讓他們看祂的手和肋旁。門徒看見主,十分歡喜。

21耶穌又說:「願你們平安。父怎樣差遣我,我也照樣差遣你們。」 22然後祂向他們吹了一口氣,說:「你們領受聖靈吧! 23你們赦免誰的罪,誰的罪就得到赦免;你們不赦免誰的罪,誰的罪就得不到赦免。」

向多馬顯現

24耶穌顯現的時候,十二個門徒中綽號「雙胞胎」的多馬不在場。 25其他門徒告訴他:「我們看見主了!」可是多馬說:「除非我親眼看見祂手上的釘痕,用手摸到祂手上的釘痕和祂的肋旁,否則我決不信。」

26過了八天,門徒又聚在一起,多馬也在,門都關著。突然耶穌來了,站在他們當中說:「願你們平安!」 27然後對多馬說:「把你的指頭放在我手上摸摸看,伸出手來摸摸我的肋旁。不要懷疑,要信!」

28多馬回答說:「我的主,我的上帝!」

29耶穌說:「你看見我才信,那些沒有看見就信的人有福了。」

30耶穌在門徒面前還行了許多神蹟,只是沒有記在這本書裡。 31而記載這些事的目的是為了使你們相信耶穌就是基督,是上帝的兒子,並且使你們這些信祂的人可以靠祂的名得到生命。