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.
120:1 Math 27:60, 66Na rĩrĩ, mũthenya wa mbere wa kwambĩrĩria kiumia rũciinĩ tene, kũrĩ o na nduma, Mariamu Mũmagidali nĩathiire mbĩrĩra-inĩ na akĩona ihiga rĩrĩa rĩarĩ mũromo-inĩ rĩrĩ rĩeherie. 220:2 Joh 13:23Nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩthiĩ atengʼerete kũrĩ Simoni Petero na mũrutwo ũrĩa ũngĩ, ũrĩa Jesũ endete, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Nĩmarutĩte Mwathani mbĩrĩra-inĩ, na tũtiũĩ harĩa mamũigĩte!”
320:3 Luk 24:12Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Petero na mũrutwo ũcio ũngĩ makiumagara marorete mbĩrĩra-inĩ. 4Marĩ o eerĩ magĩtengʼera, no mũrutwo ũcio ũngĩ agĩkĩria Petero ihenya, agĩkinya mbĩrĩra-inĩ mbere. 520:5 Joh 19:40Akĩinamĩrĩra, na akĩrora thĩinĩ, akĩona mataama ma gatani marĩ maige thĩ, no ndaatoonyire. 6Nake Simoni Petero, ũrĩa warĩ thuutha wake, agĩkinya na agĩtoonya mbĩrĩra thĩinĩ. Akĩona mataama ma gatani maigĩtwo hau, 720:7 Joh 11:44o hamwe na gĩtambaya kĩrĩa Jesũ ohetwo mũtwe agĩthikwo. Nakĩo gĩakũnjĩtwo gĩkaigwo kĩrĩ giiki, gĩtarĩ hamwe na mataama macio ma gatani. 8Thuutha ũcio mũrutwo ũcio ũngĩ, ũrĩa wakinyĩte mbĩrĩra-inĩ mbere, o nake agĩtoonya thĩinĩ. Akĩona na agĩĩtĩkia. 920:9 Math 22:29; Luk 24:26, 46(Nĩgũkorwo nginyagia hĩndĩ ĩyo matiakoretwo mataũkĩirwo nĩ Maandĩko atĩ Jesũ nĩarĩ ariũke kuuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ.)
Jesũ Kuumĩrĩra Mariamu Mũmagidali
10Arutwo acio magĩcooka makĩinũka kwao, 11no Mariamu akĩrũgama hau nja ya mbĩrĩra akĩrĩraga. O akĩrĩraga-rĩ, akĩinamĩrĩra, akĩrora mbĩrĩra thĩinĩ, 1220:12 Mar 16:5akĩona araika eerĩ marĩ na nguo njerũ, maikarĩte thĩ harĩa mwĩrĩ wa Jesũ waigĩtwo, ũmwe agaikara mũtwe-inĩ nake ũcio ũngĩ agaikara magũrũ-inĩ.
13Nao makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Mũtumia ũyũ, nĩ kĩĩ kĩrakũrĩria?”
Nake akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ ũndũ nĩmeheretie Mwathani wakwa mbĩrĩra-inĩ, na ndiũĩ harĩa mamũigĩte.” 1420:14 Mar 16:9; Joh 21:4O hĩndĩ ĩyo akĩĩhũgũra, akĩona Jesũ arũgamĩte hau, no ndaigana kũmenya atĩ aarĩ Jesũ.
15Nake Jesũ akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Mũtumia ũyũ, nĩ kĩĩ kĩrakũrĩria? Nũũ ũracaria?”
Mariamu agĩĩciiria atĩ ũcio aarĩ mũrĩmi wa mũgũnda, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Mũthuuri ũyũ, akorwo nĩwe ũmweheretie njĩĩra harĩa ũmũigĩte nĩguo thiĩ ngamuoe.”
16Nake Jesũ akĩmwĩta, “Mariamu!”
Nake akĩĩhũgũra akĩmwĩtĩka na Kĩhibirania atĩrĩ, “Raboni!” (naguo nĩ kuuga Mũrutani).
1720:17 Math 28:10; Joh 7:33Jesũ akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Ndũkae kũnyiita, nĩ ũndũ ndirĩ ndĩrambata thiĩ kũrĩ Baba! No rĩrĩ, thiĩ kũrĩ arutwo akwa, ũmeere atĩrĩ, ‘Nĩndĩracooka thiĩ kũrĩ Baba, na nowe Ithe wanyu, njooke kũrĩ Ngai wakwa, na nowe Ngai wanyu.’ ”
1820:18 Luk 24:10, 22, 23Mariamu Mũmagidali agĩthiĩ kũrĩ arutwo, akĩmatwarĩra ũhoro, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Nĩnyonete Mwathani!” Na akĩmeera atĩ nĩwe wamwĩrĩte maũndũ macio.
Jesũ Kuumĩrĩra Arutwo Ake
19Hwaĩ-inĩ wa mũthenya o ũcio wa mbere wa kwambĩrĩria kiumia, rĩrĩa arutwo maarĩ hamwe, na mĩrango ĩrĩ mĩhinge nĩ ũndũ wa gwĩtigĩra Ayahudi, Jesũ agĩũka akĩrũgama gatagatĩ-inĩ kao, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Gĩai na thayũ!” 2020:20 Joh 16:20, 22Aarĩkia kuuga ũguo akĩmoonia moko make na mbaru ciake. Nao arutwo makĩiyũrwo nĩ gĩkeno nĩ ũndũ wa kuona Mwathani.
21Na o rĩngĩ Jesũ akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Gĩai na thayũ! O ta ũrĩa Baba aandũmire, noguo o na niĩ ndamũtũma.” 22Na oiga ũguo, akĩmahuhĩrĩria mĩhũmũ yake, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Amũkĩrai Roho Mũtheru. 2320:23 Math 16:19; 18:18Arĩa othe mwarekera mehia mao, nĩmarĩrekagĩrwo, na arĩa othe mũtarĩrekagĩra, matirĩrekagĩrwo.”
Jesũ Kuumĩrĩra Toma
2420:24 Joh 11:16Na rĩrĩ, Toma (ũrĩa wetagwo Wa-mahatha), ũmwe wa arĩa ikũmi na eerĩ, ndaarĩ hamwe na arutwo rĩrĩa Jesũ okire. 2520:25 Joh 20:20Tondũ ũcio arutwo arĩa angĩ makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩtuonete Mwathani.”
Nowe akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Itoonete irema cia mĩcumarĩ moko-inĩ make, na ndoonyie kĩara gĩakwa hau irema-inĩ cia mĩcumarĩ, na njooke ndoonyie guoko mbaru-inĩ ciake, ndingĩĩtĩkia ũhoro ũcio.”
26Thuutha wa kiumia kĩmwe, arutwo ake maarĩ kũu nyũmba rĩngĩ, na Toma aarĩ hamwe nao. O na gũtuĩka mĩrango yarĩ mĩhinge-rĩ, Jesũ agĩũka, akĩrũgama gatagatĩ-inĩ kao, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Gĩai na thayũ!” 2720:27 Luk 24:40Agĩcooka akĩĩra Toma atĩrĩ, “Toonyia kĩara gĩaku haha; rora moko makwa. Tambũrũkia guoko gwaku ũgũikie mbaru-inĩ ciakwa. Tiga kũgĩa na nganja, ĩtĩkia.”
28Nake Toma akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Mwathani wakwa na Ngai wakwa!”
2920:29 1Pet 1:8Nake Jesũ akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Wetĩkia tondũ nĩwanyona. Kũrathimwo nĩ arĩa metĩkagia matonete.”
3020:30 Joh 21:25Jesũ nĩaringire ciama ingĩ nyingĩ akĩonagwo nĩ arutwo ake, iria itaandĩkĩtwo Ibuku-inĩ rĩĩrĩ. 3120:31 Joh 3:15No rĩrĩ, ici ciandĩkĩtwo nĩgeetha mwĩtĩkie atĩ Jesũ nĩwe Kristũ, Mũrũ wa Ngai, na atĩ na ũndũ wa gwĩtĩkia mũgĩe na muoyo thĩinĩ wa rĩĩtwa rĩake.