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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዮሐንስ 20:1-31

ኢየሱስ ከሞት ተነሣ

20፥1-8 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 28፥1-8፤ ማር 16፥1-8፤ ሉቃ 24፥1-10

1በሳምንቱ የመጀመሪያ ቀን፣ በማለዳ ገና ጨለማ ሳለ፣ መግደላዊት ማርያም ወደ መቃብሩ ሄደች፤ ድንጋዩም ከመቃብሩ መግቢያ ተንከባሎ አየች። 2ስለዚህም ወደ ስምዖን ጴጥሮስና ኢየሱስ ይወደው ወደ ነበረው ሌላው ደቀ መዝሙር እየሮጠች መጥታ፣ “ጌታን ከመቃብር አውጥተው ወስደውታል፤ የት እንዳኖሩትም አናውቅም” አለቻቸው።

3“ከዚያም ጴጥሮስና ሌላው ደቀ መዝሙር ወጥተው ወደ መቃብሩ ሄዱ። 4ሁለቱም ይሮጡ ነበር፤ ሌላው ደቀ መዝሙርም ጴጥሮስን ቀድሞት ከመቃብሩ ደረሰ። 5ጐንበስ ብሎ ሲመለከት ከተልባ እግር የተሠራውን ከፈን በዚያው እንዳለ አየ፤ ወደ መቃብሩ ግን አልገባም። 6ይከተለው የነበረው ስምዖን ጴጥሮስ ደረሰና ወደ መቃብሩ ገባ፤ እርሱም ከተልባ እግር የተሠራውን ከፈን አየ፤ 7እንዲሁም በኢየሱስ ራስ ላይ ተጠምጥሞ የነበረውን ጨርቅ አየ፤ ይህም ጨርቅ ከከፈኑ ተለይቶ እንደ ተጠቀለለ ነበር። 8ከዚያም አስቀድሞ ከመቃብሩ የደረሰው ሌላው ደቀ መዝሙር ወደ ውስጥ ገባ፤ አይቶም አመነ፤ 9ይኸውም ኢየሱስ ከሙታን መነሣት እንዳለበት ገና ከመጽሐፍ ስላልተረዱ ነበር።

ኢየሱስ ለመግደላዊት ማርያም ታየ

10ከዚያም በኋላ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ተመልሰው ወደ የቤታቸው ሄዱ፤ 11ማርያም ግን ከመቃብሩ ውጭ ቆማ ታለቅስ ነበር፤ እያለቀሰችም መቃብሩን ለማየት ጐንበስ አለች። 12የኢየሱስ ሥጋ በነበረበት ቦታ፣ ነጫጭ ልብስ የለበሱ ሁለት መላእክት አንዱ በራስጌ ሌላው በግርጌ ተቀምጠው አየች።

13እነርሱም፣ “አንቺ ሴት፤ ለምን ታለቅሻለሽ?” ብለው ጠየቋት።

እርሷም፣ “ጌታዬን ወስደውታል፤ የት እንዳኖሩትም አላውቅም” አለች። 14ይህን ብላ ዘወር ስትል ኢየሱስ በዚያው ቆሞ አየች፤ ኢየሱስ መሆኑን ግን አላወቀችም።

15እርሱም፣ “አንቺ ሴት፤ ለምን ታለቅሻለሽ? ማንንስ ትፈልጊአለሽ?” አላት።

እርሷም የአትክልቱ ቦታ ጠባቂ መስሎአት፣ “ጌታዬ፤ አንተ ወስደኸው ከሆነ፣ እባክህ እንድወስደው፣ የት እንዳኖርኸው ንገረኝ” አለችው።

16ኢየሱስም፣ “ማርያም” አላት።

እርሷም፣ ወደ እርሱ ዘወር ብላ በአራማይክ ቋንቋ፣ “ረቡኒ” አለችው፤ ትርጒሙም “መምህር ሆይ” ማለት ነው።

17ኢየሱስም፣ “ገና ወደ አብ ስላላረግሁ፣ አትንኪኝ፤ ይልቁንስ ወደ ወንድሞቼ ሄደሽ፣ ‘ወደ አባቴና ወደ አባታችሁ፣ ወደ አምላኬና ወደ አምላካችሁ ዐርጋለሁ’ ብሎአል ብለሽ ንገሪአቸው” አላት።

18መግደላዊት ማርያምም፣ ወደ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ መጥታ፣ “ጌታን እኮ አየሁት!” አለች፤ እርሱ ያላትንም ነገረቻቸው።

ኢየሱስ ለደቀ መዛሙርቱ ታየ

19በዚያኑ ዕለት፣ በሳምንቱ መጀመሪያ ቀን በምሽት፣ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ አይሁድን በመፍራት በሮቹን ቈልፈው ተሰብስበው ሳለ፣ ኢየሱስ መጣና በመካከላቸው ቆሞ፣ “ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን” አላቸው። 20ይህንም ብሎ እጆቹንና ጐኑን አሳያቸው፤ ደቀ መዛሙርትም ጌታን ባዩት ጊዜ እጅግ ደስ አላቸው።

21ኢየሱስም እንደ ገና፣ “ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን፤ አብ እኔን እንደ ላከኝ፣ እኔም እናንተን እልካችኋለሁ” አላቸው። 22ይህን ካለ በኋላም፣ እፍ አለባቸውና እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “መንፈስ ቅዱስን ተቀበሉ፤ 23የሰዎችን ኀጢአት ይቅር ብትሉ፣ ኀጢአታቸው ይቅር ይባልላቸዋል፤ ኀጢአታቸውን ይቅር ባትሉ ግን፣ ይቅር አይባልላቸውም።”

ኢየሱስ ለቶማስ ታየ

24በዚህ ጊዜ ከዐሥራ ሁለቱ አንዱ የሆነው፣ ዲዲሞስ የተባለው ቶማስ፣ ኢየሱስ በመጣ ጊዜ ከደቀ መዛሙርቱ ጋር አልነበረም። 25ሌሎች ደቀ መዛሙርትም፣ “ጌታን አየነው እኮ!” አሉት።

እርሱ ግን፣ “በምስማር የተቸነከሩትን የእጆቹን ምልክቶች ካላየሁ፣ ምስማሮቹ በነበሩበት ቦታ ጣቴን ካላደረግሁ፣ በጐኑም እጄን ካላስገባሁ አላምንም” አለ።

26ከስምንት ቀን በኋላም፣ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ በቤት ውስጥ ነበሩ፤ ቶማስም ከእነርሱ ጋር ነበር፤ በሮቹ ተቈልፈው ነበር፤ ኢየሱስ ግን መጥቶ በመካከላቸው ቆመና፣ “ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን” አላቸው። 27ከዚያም ቶማስን፣ “ጣትህን ወደዚህ አምጣ፤ እጆቼንም ተመልከት፤ እጅህን ዘርጋና በጐኔ አስገባ፤ አትጠራጠር፤ እመን” አለው።

28ቶማስም፣ “ጌታዬ፤ አምላኬም!” አለው።

29ኢየሱስም፣ “አንተ ስላየኸኝ አምነሃል፤ ሳያዩ የሚያምኑ ግን ብፁዓን ናቸው” አለው።

30ኢየሱስ በዚህ መጽሐፍ ያልተጻፉ ሌሎች አያሌ ታምራዊ ምልክቶችን በደቀ መዛሙርቱ ፊት አድርጓል፤ 31ነገር ግን ኢየሱስ እርሱ ክርስቶስ፣ የእግዚአብሔርም ልጅ እንደሆነ ታምኑ20፥31 አንዳንድ ቅጆች በማመን እንድትድኑ ይላሉ ዘንድ፣ አምናችሁም በስሙ ሕይወት እንዲኖራችሁ ይህ ተጽፎአል።