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.
Kufufuka Kwa Yesu
(Mathayo 28:1-8; Marko 16:1-8; Luka 24:1-12)
120:1 Lk 8:2; Yn 19:25; Mt 27:60, 66Alfajiri na mapema siku ya kwanza ya juma, kulipokuwa kungali giza bado, Maria Magdalene alikwenda kaburini na kukuta lile jiwe limeondolewa penye ingilio. 220:2 Yn 13:23Hivyo akaja akikimbia kwa Simoni Petro pamoja na yule mwanafunzi mwingine ambaye Yesu alimpenda, na kusema, “Wamemwondoa Bwana kaburini, na hatujui walikomweka!”
320:3 Lk 24:12Petro na yule mwanafunzi mwingine wakaondoka mara kuelekea kaburini. 4Wote wawili walikuwa wanakimbia, lakini yule mwanafunzi mwingine akakimbia mbio zaidi kuliko Petro, akatangulia kufika kaburini. 520:5 Yn 20:11; 19:40Alipofika, akainama na kuchungulia mle kaburini, akaona vile vitambaa vya kitani mle ndani, lakini hakuingia. 6Ndipo Simoni Petro akaja, akimfuata nyuma akaenda moja kwa moja hadi ndani ya kaburi. Naye akaona vile vitambaa vya ile sanda vikiwa pale chini 720:7 Yn 11:44na kile kitambaa kilichokuwa kichwani mwa Yesu. Kitambaa hicho kilikuwa kimekunjwa mahali pa peke yake, mbali na vile vitambaa vya kitani vya ile sanda. 820:8 Yn 20:4Kisha yule mwanafunzi aliyetangulia kufika kaburini naye akaingia ndani, akaona, akaamini, 920:9 Mt 22:29; Yn 2:22; Lk 24:26; Mdo 2:24(kwa kuwa mpaka wakati huo walikuwa bado hawajaelewa kutoka Maandiko kwamba ilikuwa lazima Yesu afufuke kutoka kwa wafu).
10Kisha hao wanafunzi wakaondoka wakarudi nyumbani kwao.
Yesu Anamtokea Maria Magdalene
(Mathayo 28:9-10; Marko 16:9-11)
1120:11 Yn 20:5Lakini Maria Magdalene akasimama nje ya kaburi akilia. Alipokuwa akilia, akainama, kuchungulia mle kaburini, 1220:12 Mk 16:5; Mdo 10:30naye akaona malaika wawili wamevaa mavazi meupe, wameketi pale mwili wa Yesu ulipokuwa umelazwa, mmoja upande wa kichwani na mwingine upande wa miguuni.
1320:13 Yn 20:2, 15Wakamuuliza Maria, “Mwanamke, mbona unalia?”
Akawaambia, “Nalia kwa kuwa wamemchukua Bwana wangu na sijui walikomweka.” 1420:14 Mt 28:9; Mk 16:9; Lk 24:16; Yn 21:14Baada ya kusema hayo, akageuka, akamwona Yesu amesimama, lakini hakumtambua.
1520:15 Yn 20:13Yesu akamwambia, “Mwanamke, mbona unalia? Unamtafuta nani?”
Maria akidhani ya kuwa aliyekuwa anaongea naye ni mtunza bustani, kwa hiyo akamwambia, “Bwana, kama ni wewe umemchukua, tafadhali nionyeshe ulikomweka, nami nitamchukua.”
1620:16 Yn 5:2; Mt 23:7Yesu akamwita, “Maria!”
Ndipo Maria akamgeukia Yesu na kusema naye kwa Kiebrania, “Rabboni!” (Maana yake Mwalimu).
1720:17 Mt 28:10; Yn 7:33; Mt 28:10Yesu akamwambia, “Usinishike, kwa maana sijapaa kwenda kwa Baba. Lakini nenda kwa ndugu zangu ukawaambie, ‘Ninapaa kwenda kwa Baba yangu ambaye ni Baba yenu, kwa Mungu wangu ambaye ni Mungu wenu.’ ”
1820:18 Yn 20:1; Lk 24:10, 22, 23Kwa hiyo Maria Magdalene akaenda kuwatangazia wanafunzi wa Yesu, akisema, “Nimemwona Bwana!” Naye akawaambia kwamba Yesu alikuwa amemweleza mambo hayo yote.
Yesu Awatokea Wanafunzi Wake
(Mathayo 28:16-20; Marko 16:14-18; Luka 24:36-49)
19Ikawa jioni ya ile siku ya kwanza ya juma, wanafunzi wake walikuwa pamoja, milango ikiwa imefungwa kwa kuwaogopa Wayahudi. Naye Yesu aliwatokea, akasimama katikati yao, akasema, “Amani iwe nanyi!” 2020:20 Lk 24:36-39, 40; Yn 19:34; 16:20, 22; Lk 24:39, 40; Yn 19:34; 16:20Baada ya kusema haya, akawaonyesha mikono yake na ubavu wake. Wanafunzi wake wakafurahi sana walipomwona Bwana.
2120:21 Yn 20:19; 3:17; Mt 28:19; Yn 17:18Yesu akawaambia tena, “Amani iwe nanyi! Kama vile Baba alivyonituma mimi, mimi nami nawatuma ninyi.” 2220:22 Mdo 19:2; Gal 3:2; Yn 7:39; Mdo 2:38; 8:15; 17; 19:2; Gal 3:2Naye alipokwisha kusema haya, akawavuvia, akawaambia, “Pokeeni Roho Mtakatifu. 2320:23 Mt 16:19; 18:18Mkimwondolea mtu yeyote dhambi zake, zitaondolewa, na yeyote msiyemwondolea dhambi zake, hazitaondolewa.”
Yesu Anamtokea Tomaso
2420:24 Yn 11:16Lakini Tomaso, aliyeitwa Didimasi, yaani Pacha, mmoja wa wale kumi na wawili, hakuwa pamoja nao Yesu alipokuja. 2520:25 Mk 16:11Hivyo wale wanafunzi wengine wakamwambia, “Tumemwona Bwana.”
Lakini yeye akawaambia, “Nisipoona zile alama za misumari mikononi mwake, na kuweka kidole changu kwenye hizo alama za misumari na mkono wangu ubavuni mwake, sitaamini.”
2620:26 Yn 14:27; 20:21Baada ya siku nane, wanafunzi wake walikuwa tena pamoja ndani ya nyumba, naye Tomaso alikuwa pamoja nao. Ndipo Yesu akaja milango ikiwa imefungwa na kusimama katikati yao akasema, “Amani iwe nanyi.” 2720:27 Yn 20:25; Lk 24:40Kisha akamwambia Tomaso, “Weka kidole chako hapa na uone mikono yangu, nyoosha mkono wako uguse ubavuni mwangu. Usiwe na shaka, bali uamini tu.”
2820:28 Yn 1:1; 20:29; 3:15; 1Pet 1:8Tomaso akamwambia, “Bwana wangu na Mungu wangu!”
2920:29 Yn 3:15; 1Pet 1:8Yesu akamwambia, “Umeamini kwa kuwa umeniona? Wamebarikiwa wale ambao hawajaona lakini wameamini.”
Kusudi La Kitabu Hiki
3020:30 Yn 21:25; 2:11; 21:25; Mt 4; 3; 25:46Yesu alifanya miujiza mingine mingi mbele za wanafunzi wake, ambayo haikuandikwa katika kitabu hiki. 3120:31 Yn 3:15; 19:35; Mt 4:3; 25:46Lakini haya yameandikwa ili mweze kuamini ya kuwa Yesu ndiye Kristo,20:31 Kristo maana yake ni Masiya, yaani Aliyetiwa mafuta. Mwana wa Mungu, na kwa kumwamini mpate uzima katika jina lake.