Jesus Has Risen
1After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
8So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
The Guards’ Report
11While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.
The Great Commission
16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
(Marko 16:1-10; Luka 24:1-12; Yohana 20:1-10)
128:1 Mt 27:56Baada ya Sabato, alfajiri mapema siku ya kwanza ya juma, Maria Magdalene na yule Maria mwingine walikwenda kulitazama kaburi.
228:2 Mt 27:51; Yn 20:12; Mdo 5:9Ghafula, pakawa na tetemeko kubwa la ardhi, kwa sababu malaika wa Bwana alishuka kutoka mbinguni, akaenda penye kaburi, akalivingirisha lile jiwe na kulikalia. 328:3 Dan 7:9; Yn 20:12Sura ya huyo malaika ilikuwa kama umeme, na mavazi yake yalikuwa meupe kama theluji. 4Wale walinzi wa kaburi walimwogopa sana, wakatetemeka hata wakawa kama wafu.
528:5 Mt 14:27Yule malaika akawaambia wale wanawake, “Msiogope, kwa maana ninajua kuwa mnamtafuta Yesu aliyesulubiwa. 628:6 Mt 16:21Hayupo hapa, kwa kuwa amefufuka, kama vile alivyosema. Njooni mpatazame mahali alipokuwa amelazwa. 728:7 Mt 26:32Kisha nendeni upesi mkawaambie wanafunzi wake kwamba, ‘Amefufuka kutoka kwa wafu, naye awatangulia kwenda Galilaya. Huko ndiko mtamwona. Sasa nimekwisha kuwaambia.’ ”
8Hivyo wale wanawake wakaondoka pale kaburini wakiwa wamejawa na hofu, bali wakiwa na furaha nyingi. Wakaenda mbio kuwaeleza wanafunzi wake habari hizo. 928:9 Yn 20:14-18Ghafula, Yesu akakutana nao, akasema, “Salamu!” Wale wanawake wakamkaribia, wakaishika miguu yake, wakamwabudu. 1028:10 Rum 8:29; Ebr 2:11-17Ndipo Yesu akawaambia, “Msiogope. Nendeni mkawaambie ndugu zangu waende Galilaya, ndiko watakakoniona.”
Taarifa Ya Walinzi
1128:11 Mt 27:65-66Wakati wale wanawake walikuwa njiani wakienda, baadhi ya wale askari waliokuwa wakilinda kaburi walienda mjini na kuwaeleza viongozi wa makuhani kila kitu kilichokuwa kimetukia. 12Baada ya viongozi wa makuhani kukutana na wazee na kutunga hila, waliwapa wale askari kiasi kikubwa cha fedha 1328:13 Mt 27:64wakiwaambia, “Inawapasa mseme, ‘Wanafunzi wake walikuja wakati wa usiku na kumwiba sisi tulipokuwa tumelala.’ 1428:14 Mt 27:2Kama habari hizi zikimfikia mtawala, sisi tutamwondolea mashaka nanyi hamtapata tatizo lolote.” 15Kwa hiyo wale askari wakazipokea hizo fedha nao wakafanya kama walivyoelekezwa. Habari hii imeenea miongoni mwa Wayahudi mpaka leo.
Yesu Awatuma Wanafunzi Wake
(Marko 16:14-18; Luka 24:36-49; Yohana 20:19-23; Matendo 1:6-8)
1628:16 Mt 26:32Basi wale wanafunzi kumi na mmoja wakaenda hadi Galilaya kwenye ule mlima ambao Yesu alikuwa amewaagiza. 17Walipomwona, wakamwabudu; lakini baadhi yao wakaona shaka. 1828:18 Dan 7:13, 14; Efe 1:20-22Yesu akawajia na kusema, “Nimepewa mamlaka yote mbinguni na duniani. 1928:19 Isa 49:6; Mdo 14:21Kwa sababu hii, enendeni mkawafanye mataifa yote kuwa wanafunzi, mkiwabatiza kwa Jina la Baba na la Mwana na la Roho Mtakatifu, 2028:20 Mt 18:20; Yn 14:23nanyi wafundisheni kuyashika mambo yote niliyowaamuru ninyi. Hakika mimi niko pamoja nanyi siku zote, hadi mwisho wa nyakati.”