Modern Literal Version
[John 20]

     {Mar 16:1-8 & Mat 28:1-8 & Luk 24:1-8, 12 & Joh 20:1-10 Dawn and very early Sun.}

     20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary the Magdalene comes in the morning, while being still dark, to the tomb and sees the stone has been lifted away from the tomb. 20:2 Therefore she runs and comes to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved*, and says to them, They have taken away the Lord from the tomb and we do not know where they have laid him.

     20:3 Therefore Peter went forth, and the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb.20:4 Now they both were running in unison and the other disciple ran quickly ahead of Peter and came to the tomb first; 20:5 and having peered and he sees the linen-strips laying; nevertheless he did not enter in. 20:6 Therefore Simon Peter comes, following him and entered into the tomb, and he views the linen-strips laying, 20:7 and the handkerchief which was upon his head, was not laying with the linen-strips, but has been entwined in a separate place. 20:8 Therefore, the other disciple also entered in then, who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed. 20:9 (For* they did not yet know the Scripture, that it is essential for him to rise* up from the dead.) 20:10 So the disciples went away again to themselves.

     {Mar 16:9-11 & Mat 28:9-10 & Luk 24:9-11 & Joh 20:11-18.}

     20:11 But Mary stood outside at the tomb, weeping. Therefore as she was weeping, she peered into the tomb; 20:12 and she views two messengers in white sitting, one toward the head and one toward the feet, where the body of Jesus was laying. 20:13 And they say to her, Woman, why are you weeping?

     She says to them, They took my Lord and I do not know where they have laid him. 20:14 And having said these things, she turned backward and views Jesus standing and did not know that it was Jesus.

     20:15 Jesus says to her, Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?

     That woman, thinking that it is the gardener, says to him, Lord, if you bore him away from here, tell me where you have laid him and I will take him.

     20:16 Jesus says to her, Mary.

     That woman having turned around, says to him, Rabboni; which is saying: Teacher.

     20:17 Jesus says to her, Do not be touching me; for* I have not yet ascended to my Father, but travel to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and yourĎ Father and my God and yourĎ God.

     20:18 Mary the Magdalene comes, reporting to the disciples, that she has seen the Lord, andthat he had said these things to her.

     {Mar 16:14 & Luk 24:36-43 & Joh 20:19-25 Sun. Evening.}

     20:19 Therefore being evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when* the doors had been locked where the disciples were gathered because of fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the middle, and says to them, Peace to youĎ.20:20 And having said this, he showed to them the hands and his ribs. Therefore the disciples rejoiced, having seen the Lord.

     20:21 Therefore Jesus said to them again, Peace to youĎ; just-as the Father has sent me; I am also sending youĎ.20:22 And after having said this, he infused them and says to them, ReceiveĎtheHoly Spirit. 20:23If youĎ forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven to them by God; if youĎ hold-fast anyone's sins,those sins have been held-fast.{Mat 16:19, 18:18}

     20:24 But Thomas, one out of the twelve, who is called* Didymus {twin}, was not with them when Jesus came. 20:25 Therefore, the other disciples said to him, We have seen the Lord.

     But he said to them, If I do not see the pattern of the nails in his hands and may put my finger into the pattern of the nails and may put my hand into his ribs, I will never* believe.

     {Joh 20:26-31 & 1Co 15:5 Sun. after resurrection.}

     20:26 And after eight days his disciples were inside again and Thomas with them. Jesus comes, the doors having been locked and stood in the middle and said, Peace to youĎ. 20:27 Thereafter he says to Thomas, Bring your finger here and behold the hands, and bring your hand here and put it into my ribs and do not become unbelieving, but become believing.

     20:28 And Thomas answered and said to him, My Lord and my God!

     20:29 Jesus says to him, Because you have seen me, you have believed, but the fortunate ones have not seen and yet have believed.

     20:30 Therefore, Jesus indeed did many other signs also in the sight of his disciples, which are not written in this book; 20:31 but these have been written, in order that youĎ may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and in order that believing youĎ may have life in his name.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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