1. And as the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene and Mary of James and Salome, bought spices to come and anoint him.
2. At dusk, however, on Sunday*, they came to the tombs, as the sun had set.
3. And they said inside themselves, "Who will roll the stone off the entrance of the tomb for us?"
4. And they looked and saw that the stone had been rolled off, for it was really big.*
5. And they entered the tomb, and saw a young man sitting from the right, and wearing a white robe, and they were amazed.
6. He then said to them, "Do not be afraid, you are seeking Eashoa the Nazarene,* who was crucified, he has risen, he is not here anymore.* Behold, the place he was consecrated!
7. "Except, go off and tell his disciples and Keepa [Peter,] that, behold, he will be ahead of you in Galilee. There you will see him, where he told you."
8. And as they heard, they ran and exited the tomb, for they were seized by amazement and trembling, and they did not say anything to any human being, for they were afraid.
9. At dusk then, on Sunday, he rose, and was seen first by Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast out seven demons.
10. And she went and gave them hope and told them that she had been with him, as they had been wailing and weeping.
11. And as they heard her say that he was alive and was seen by her, they did not believe it.
12. After this, he was seen by two of them in another likeness, as they walked on, going to the village.
13. And they went and told others. They did not believe them also.
14. Finally, however, he was seen by the Eleven as they dined, and he reproached* them for their little faith, and the hardness of their heart, since they did not believe those who had seen him risen.
15. And he said to them,
"Go to all people and preach my faith in all creation.
16. "Whoever believes and declares it, shall Live,
And whoever does not believe, will be held accountable.
17. "Signs then to those that believe, they who adhere to us,
In my name, they will cast out demons,
and they will speak in new languages*,
18. "And they will handle snakes,*
and if deadly poison they drink,* it will not affect them."
And they will consecrate their hands on the sick and they will be restored."
19. Eashoa then the Maryah, after he spoke with them, went up to heaven, and sat from the right of Allaha.
20. They then went out, and preached every place, and Maryah helped them and began filling them with signs that they performed.
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*16:2 Lit. Aramaic: "Khaw-sheeba." Or: "First of Sabbath," first day of the week. Except for the Sabbath and Rou`tha, Friday, Day of Preparation", the other days of the week are numbered first through fifth.
*16:4 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Great it was for good."
*16:6.1 Lit. Aramaic: "Victorious Eashoa."
*16:6.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Not he was again."
*16:14 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Cut them down."
*16:17 Lit. Ar. id.: "Tongues."
*16:18.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "Take up snakes," or "Deal with evil people."
*16:18.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "If they drink poison of death," or "Whatever happens to them."
translated by Victor Alexander ©1998 Library of Congress