Before dawn on Sunday those women went to the burial chamber. They took with them the spices that they had prepared to put on the body of Jesus.
When they arrived, they discovered that somebody had rolled the stone away from the entrance to the burial chamber. They went into the burial chamber, but the body of the Lord Jesus was not there! They did not know what to think about that.
Then suddenly two men stood by them wearing bright, shining clothes! The women were frightened. As they bowed down low to the ground, the two men said to them, “You should not be looking for someone who is alive in a place where they bury dead people! He is not here; he has been made alive again! Remember that while he was still with you in Galilee, he said to you, ‘They will have to hand me, the Son of Man, over to sinful men. They will kill me by nailing me to a cross. But on the third day after that, I will become alive again.'”
The women remembered what Jesus had said to them. So they left the burial chamber and went to the eleven apostles and his other disciples and told them what happened. The women who told these things to the apostles were Mary from Magdala village, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women who were with them.
But the apostles dismissed their words as nonsense. However, Peter got up and ran to the burial chamber anyway. He stooped down and looked inside. He saw the linen cloths in which Jesus’ body had been wrapped, but Jesus was not there. So, wondering what had happened, he went home.
Text is from the Unlocked Dynamic Bible (Luke 24: 1-12), which is open-source and currently being used for Bible translations around the world! Emphasis added.
Happy Easter, everybody!