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John Chapter 20

This chapter starts early Sunday morning, after Yeshua(Jesus) was crucified on the previous Friday afternoon.

John 20:1-2 Now on the first day of the week, Miriam{often translated, "Mary" or "Maria"} Magdalene[from whom Yeshua had cast out seven demons(Mk16:9)] went early, while it was still dark, to the tomb, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 Therefore she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other[Greek: állos] disciple whom Yeshua loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have laid him!”

John 20:3-10 Therefore Peter and the other[állos] disciple went out, and they went toward the tomb. 4 They both ran together. The other[állos] disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. 5 Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he didn’t enter in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying, 7 and the cloth that had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 So then the other[állos] disciple who came first to the tomb also entered in, and he[John] saw and believed. 9 For as yet they didn’t know the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead[Ps16:10]. 10 So the disciples went away again to their own homes.

John 20:11-16 But Miriam was standing outside at the tomb weeping. So as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb, 12 and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Yeshua had lain. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Yeshua standing, and didn’t know that it was Yeshua. 15 Yeshua said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?” She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”16 Yeshua said to her, “Miriam.” She turned and said to him, “Rabboni!”{Rabboni is a transliteration of the Hebrew word for “great teacher.”} which is to say, “Rabbi!”{or, Master}

John 20:17 Yeshua said to her, “Don’t hold me{or, Touch me not}, for I haven’t yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’

John 20:18 Miriam Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.

John 20:19 When therefore it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were locked where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Judeans, Yeshua came and stood in the middle and said to them, “Peace be to you.20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Yeshua therefore said to them again, Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you. 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit!

John 20:23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they have been forgiven them. If you retain anyone’s sins, they have been retained.

John 20:24-25 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus,{or, Twin} wasn’t with them when Yeshua came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

John 20:26-27 After eight days, again his disciples were inside and Thomas was with them. Yeshua came, the doors being locked, and stood in the middle, and said, “Peace be to you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Reach here your finger, and see my hands. Reach here your hand, and put it into my side. Don’t be unbelieving, but believing.

John 20:28-29 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Yeshua said to him, “Because you have seen me{TR adds "Thomas"}, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.

John 20:30 Therefore Yeshua did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Yeshua is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.

Desiring to live by every word that comes from the mouth of Jehovah (Deut8:3; Matt4:4)

-Sid Nash: 12/16/2023. Latest version: http://sidnash.org/docs/John20.html