The Gospel According to St. Matthew
1 – And in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.
2 – And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
3 – And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow.
4 – And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men.
5 – And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
6 – He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.
7 – And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen: and behold he will go before you into Galilee; there you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.
8 – And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples.
9 – And behold Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet, and adored him.
10 – Then Jesus said to them: Fear not. Go, tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, there they shall see me.
11 – Who when they were departed, behold some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all things that had been done.
12 – And they being assembled together with the ancients, taking counsel, gave a great sum of money to the soldiers,
13 – Saying: Say you, His disciples came by night, and stole him away when we were asleep.
14 – And if the governor shall hear this, we will persuade him, and secure you.
15 – So they taking the money, did as they were taught: and this word was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day.
16 – And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 – And seeing them they adored: but some doubted.
18 – And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.
19 – Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
20 – Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.