1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it
was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from
the sepulchre. (We would call this Monday
morning. Why? On a Moses solar calendar the day starts at High Noon.
So Monday actually starts at noon on what we call Sunday. And since it
was dark that leads to what we call Monday morning. Have you noticed
that many businesses work a half a day on Saturday and on Sunday
afternoon, after church, people like to engage in some recreational
activity? That is because, by nature we are trying to keep the real
Sabbath. The Sabbath of the Jews is Friday sunset to sunset. The
Sabbath of the Judeo-Christian churches is Saturday midnight to Sunday
midnight. Moses Sabbath was Saturday noon to Sunday noon. This is all
covered in a related article titled The Two Calendars of the Bible.
This Monday is the morrow
after the sabbath)
Compare the benefits.
Jewish Lunar Sabbath
|24 hour rest. Friday evening
and most of Saturday.
Work all day Friday.
evening and Saturday afternoon.
When the Sabbath is over on
Saturday it is dark and too late to do much of anything.
as well try to get the Christian Blue Laws voided so we can open
shop on Sunday.
|24 Hour rest on Sunday.
Work on Saturday. Go
to church Sunday morning.
Go shopping Sunday afternoon.
to work Monday.
|36 hours of rest and
recreation. Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. 24 rest. 12
Half day of work on Saturday. Rest Saturday
afternoon and evening. Take off all day Sunday.
boycott the Sunday merchants.)
Back to work Monday.
Mary runs to tell Peter and John
2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other
disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away
the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid
3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to
4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun
Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
Peter and John inspect the seplcuhre
5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes
lying; yet went he not in.
6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the
sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen
clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the
sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again
from the dead.
10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
Peter and John leave. Mary stays.
11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she
wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and
the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto
them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they
have laid him.
14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw
Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest
thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if
thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I
will take him away.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto
him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go
to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and
your Father; and to my God, and your God.
Notice in verse 17 above Jesus said, "Touch
me not". But in verse 27 below Thomas touched him. The explanations is
in Leviticus 23:11 And he shall wave the
sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: Jesus fulfilled the
wave sheaf between verse 17 and verse 27. On 'the morrow after the
Sabbath' Jesus ascended to his Father to be accepted and returned to
speak with Thomas
18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the
LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week,
when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear
of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them,
Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his
side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father
hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto
them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and
whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them
when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the
LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print
of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and
thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas
with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the
midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach
hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but
28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.
29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou
hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his
disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through