Sunday, April 5, 2015

"For they were afraid"

And when the sabbath was past,
Mary Magdalene, and
Mary the mother of James, and
had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

And very early in the morning the first day of the week,
they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

And they said among themselves,
"Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?"

And when they looked,
they saw that the stone was rolled away:
for it was very great.

And entering into the sepulchre,
they saw a young man sitting on the right side,
clothed in a long white garment;
and they were affrighted.

And he saith unto them,
"Be not affrighted:
Ye seek Jesus of Nazereth,
which was crucified:
he is risen;
he is not here:
behold the place where they laid him.

"But go your way,
tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee:
there shall ye see him,
as he said unto you."

And they went out quickly,
and fled from the sepulchre;
for they trembled and were amazed:
neither said they anything to any man;
for they were afraid.

Mark 16: 1-8 (KJV)


  1. I love John's version in which Mary Magdalene stays a while longer at the tomb and is the "first" to see risen Saviour: a special blessing for one who waited a while longer.