10:34-43 or Isaiah
Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand that
God shows no partiality,
Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts
20:1-18 or Mark
but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right
is acceptable to him.
You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching
peace by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all.
That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after
the baptism that John announced:
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with
power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were
oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in
Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree;
but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear,
not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as
witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the
He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he
is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead.
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in
him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a
feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food
filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast
over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he
will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and
the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the LORD has spoken.
It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited
for him, so that he might save us. This is the LORD for whom we
have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love
Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures forever."
The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my
There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
"The right hand of the LORD does valiantly;
the right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the
LORD does valiantly."
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the
The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give me over
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through
them and give thanks to the LORD.
This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my
The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be
glad in it.
Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news
that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which
also you stand,
through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to
the message that I proclaimed to you--unless you have come to
believe in vain.
For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had
received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the
and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day
in accordance with the scriptures,
and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters
at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have
Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an
apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me
has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any
of them--though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with
Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have
come to believe.
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark,
Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been
removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the
one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken
the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have
Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the
The two were running together, but the other disciple outran
Peter and reached the tomb first.
He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there,
but he did not go in.
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He
saw the linen wrappings lying there,
and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the
linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.
Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went
in, and he saw and believed;
for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must
rise from the dead.
Then the disciples returned to their homes.
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent
over to look into the tomb;
and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus
had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet.
They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She
said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not
know where they have laid him."
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing
there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are
you looking for?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she
said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me
where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him
in Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" (which means Teacher).
Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have
not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to
them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God
and your God.'"
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have
seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these
things to her.
When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother
of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and
And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had
risen, they went to the tomb.
They had been saying to one another, "Who will roll away
the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"
When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very
large, had already been rolled back.
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a
white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed; you are looking
for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he
is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.
But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of
you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told
So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and
amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to any one, for
they were afraid.