Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene ◆ and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
Behold, there was a great earthquake,
for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky and came and rolled away the stone from the door and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men.
The angel answered the women, “Don’t be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified.
He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said.
This is the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things which must happen soon,
which he sent and made known by his angel
to his servant, John,
who testified to God’s word and of the testimony of Jesus Christ ◆ ◆ ◆ , about everything that he saw.
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy,
and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is at hand.
John, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: