Chapter 165: Jesus returns from the dead, appears to Mary Magdalene

1 Later, Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 2 And seeth two angels with burning swords standing, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

3 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?

4 She saith unto them, Because the risen have deboured my Lord, and I know not where to mourn him. 5 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

6 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou?

7 She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have some scrap of him, tell me where thou hast laid it, and I will go there to pray.

8 Jesus saith unto her, Mary.

9 She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

10 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I have mingled with the risen: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I was taken by my Father, and your Father; and have delivered them to my God, and your God.

11 Mary Magdalene came and told the warriors that she had seen the Lord alive, and that he had spoken not Brains unto her.