"Jesus isn't here!  He has been raised from death."

Very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, carrying the spices that they had prepared.  When they found the stone rolled away from the entrance, they went in.  But they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus, and they did not know what to think.

Suddenly two men in shining white clothes stood beside them.  The women were afraid and bowed to the ground.  But the men said, "Why are you looking in the place of the dead for someone who is alive?  Jesus isn't here!  He has been raised from death.  Remember that while he was still in Galilee, he told you, 'The Son of Man will be handed over to sinners who will nail him to a cross.  But three days later he will rise to life.'"  Then they remembered what Jesus had said.

Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and some other women were the ones who had gone to the tomb.  When they returned, they told the eleven apostles and the others what had happened.  The apostles thought it was all nonsense, and they would not believe.

But Peter ran to the tomb.  And when he stooped down and looked in, he saw only the burial clothes.  Then he returned, wondering what had happened.
                                                                                         Luke 24:1-12

Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)