Luke 8:1–3; Mark 15:40; John 20:10-18 NLT


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1. Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him,

2. along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons;

3. Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples.

-----------------------Mark 15:40--------------------------------

40. Some women were there, watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James the younger and of Joseph), and Salome.

-----------------------John 20:10-18--------------------------------

10. Then they went home.

11. Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in.

12. She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying.

13. "Dear woman, why are you crying?" the angels asked her. "Because they have taken away my Lord," she replied, "and I don't know where they have put him."

14. She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn't recognize him.

15. "Dear woman, why are you crying?" Jesus asked her. "Who are you looking for?" She thought he was the gardener. "Sir," she said, "if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him."

16. "Mary!" Jesus said. She turned to him and cried out, "Rabboni!" (which is Hebrew for "Teacher").

17. "Don't cling to me," Jesus said, "for I haven't yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

18. Mary Magdalene found the disciples and told them, "I have seen the Lord!" Then she gave them his message.