Mark 16:1-9 (NRSV)
1 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the
mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go
and anoint him.
2 And very early
on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went
to the tomb.
3 They had been
saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us
from the entrance to the tomb?’
4 When they looked
up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been
5 As they entered
the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting
on the right side; and they were alarmed.
6 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.
7 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 you.’
8 So they went
out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized
them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
9 [[And all that
had been commanded them they told briefly to those around Peter.
And afterwards Jesus himself sent out through them, from east to
west, the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.