But at daybreak on the first day of the week they [“Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James”] took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And they remembered his words. Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others.
The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the
others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, but their story
seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to
the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed
at what had happened.