Mark 16:15
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New International Version
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

New Living Translation
And then he told them, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

International Standard Version
Then he told them, "As you go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to everyone.

NET Bible
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, “Go to the entire world and preach my Good News in all creation.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus said to them, "So wherever you go in the world, tell everyone the Good News.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

American King James Version
And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Go into all the world, and preach the glad tidings to all the creation.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Weymouth New Testament
Then He said to them, "Go the whole world over, and proclaim the Good News to all mankind.

World English Bible
He said to them, "Go into all the world, and preach the Good News to the whole creation.

Young's Literal Translation
and he said to them, 'Having gone to all the world, proclaim the good news to all the creation;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:14-18 The evidences of the truth of the gospel are so full, that those who receive it not, may justly be upbraided with their unbelief. Our blessed Lord renewed his choice of the eleven as his apostles, and commissioned them to go into all the world, to preach his gospel to every creature. Only he that is a true Christian shall be saved through Christ. Simon Magus professed to believe, and was baptized, yet he was declared to be in the bonds of iniquity: see his history in Ac 8:13-25. Doubtless this is a solemn declaration of that true faith which receives Christ in all his characters and offices, and for all the purposes of salvation, and which produces its right effect on the heart and life; not a mere assent, which is a dead faith, and cannot profit. The commission of Christ's ministers extends to every creature throughout the world, and the declarations of the gospel contain not only truths, encouragements, and precepts, but also most awful warnings. Observe what power the apostles should be endued with, for confirming the doctrine they were to preach. These were miracles to confirm the truth of the gospel, and means of spreading the gospel among nations that had not heard it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 15, 16. - And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation (πάσῃ τῇ κτίσει). He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. Here is a considerable interval of time, not noticed in any way by the evangelist. And he saith unto them; not on the day of his resurrection. It would seem that this charge was delivered to them in Galilee, and that it is the same as that recorded in St. Matthew (Matthew 28:19), which was again repeated immediately before his ascension from Bethany. Go ye into all the world; not into Judaea only, but everywhere. This command has expanded with the discovery in later times of new portions of the inhabited earth; and must ever be coextensive with geographic discovery. Preach the gospel to the whole creation; that is, "among all nations." Man is the noblest work of God. All the creation is gathered up in him, created after the image of the Creator. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. These words are very important. The first clause opposes the notion that faith alone is sufficient for salvation, without those works which are the fruit of faith. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; that is, he that believeth, and as an evidence of his faith accepts Christ's baptism, and fulfils the promises and vows which he then took upon himself, working out his own salvation with fear and trembling, shall be saved. But he that disbelieveth shall be condemned (ὁ δὲ ἀπιστήσας κατακριθήσεται,). The condemnation anticipates the doom which will be incurred by continual unbelief.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said unto them,.... Not at the same time, and place, as before; not on the first day of the week, on which he rose from the dead, but forty days after, just upon his ascension to heaven; see Mark 16:19; nor at Jerusalem, but in Galilee, where be appointed to meet his disciples, and did, when he gave them the following commission; see Matthew 28:16.

go ye into all the world: not only into Judea, and through all the cities of it, where they had been before confined; nor only into the Roman empire, which is sometimes so called, because great part of the world was under that government; but into every known and habitable part of the whole universe, to all the nations of the world under heaven: and it is to be observed, that this command is not enjoined on every apostle separately, as if each of them was to go into all the world, and travel over every part; but that one was to go one way, and another another way; every one had his line, or that part of the world marked out for him, whither he was to steer his course, and where he was to fulfil and finish his ministry: and besides, this commission not only included the Apostles, but reaches to all the ministers of the Gospel in succeeding ages, to the end of the world; and since this, one part of the world, which was not known, is now discovered; and the order includes that, as well as the then known parts of the world, and the Gospel accordingly has been sent into it.

And preach the Gospel to every creature; not to inanimate and irrational creatures, as stocks and stones, the beasts of the field, &c. nor to all rational creatures, as angels, good or bad; the former need not the preaching of the Gospel, and the latter are denied the blessing; but men, the offspring of fallen Adam, the objects of God's good will: these are styled "the creatures", because the chief of God's creation on earth; and are often in the Jewish writings so called; take an instance or two:

"R. Chuninn ben Dousa (r) used to say, all in whom, "the creatures" (i.e. men) have delight, God has delight; and in whomsoever "the creatures" (or men) have no, delight, God has no delight.''

One of the seven qualifications of a member of the sanhedrim is, , "love of the creatures" (s), or love of men: so it is said (t), that

"the holy blessed God, sits in the height of the world, and gives a portion of food, , "to every creature",''

that is, to every man: and particularly the Gentiles, as distinguished from the Jews, are often intended by this phrase: thus

"says (u) R. Judah, perhaps, "the creatures", (i.e. the Gentiles,) knew the love with which the holy blessed God Ioved Israel, and roared like lions to pursue after them.''

It is elsewhere (w) said,

"all the prayers, , "of the creatures" (the Heathens) are only concerning the earth; Lord, let the earth bring forth! Lord, let the earth be fruitful! All the prayers of the Israelites, are only for the house of the Lord; Lord, let the house of the sanctuary be built, &c.''

And in this sense is the phrase used, in Romans 8:22 2 Peter 3:4. Now to these, Christ would have the Gospel preached, as well as to the Jews; even to all, without any distinction of people, Jews and Gentiles, Barbarians, Scythians, bond and free, male and female, rich and poor, greater or lesser sinners, even to all mankind; than which, nothing was more provoking to the Jews; who would, if they could, have revoked and made null this commission of Christ; see 1 Thessalonians 2:16. It was the Gospel he would have preached to them, the word of peace and reconciliation, by his atoning sacrifice; the doctrine of free and full pardon by his blood; and of justification by his righteousness; and of complete salvation by him: even every doctrine relating to his person, as God and man; to every office of his, as prophet, priest, and king; to his incarnation, sufferings, and death, his resurrection, ascension, session at the right hand of God, and intercession for his people, and second coming to judgment; with every doctrine relating to the grace of God, of the Father in election, and the covenant of peace, of the Son in redemption, and of the Spirit in regeneration and sanctification: all which he would have published and declared in the most free, plain, and open manner, with all boldness, faithfulness, and constancy. A compendium and summary of which, is given in the next words.

(r) Pirke Abot, c. 3. sect. 10. (s) Maimon. Hilch. Sandedfin, c. 2. sect. 7. (t) T. Bab. Pesachim, fol. 118. 1. Vid. T. Bab. Yoma, fol. 86. 1.((u) Zohar in Exod. fol. 2, 3.((w) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 13. fol. 11. 3. Vid. T. Bab. Chagiga, fol. 12. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature—See on [1530]Joh 20:19-23 and [1531]Lu 24:36-49.

Mark 16:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Great Commission
14Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16"He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.…
Cross References
Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Acts 1:2
until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Colossians 1:23
if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

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Matthew 10:5,6 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not …

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

Luke 14:21-23 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the …

Luke 24:47,48 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, …

John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father has …

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be …

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Mark 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

Psalm 22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and …

Psalm 67:1,2 God be merciful to us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine on us; Selah…

Psalm 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

Psalm 98:3 He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: …

Isaiah 42:10-12 Sing to the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, …

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am …

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to …

Isaiah 52:10 The LORD has made bore his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; …

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Luke 2:10,11,31,32 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, their sound went into …

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, …

Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them …

Colossians 1:6,23 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth …

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting …

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