Mark 16:20
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New International Version
Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

New Living Translation
And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.

English Standard Version
And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.]]

New American Standard Bible
And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed. And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.

King James Bible
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the accompanying signs.

International Standard Version
Then his disciples went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the signs that accompanied it.

NET Bible
They went out and proclaimed everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through the accompanying signs.]]

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they went forth and they preached in every place, and our Lord was helping them and confirming their words with the signs that they were doing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The disciples spread [the Good News] everywhere. The Lord worked with them. He confirmed his word by the miraculous signs that accompanied it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they, going forth, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with the signs which followed them. Amen.

King James 2000 Bible
And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

American King James Version
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

American Standard Version
And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they going forth preached every where: the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.

Darby Bible Translation
And they, going forth, preached everywhere, the Lord working with [them], and confirming the word by the signs following upon [it].

English Revised Version
And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Weymouth New Testament
But they went out and made proclamation everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming their Message by the signs which accompanied it.

World English Bible
They went out, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.

Young's Literal Translation
and they, having gone forth, did preach everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word, through the signs following. Amen.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:19,20 After the Lord had spoken he went up into heaven. Sitting is a posture of rest, he had finished his work; and a posture of rule, he took possession of his kingdom. He sat at the right hand of God, which denotes his sovereign dignity and universal power. Whatever God does concerning us, gives to us, or accepts from us, it is by his Son. Now he is glorified with the glory he had before the world. The apostles went forth, and preached every where, far and near. Though the doctrine they preached was spiritual and heavenly, and directly contrary to the spirit and temper of the world; though it met with much opposition, and was wholly destitute of all worldly supports and advantages; yet in a few years the sound went forth unto the ends of the earth. Christ's ministers do not now need to work miracles to prove their message; the Scriptures are proved to be of Divine origin, and this renders those without excuse who reject or neglect them. The effects of the gospel, when faithfully preached, and truly believed, in changing the tempers and characters of mankind, form a constant proof, a miraculous proof, that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation, of all who believe.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen. These words are alluded to in several passages by Justin Martyr (about A.D. ), and, for the reasons given above, could not have been written later than the time of miracles being wrought. They form a fitting introduction to the Acts of the Apostles. Cornelius a Lapide concludes his Commentary upon St. Mark with the following beautiful apostrophe of St. Augustine: - "O kingdom of everlasting blessedness, where youth never grows old, where beauty never fades, where love never waxes cold, where health never fails, where joy never decreases, where life never ends!"





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they went forth,.... After this the apostles went forth, from Galilee to Jerusalem; and on the day of pentecost, they appeared publicly, and preached the Gospel in divers languages; and after the death of Stephen, and the persecution raised upon that, they went forth from Jerusalem; see Isaiah 2:3.

And preached every where; not only in Judea, and in the neighbouring countries, but all over the world, in process of time:

the Lord working with them; making their ministry useful, for the conviction and conversion of large multitudes, and for the forming and settling abundance of Gospel churches, and for the comfort and edification of the saints; all which was done, by the power and grace of Christ, without whom they could do nothing; see 1 Corinthians 3:9.

And confirming the word with signs following; the Arabic version adds "them"; or "which they did", as the Syriac and Persic versions render it; not by their own power, but, as the latter of these versions adds, "by the help of our Lord"; see Hebrews 2:4; to all which, the evangelist puts his

Amen; so let it be, or so it shall be, and so it was.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen—We have in this closing verse a most important link of connection with the Acts of the Apostles, where He who directed all the movements of the infant Church is perpetually styled "The Lord"; thus illustrating His own promise for the rounding and building up of the Church, "Lo, I AM WITH You alway!"

Mark 16:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Ascension
19So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. 20And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed. And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.
Cross References
Mark 16:19
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.

Luke 1:1
Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,

Luke 1:2
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building.

Hebrews 2:3
how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
Treasury of Scripture

And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

they went.

Acts 2:1-28:31 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with …

the Lord.

Acts 4:30 By stretching forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders …

Acts 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders worked …

Acts 8:4-6 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word…

Acts 14:3,8-10 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which …

Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; …

1 Corinthians 2:4,5 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's …

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase…

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with …

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