Mark 16:4
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New International Version
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.

New Living Translation
But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled aside.

English Standard Version
And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large.

New American Standard Bible
Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.

King James Bible
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Looking up, they observed that the stone--which was very large--had been rolled away.

International Standard Version
Then they looked up and saw that the stone had been rolled away. (It was a very large stone.)

NET Bible
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled back.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And looking they saw that the stone had been rolled away, for it was very great.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away. It was a very large stone.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away, for it was very great.

King James 2000 Bible
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

American King James Version
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

American Standard Version
and looking up, they see that the stone is rolled back: for it was exceeding great.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very great.

Darby Bible Translation
And when they looked, they see that the stone has been rolled [away], for it was very great.

English Revised Version
and looking up, they see that the stone is rolled back: for it was exceeding great.

Webster's Bible Translation
(And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away) for it was very great.

Weymouth New Testament
But then, looking up, they saw that the stone was already rolled back: for it was of immense size.

World English Bible
for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back.

Young's Literal Translation
And having looked, they see that the stone hath been rolled away -- for it was very great,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:1-8 Nicodemus brought a large quantity of spices, but these good women did not think that enough. The respect others show to Christ, should not hinder us from showing our respect. And those who are carried by holy zeal, to seek Christ diligently, will find the difficulties in their way speedily vanish. When we put ourselves to trouble and expense, from love to Christ, we shall be accepted, though our endeavours are not successful. The sight of the angel might justly have encouraged them, but they were affrighted. Thus many times that which should be matter of comfort to us, through our own mistake, proves a terror to us. He was crucified, but he is glorified. He is risen, he is not here, not dead, but alive again; hereafter you will see him, but you may here see the place where he was laid. Thus seasonable comforts will be sent to those that lament after the Lord Jesus. Peter is particularly named, Tell Peter; it will be most welcome to him, for he is in sorrow for sin. A sight of Christ will be very welcome to a true penitent, and a true penitent is very welcome to a sight of Christ. The men ran with all the haste they could to the disciples; but disquieting fears often hinder us from doing that service to Christ and to the souls of men, which, if faith and the joy of faith were strong, we might do.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - And looking up (ἀναβλέψασαι) they see (θεωροῦσιν) that the stone is rolled back (ἀποκεκύλισται): for it was exceeding great (μέγας σφόδρα). At this point we learn from St. John that Mary Magdalene ran away to tell Peter and John (John 20:2).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when they looked,.... Towards the sepulchre, as they came near it:

they saw that the stone was rolled away; they perceived it lay at some distance from the door of the sepulchre, which doubtless was very grateful, and matter of rejoicing to them:

for it was very great; these words are to be read, in connection with the preceding verse; for they are not a reason, why when they looked towards the sepulchre, they saw the stone rolled, because it was a very large one, and so easily to be seen at a distance; but a reason why they were so thoughtful and concerned, who should roll it away for them, it being so big, that they could not think that they were able to do it themselves.



Mark 16:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Resurrection
3They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" 4Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. 5Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed.…
Cross References
Matthew 27:60
and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.

Matthew 27:66
So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

Matthew 28:2
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.

Mark 16:3
and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"

Mark 16:5
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
Treasury of Scripture

And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

they saw.

Matthew 28:2-4 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord …

Luke 24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.

John 20:1 The first day of the week comes Mary Magdalene early, when it was …

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