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

New Living Translation
When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked,

English Standard Version
And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed.

New American Standard Bible
Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed.

King James Bible
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed."

International Standard Version
As they went into the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were utterly astonished.

NET Bible
Then as they went into the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they entered the tomb and saw a young man sitting on the right side. He was wearing a white robe, and they were astonished.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As they went into the tomb, they saw a young man. He was dressed in a white robe and sat on the right side. They were panic-stricken.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting to the right hand side, covered in a long white garment; and they were frightened.

King James 2000 Bible
And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were amazed.

American King James Version
And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

American Standard Version
And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were astonished.

Darby Bible Translation
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right, clothed in a white robe, and they were amazed and alarmed;

English Revised Version
And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were frightened.

Weymouth New Testament
Upon entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at their right hand, clothed in a long white robe. They were astonished and terrified.

World English Bible
Entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were amazed.

Young's Literal Translation
and having entered into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right hand, arrayed in a long white robe, and they were amazed.
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 5. - And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed. They enter the tomb, the expression "tomb" including the ante-chamber They see that the stone has been rolled back, so as to expose the entrance into the place where Jesus had lain. On that stone a young man was sitting. The angel peared in the form of a young man, because youth indicates the vigor, the beauty, and the strength of angels. The good angels always appear in beauty and comeliness of form. There will be no deformity in heaven. The angel appeared as arrayed in a white robe. This white robe, or talar indicated a heavenly spiritual being. St. Matthew (Matthew 28:3) says that "his countenance was like lightning," flashing with splendor, and his raiment was as white as snow. It may be that he appeared more terrible to the keepers (Matthew 28:4), and that he abated something of his dazzling brightness when he appeared to the women; but "they were affrighted" (ἐξεθαμβήθησαν); literally, they were amazed. Amazement was the dominant feeling, though probably not unmingled with fear.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And entering into the sepulchre,.... For the sepulchres of the Jews were made so large, that persons might go into them: the rule for making them is this (k);

"he that sells ground to his neighbour to make a burying place, or that receives of his neighbour to make a burying place, must make the inside of the cave four cubits by six, and open in it eight graves; three here, and three there, and two over against them: and the graves must be four cubits long, and seven high, and six broad. R. Simeon says, he must take the inside of the cave six cubits by eight, and open within thirteen graves: four here, and four there, and three over against them; and one on the right hand of the door, and one on the left; and he must make, "a court", at the mouth of the cave, six by six, according to the bier, and those that bury; and he must open in the midst of it two caves, one here and another there. R. Simeon says, four at the four sides; R. Simeon ben Gamaliel says, all is according to the nature of the rock.''

Now it was in the court that the women entered, where the bier was to be put down by the bearers; and where they could look into the sepulchre, and the several caves and graves in it, and what were in them. So Maimonides says (l),

"they dig caves in the earth, and make a grave on, the side of the cave, and bury in; it.''

And there being a door into one of these caves, persons might enter in, and see where the graves were, and the bodies lay.

They saw a young man; an angel; as angels used to appear in the form of men: nor is this any contradiction to John's account, who says there were two angels, one at the head, and another at the feet, John 20:12; since Mark does not say there was no more than one; besides, John relates what Mary Magdalene saw, when alone, and Mark what all the women saw:

sitting on the right side; from whence we learn, on what side of the door of the sepulchre Christ was laid, according to the above description of one:

clothed long white garment: See Gill on Matthew 28:3; which was as white as snow:

and they were affrighted; at the sight of him; not expecting such a vision, but to have seen, the body of their Lord.

(k) Misn. Bava Bathra, c. 6. sect. 8. (l) Maimon. Hilch. Ebel, c. 4. sect. 4.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man—In Mt 28:2 he is called "the angel of the Lord"; but here he is described as he appeared to the eye, in the bloom of a life that knows no decay. In Matthew he is represented as sitting on the stone outside the sepulchre; but since even there he says, "Come, see the place where the Lord lay" (Mt 28:6), he seems, as Alford says, to have gone in with them from without; only awaiting their arrival to accompany them into the hallowed spot, and instruct them about it.

sitting on the right side—having respect to the position in which His Lord had lain there. This trait is peculiar to Mark; but compare Lu 1:11.

clothed in a long white garment—On its length, see Isa 6:1; and on its whiteness, see on [1525]Mt 28:3.

and they were affrighted.

Mark 16:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Resurrection
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. 6And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.…
Cross References
Mark 1:27
The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching--and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him."

Mark 9:15
As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.

Mark 14:33
He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.

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

John 20:11
Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb

John 20:12
and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
Treasury of Scripture

And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

entering.

Luke 24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

John 20:8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulcher, …

a young. This appears to have been a different angel from that mentioned by Matthew. The latter sat in the porch of the tomb, and had assumed a terrible appearance to overawe the guard. (Mat.

Daniel 10:5,6 Then I lifted up my eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed …

Matthew 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

Luke 24:4,5 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, …

John 20:11,12 But Mary stood without at the sepulcher weeping: and as she wept, …

and they.

Mark 6:49,50 But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it had been …

Daniel 8:17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and …

Daniel 10:7-9,12 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me …

Luke 1:12,29,30 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell on him…

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