Mark 16
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Jesus is Raised from the Dead

(Matthew 28:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-10)

1When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene,a Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint Jesus.b 2Very early on the first day of the week,c when the sun had just come up, they were going to the tomb. 3They kept saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4Then they looked up and saw that the stone had been rolled away. (It was a very large stone.)

5As 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. 6But he told them, “Stop being astonished! You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised. He is not here. Look at the place where they laid him. 7But go and tell his disciples—especially Peter—that Jesusd is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”

8So they left the tomb and ran away, overwhelmed by shock and astonishment. They didn’t say a thing to anyone, because they were afraid.e

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

(Matthew 28:9-10; John 20:11-18)

9After Jesusf had risen early on the first day of that week,g he appeared first to Mary Magdalene,h from whom he had driven out seven demons. 10She went and told those who had been with Jesusi and who now were grieving and crying. 11When they heard that he was alive and that he had been seen by her, they refused to believe Mary.j

Jesus Appears to Two Disciples

(Luke 24:13-35)

12After this, Jesusk appeared in a different form to two disciplesl as they were walking into the country. 13They went back and told the others, who didn’t believe them, either.

Jesus Commissions His Disciples

(Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 24:36-49; John 20:19-23; Acts 1:6-8)

14Finally he appeared to his eleven disciplesm while they were eating. He rebuked them for their unbelief and stubbornness, because they had not believed those who had seen him after he had risen. 15Then he told them, “As you go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to everyone.n 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever doesn’t believe will be condemned. 17These are the signs that will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons. they will speak in new languages.o 18and they will pick up snakes with their hands.p Even if they drink any deadly poison it will not hurt them; and they’ll place their hands on the sick, and they’ll recover.”

Jesus is Taken Up to Heaven

(Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-11)

19So the Lord Jesus,q after talking with his disciples,r was taken up to heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. 20Then his discipless went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the signs that accompanied it.

a 16:1 Or Mary of Magdala
b 16:1 Lit. him
c 16:2 Lit. first of the Sabbaths
d 16:7 Lit. he
e 16:8 Some mss. end Mark here; others include verses 9-20. Some mss. conclude the book with the following shorter ending (others include the shorter ending and then continue with verses 9-20): They reported to those who were with Peter everything they had been commanded. After this, Jesus sent out through them, from east to west, the sacred and indestructible message of eternal salvation. Amen.
f 16:9 Lit. he
g 16:9 Lit. first Sabbath
h 16:9 Or Mary of Magdala
i 16:10 Lit. him
j 16:11 Lit. her
k 16:12 Lit. he
l 16:12 Lit. two of them
m 16:14 The Gk. lacks disciples
n 16:15 Lit. to the whole creation
o 16:17 Other mss. lack with their hands
p 16:18 Or new tongues
q 16:19 Other mss. lack Jesus
r 16:19 Lit. with them
s 16:20 Lit. Then they

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