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UST MARK Chapter 16

MARK 16 ©

16On Saturday evening when the Jewish day of rest had ended, Mary from Magdala, Mary the mother of the younger James, and Salome bought fragrant ointments to be used for anointing Jesus’ body. These women wanted to follow this Jewish burial custom. 2Very early on Sunday, the first day of the week, just after the sun rose, they went to the tomb with the fragrant ointments. 3On their way, they were asking each other, “Who will help us by rolling away for us the heavy stone that closes the opening of the tomb?” 4Arriving, they looked up and were surprised to see that someone had rolled away the stone, because it was very large. 5They entered the tomb and saw a young man. He was wearing a white robe and he was sitting at the right side of the cave. The sight alarmed them! 6The young man said to them, “Do not be alarmed! I know that you are looking for Jesus, the man from the town of Nazareth, the one they nailed to a cross. But he has become alive again! He is not here! Look! Here is the place where they placed his body. 7But, instead of remaining here, go and tell his apprentices! Particularly, be sure that you tell Peter. Tell them, ‘Jesus is going ahead of you to the district of Galilee, and you will see him there, just like he told you previously’.” 8The women went outside and ran from the tomb. They were trembling because they were afraid, and they were astonished. But they did not say anything to anyone about this, because they were afraid.

9[fn] [When Jesus became alive again early on Sunday morning, the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary from the town of Magdala. She was the woman from whom he had previously forced out seven evil spirits. 10She went to those who had been with Jesus, while they were mourning and crying. She told them what she had seen. 11But when she told them that Jesus was alive again and that she had seen him, they refused to believe what she said. 12Later that day, Jesus appeared to two of his followers while they were walking from Jerusalem to their homes in the surrounding area. They did not recognize him quickly because he looked very different. 13After they recognized him, those two went back to Jerusalem. They told his other followers what had happened, but they did not believe what they heard. 14Later Jesus appeared to the eleven apprentices while they were eating. He scolded them severely, because they had stubbornly refused to believe the reports of those who saw him after he had become alive again.

15He said to them, “Go into the whole world and preach the good news to everyone! 16God will save everyone who believes your message and who is baptized. But everyone who does not believe your message God will condemn. 17Those who believe the good news will perform miracles. Specifically, by my power they will force evil spirits out of people. They will speak in languages that they have not learned. 18As they pick up a snake or if they drink any poisonous liquid, they will not be hurt. God will heal sick people on whom they lay their hands.”

19After the Lord Jesus had said this to his apprentices, God took him up into heaven. Then Jesus sat down on his throne beside God’s right hand, the place of highest honor, to rule with him. 20As for the apprentices, they went out from Jerusalem, and then they preached everywhere. Wherever they went, the Lord enabled them to perform miracles. By doing that, he showed people that God’s message is true.]

Some ancient manuscripts include Mark 16:9-20.

MARK 16 ©