Mark 16:4

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away) for it was very great.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Looking up, they *saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and looking up, they see that the stone is rolled back: for it was exceeding great.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; and it was of great size.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

And thei bihelden, and seien the stoon walewid awei, for it was ful greet.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having looked, they see that the stone hath been rolled away -- for it was very great,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Mark 16:4


Mr 16:4 Looked. Rather, "looking up". They may have been looking down before, absorbed in the conversation. The tomb was probably above them, cut horizontally in the face of the rock at a slight elevation.

Discussion for Mark 16

  • Anne
    The book of Mark 16 elaborate on the resurrection of Jesus Christ as well as the great commission from the Lord to the belivers to preach the gospel to every creation of the world. Everyone is called to evangelise unto all regardless their culture or creed. Tell the world of the love of God that He gave His only son to die at the cross to take away our sins and there is life or judgement to all.
  • MockingBird
    I cannot go into all the world : I have no means as of now to do that : So I believe that this scripture is telling me to go into all of the world into the part that I am in now. I truly believe that Jesus Christ should be made known through the life that I am living : Not only to speak of Him to others : But to be as He is and I am still working on that : I can only tell and do for as much as I know. I am growing a little bit every day . Praise God ! Being able to tell of Jesus on this comment section of the King James Version is also my world and what I tell all of you. What also all of you tell me !!! No telling of whom is receiving this over the Enternet ! Probably all over the world !!!! Pretty Cool : Huh !!!
  • Tarat
    We are all responsible to speak God's Word and spread the gospel good news far and wide. The image shown shows a man with a fist indicating a forceful approach - he should have an open hand indicating an invitation or a gentler approach . This image, although he is excited makes it look like go's going to force it.
  • Joyce
    This a profound chapter, if it was not for the Lord on our side where would we b.He gave us power that we have to have in order to live. He got up for me and you!! Amen
  • Fayth jacobs
    May the Lord be with you and let him save you from your sins.Lord God made you for who you are and always remember that he will always be right beside you and he will always keep an eye on you.He will always forgive you for your sins he is your father obey him and you will go to heaven!God loves you he never ever says he hates you he is the light he is the alpha and the omega he is the lord.Amen.!
  • Alton b chapman sr.
    this scripture is so powerful yet not received in faith, for by teaching the whole truth of gods word , Gods word will be confirmed by healing miracles and many signs and wonders as in the days of jesus, I have and do witness these miracles often, as all born again Christians should, God bless all who believe obey and search for the real truth, God is willing to heal when we obey.

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