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1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

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

5 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.

6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.

13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.

14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

 


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Matthew Henry's Mark Chapter 16 Bible commentary...



Christ's resurrection made known the women. (1-8) Christ appears to Mary Magdalene and other disciples. (9-13) His commission to the apostles. (14-18) Christ's ascension. (19,20)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.

9-13 Better news cannot be brought to disciples in tears, than to tell them of Christ's resurrection. And we should study to comfort disciples that are mourners, by telling them whatever we have seen of Christ. It was a wise providence that the proofs of Christ's resurrection were given gradually, and admitted cautiously, that the assurance with which the apostles preached this doctrine afterwards might the more satisfy. Yet how slowly do we admit the consolations which the word of God holds forth! Therefore while Christ comforts his people, he often sees it needful to rebuke and correct them for hardness of heart in distrusting his promise, as well as in not obeying his holy precepts.

14-18 The evidences of the truth of the gospel are so full, that those who receive it not, may justly be upbraided with their unbelief. Our blessed Lord renewed his choice of the eleven as his apostles, and commissioned them to go into all the world, to preach his gospel to every creature. Only he that is a true Christian shall be saved through Christ. Simon Magus professed to believe, and was baptized, yet he was declared to be in the bonds of iniquity: see his history in #Ac 8:13-25|. Doubtless this is a solemn declaration of that true faith which receives Christ in all his characters and offices, and for all the purposes of salvation, and which produces its right effect on the heart and life; not a mere assent, which is a dead faith, and cannot profit. The commission of Christ's ministers extends to every creature throughout the world, and the declarations of the gospel contain not only truths, encouragements, and precepts, but also most awful warnings. Observe what power the apostles should be endued with, for confirming the doctrine they were to preach. These were miracles to confirm the truth of the gospel, and means of spreading the gospel among nations that had not heard it.

19,20 After the Lord had spoken he went up into heaven. Sitting is a posture of rest, he had finished his work; and a posture of rule, he took possession of his kingdom. He sat at the right hand of God, which denotes his sovereign dignity and universal power. Whatever God does concerning us, gives to us, or accepts from us, it is by his Son. Now he is glorified with the glory he had before the world. The apostles went forth, and preached every where, far and near. Though the doctrine they preached was spiritual and heavenly, and directly contrary to the spirit and temper of the world; though it met with much opposition, and was wholly destitute of all worldly supports and advantages; yet in a few years the sound went forth unto the ends of the earth. Christ's ministers do not now need to work miracles to prove their message; the Scriptures are proved to be of Divine origin, and this renders those without excuse who reject or neglect them. The effects of the gospel, when faithfully preached, and truly believed, in changing the tempers and characters of mankind, form a constant proof, a miraculous proof, that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation, of all who believe.

 


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Julian's Mark Chapter 16 comment about verse 18 on 4/10/2014, 4:50pm...

Mark 16 18 is referring ONLY to the 12 Apostles of Jesus. They were to go out and spread the Gospel and were given the ability to speak other languages they had never learned by the gift of tongues and could lay on hands and heal the sick as Jesus did through the Holy Spirit given to them by Jesus. This verse does not refer to the common believer. We are not given ability to speak languages we do not know, and we are not to tempt our God by handling deadly snakes in attempts to test God.

 


Frain sain magee's Mark Chapter 16 comment about verse 15 on 4/07/2014, 8:35pm...

That 's to anybody. preach the gospel to every creature,and not jist to your group organization,denomination,fellowship,etc. Jesus died for the world,whosoever. The Lord want us to preach,teach with that same love .

 


Seraphin's Mark Chapter 16 comment about verse 9 on 3/06/2014, 10:04pm...

I believe this is true Christ did cast out demons out Demons the whole bible is true

 


Pam newman's Mark Chapter 16 comment about verse 18 on 3/04/2014, 10:04am...

IN THE INTERLINEAR GREEK ENGLISH NEWTESTAMENT NESTLE MARSHALL IT SAYS SERPENTS THEY WILL TAKE IT DOES NOT SAY TAKE UP IN THE DICTIONARY SOME OF ITS DEFINITIONS FOR TAKE IS 1 TO GET INTO ONES HANDS OR POSSESSION POWER OR CONTROL 2 TO MOVE AGAINST AND REMOVE FROM PLAY 3 TO ATTACK THROUGH THE EFFECT OF SUDDEN FORCE OR INFLUENCE 4 DEFEAT TO WIN VICTORY OVER 5 TO CAUSE SOMETHING TO FAIL 6 TO OVERCOME 7 TO NULLIFY 8 TO FRUSTRATE IN REV 20 2 THE DEVIL IS DESCRIBED AS THAT OLD SERPENT IN MATT 10 8 THE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST ARE INSTRUCTED BY HIM TO GO AND CAST OUT DEVILS MANY OF THE DEFINITIONS ABOVE SOUND VERY MUCH LIKE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF SERPENTS DEVILS WERE CAST OUT OF A PERSON BY A BELIEVER SOMETIMES THE ENGLISH INTERPRETATION IS A LITTLE MISLEADING SO I ALWAYS TRY TO FIST GO TO ALL THE SCRIPTURES ON THE SUBJECT THEN REFERENCE THE GREEK OR HEBREW WHICH EVER THE CASE MAY BE AND THEN FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING I GO TO THE DICTIONARY ALL WORDS AND THEIR INTERPRETATION COME FROM THE WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING GOD GIVES TO MEN

 


Ray Jordan's Mark Chapter 16 comment about verse 18 on 3/03/2014, 3:11pm...

If your faith is strong enough nothing can hurt you not from a poisonous snake bite not from drinking poison But you can also say to this mountain move and it will move if your faith is strong enough I also see the regular handling of snakes in church to be abusive to the snake in the way that they do it It appears they are purposely trying to agitate that snake in order to get bitten to prove to the congregation that they will not die when bitten by the snake All animals should be treated with love and respect and should not be agitated in what the snake sees to be in a threatening way

 


Roy's Mark Chapter 16 comment about verse 18 on 2/24/2014, 6:56pm...

the verse is not a commandment it is a parable like most of the teachings of christ it can be interpreted in many way however IT IS NOT A COMMANDMENT

 


Amberlee's Mark Chapter 16 comment on 2/24/2014, 2:33pm...

Tanisha Just like salvation was given freely on the cross of calvary and is received by faith so was the filling of the Holy Spirit given freely on the day of Pentecost and received by faith Study Acts Ch 8 Many were unaware of the ability to receive the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues But as it was preached faith comes by hearing they believed and subsequently received Him the Holy Ghost Some received through the laying on of hands and some received simply by their faith The Holy Spirit is NOT tongues speaking in tongues is only the evidence of having been filled If you are truly interested in learning about and receiving the filling of the Holy Spirit you can watch Kenneth E Hagin on youtube He is a wonderful teacher and speaks in laymans terms so anyone can understand

 


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