Matthew 28:18

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus came, and spake vnto them, saying, All power is giuen vnto me in heauen and in earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus came to them and spake unto them, saying, All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus came to them and said, All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus coming up spoke to them, saying, All power has been given me in heaven and upon earth.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus came, and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and upon earth.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus however came near and said to them, "All power in Heaven and over the earth has been given to me.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus cam nyy, and spak to hem, and seide, Al power in heuene and in erthe is youun to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having come near, Jesus spake to them, saying, `Given to me was all authority in heaven and on earth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 28:18


28:18 All power is given to me - Even as man. As God, he had all power from eternity.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 28:18


Mt 28:18 Spake unto them. To the whole assembly of five hundred brethren (1Co 15:6). A commission had been given long before to the twelve apostles (Mt 10:1-15), and also to the seventy, but it differed widely from the one now given. It confined the preaching to the Jews, and announced the kingdom of heaven as yet in the future. Now the preachers of Christ are sent, by the authority of the King, to make disciples of all nations. The old dispensation had ended with the cross. The new one had begun with the resurrection. All power. Henceforth he was the King and Judge of the nations. The word "is given" denotes the source from whence he obtained his power, and implies that it was not inherent in the Son. Php 2:9 indicates that it was given to him after, and in consequence of, his voluntary humiliation; and 1Co 15:27, shows that it held in subjection to the Father. It was because the authority to rule the world had been placed in his hands that he issued his commands that it should be conquered.

Discussion for Matthew 28

  • Wayne
    For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness: but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
  • BSP
    Verse 20 encourages us to not only teach Bible knowledge, but also to teach people to apply it by observing the things written in the Bible.
  • Williedean seldon
    it means that God promise never to leave us alone. that he will be with us all the way until the end of the earth. He wants us to know that he was given all power and authority in the all earth by his heavenly farther.
  • Darlene Willis Drew
    Jesus told his disciples to go into the world to preach the gospel .And to go to all four corners of the world to preach the gospel . And to tell them that receive him that he will be with us always unto the end.And for us his children not to be afraid. And go ye therefore and babtising them in the name of the father,son,and the holy spirit.
  • Butch
    Alway is the right word. It means all the way, while always means something else , not meaning what Jesus meant. So this is way alway was used. he would be with us by his Spirit, all the way til the end.
  • Angela Juarez
    I have noticed in Matthew 28:20 it has alway but it should read always.