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

  • Irene123
    To TKN95 - Bruce confused my answer to you. We know the Disciples/apostles began witnessing right away - in Jerusalem and nearby towns, but to get them to go into the then known world - Asia, Turkey, etc. God had the Romans start persecuting them so they'd leave Jerusalem.
  • Bruce
    Tkn95,Irene: disciples went out preaching the word of God instantly after they were baptized! Jesus told them to wait until they are baptized Acts1:4-5.
    Irene: they didn't know it was Jesus. Mary thought he was the gardener. Acts20:15.
  • Sandra Perry-Williams
    Glory to a arisen King!!!
  • Arnold queen
    I believe all things are possible with God no matter what it is
  • Sam
    You right Jesus is God.1Tim 3:16; Isa 9:6; John 1:1; 1:14; John14:7-9 Father is a title, son,a title, Holy ghost a title. Look at the word name if it was three it would of said names. Also Acts 4:12; We read all in Acts about baptism in the Lord Jesus.Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.1John 5:8; Deut6:4; 1John5:20 God will open up your understanding to the scripture if you will allow
  • Irene123
    To TKN95 on Matt. 28:19 - Here are 2 answers - they DID baptize in the NAME (Acts 2:38); they DID go into all the world, albeit a little slowly (Acts 11:19). But even today, as Christians, we are sometimes 'slow' to respond if it seems scary or what ever the case may be. But HE knows how to get His work done, i.e, persecution, and etc.