Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Teaching them to obserue all things, whatsoeuer I haue commanded you: and loe, I am with you alway, euen vnto the end of the world. Amen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Teaching them to keep all the rules which I have given you: and see, I am ever with you, even to the end of the world.
- Basic English Bible

teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have enjoined you. And behold, *I* am with you all the days, until the completion of the age.
- Darby Bible

Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.
- Webster's Bible

and teach them to obey every command which I have given you. And remember, I am with you always, day by day, until the Close of the Age."
- Weymouth Bible

teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
- World English Bible

techynge hem to kepe alle thingis, what euer thingis Y haue comaundid to you; and lo! Y am with you in alle daies, in to the ende of the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

teaching them to observe all, whatever I did command you,) and lo, I am with you all the days -- till the full end of the age.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 28:20


Mt 28:20 Teaching them. The second part of the commission is next given. The first part commands the making of disciples, and tells how they must be made. The second part provides for the instruction of the disciples in righteousness. This is to be done by "teaching them". To observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. What must be taught by the faithful Christian teacher is prescribed. It will at once be seen that this cuts off much that is often taught. We are not to teach "untaught questions" (2Ti 2:23), "oppositions of science, so called" (1Ti 6:20), dogmatic speculations, isms or human creeds. Christ has never commanded these. On the other hand, we are to teach "all things" he has commanded. Some of these things we have recorded in the Gospels; others we have in the Acts and in the Epistles. They embrace the various duties of Christian life. I am with you alway. It was an arduous work he had commanded his disciples to undertake; a few uninfluential and unlettered laboring men to undertake the moral and religious conquest of a world that had just crucified their Master. There was, however, an assurance that they should be equal to the task, for (1) All power, or authority, in heaven and earth was in the hands of their crucified Lord. (2) He now declares, "I am with you always". He who has all power will be present with them, a help in time of need. He is a mighty, present and helping Savior. [Even] unto the end of the world. Until the close of the Christian dispensation, coming of the Lord, and the day of judgment.

Discussion for Matthew 28

  • 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.
  • Tkn95
    Why did the disciples not do as Christ said in vs 19?
  • Irene123
    I just now noticed this (as many times as I have read it!!); they believed Jesus as soon as they saw Him. The disciples didn't until Jesus broke bread with them. Not always, but as a rule women will accept the truth before their men will - be they husbands, brothers, what have you. Women are more 'tender', as a general rule. I know some say more gullible, but - that's God's doing.
  • Irene123
    To BSP on Matt. 28:18 - And Jesus spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 28:18; And Jesus spake saying, ALL power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 28:18 - Proves Jesus is God; Jesus is God's name; "ALL power is given to me"; Deut. 4:39; 6:4; Isa. 42:8; 43:11; 44:6, v. 8; Eph. 4:5; Philip. 2:9-10; ALL power; God does not know another savior beside Him.