Mark 16:18

“They shall take vp serpents, and if they drinke any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sicke, and they shall recouer.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly {poison,} it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They will take up snakes, and if there is poison in their drink, it will do them no evil; they will put their hands on those who are ill, and they will get well.
- Basic English Bible

they shall take up serpents; and if they should drink any deadly thing it shall not injure them; they shall lay hands upon the infirm, and they shall be well.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

They shall take up venomous snakes, and if they drink any deadly poison it shall do them no harm whatever. They shall lay their hands on the sick, and the sick shall recover."
- Weymouth Bible

they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
- World English Bible

thei schulen do awei serpentis; and if thei drynke ony venym, it schal not noye hem. Thei schulen sette her hondis on sijk men, and thei schulen wexe hoole.
- Wycliffe Bible

serpents they shall take up; and if any deadly thing they may drink, it shall not hurt them; on the ailing they shall lay hands, and they shall be well.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 16:18


16:18 If they drink any deadly thing - But not by their own choice. God never calls us to try any such experiments.


Discussion for Mark 16

  • Lee
    of what baptism are we talking about
  • Vanessa
    Suzanne I hope you look back and read psalms 91 everyday it will help you. Love the Lord God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength , he will get you through all your battles, abide under his wings and trust in him, we all go through tribulations, stay in faith believe in him God Bless you and all
  • Obbie Beal
    we see Jesus death and rising from the dead, and verse 15, 16, Jesus teach us the most important 'desire' of Jehovah /GOD has for the us; from 15
  • Anne
    Suzanne: remember Job 13:15 'Though He slay me, yet will I trust him....he also shall be my salvation.' continue to trust in God for he says in Is.41 'Fear not for I am with thee, be not dismayed for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea I will help thee; yea I wil uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness'. Do not give up. He is with you. I am praying for you.
  • Bruce
    Suzanne: If You Need Peace, Ask The Lord for His Help. When You Feel HIM Tugging on Your Heart Ask Forgiveness(John 6:44) He Will Wash You in His Blood(Revelation 1:5) You Will be Baptize with The Holy Ghost(Mark 1:8) If Anyone be in Christ, He is a New Creature---All Things Will Become New(2Corinthians 5:17)You Will be Changed. You will Know Impossible not to. Satan will not be Happy.
  • Bruce
    We are Living in a Dying World. Yes, Satan is Still Prince. He Will Cause Trouble and More so as The End Draws Near. Most of Us will die for One Reason or Another. There was 9 of Us, now 4. My Son 42 Yrs.Old died Thanksgiving Day 2012. My Wife died Dec.11, 2013. My Peace Comes From The One Who Lives in Me. The Day is Coming When We will be Call, to be with Him For All Eternity

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