Mark 16:18

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Apolinar Gomez
    My favorite chapter is 16 and verse 15 which says "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved he that believes not shall be damed
    Two requirrments for salvation one is to believe and the other is baptism in JESUS name
  • Bruce
    Tb:There is only One Message and that is THE Gospel The Way of Salvation. The Good News. We can tell what kind of Tree it is by The Fruit it produces. We are to Help,Guide,Teach,Exhort One another. We are like Road Signs pointing in the same Direction:To The Cross,To His Word. If The Fruit is Drying up We need to Give it Water.
  • Tb
    Do not judge anothers reasoning. We all have been given a different message that is put in our life for what ever reason. What i get is not the same as you get.
  • A disciple
    "He that is of God, hears God's words!" There are many voices in the world; and none is without meaning: there is one father of lies; who is also the author of opposition, contradiction, hatred and hostility against the Word. "Try the spirits, whether they are of God." A big mouth full of words does not make void the things of the Spirit; any more than is arrogancy and pride, power and authority.
  • Irene123
    Jacob - you don't believe in God, do you ...............
  • Ovid
    To those who love Jesus the Lord:

    In the measure that man loves the Lord and is willing to humble himself, fear, seek and obey God, God will reveal Himself to man.

    Jeremiah 29:13 "and you will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart."

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