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
    Read John 14:16-26. The scriptures will help you.
  • Irene123
    No where in the Bible does it say God is a - 'person'; it DOES say Jn. 4:24 and Rom. 8:16. Jesus very words I'm Matt. 28:19 do not say there are 3 persons NOR even 3 spirits; He said baptizing them in the NAME (not names). Acts 2:38 tells us what that name is. Also does Acts 4:12, also does Philippians 2:9-11; Isa.45:23. Jesus was the only 'person'.
  • Wayne
    It us one God. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Jesus said so. He's the one who said 3 in one. It's in black and white. And red. Matt. 17, the cloud moved over and said, this is my beloved son in whom I'm well pleased. Hear ye him. Father and son. One God. Not hard to see and understand. Christ's throne is in the Father's throne. Separate thrones together. Jesus is sitting on the Father's right hand.
  • Irene123
    The Lord just gave me an understanding of why Trinitarians WON'T (refuse) to believe in all the scriptures that proclaim - ONE GOD; in Acts 2:38 (baptized in the NAME of ... ) there are a LOT of things we are shown we must 'do' (Jas. ch. 2) to obey His commandments. People want to go their own way - and still live for God. God's not 'blind' to us.
  • Wayne
    Vickie, I used to be bothered about Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Couldn't figure it out in my head. Confused. One God. What in the world. Then reading the scriptures, it became clear to me how they could be together. Jesus says Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Jesus is the authority at this time. As Jesus said there are 3, he is the authority.v. 20 to do as we are commanded. We are to follow His commands
  • Irene123
    God Bless you, Vicki; Stand where you are - Acts2:38