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

  • Redeemed
    Brian: there is no since in debating the scriptures the Son has to reveal the Father to him as he did to Paul as well as us. The sad thing is that the Lord is trying to draw people to him and by going back and forth fighting with scriptures we are placing a stumbling block before others that Christ died and we should be walking in unity not division if we love one another.
  • A disciple
    "...Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; as also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." "A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject..."
  • Brian
    disciple, Jeremiah 23:24 "...Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord" God is a SPIRIT that is EVERYWHERE at once. GOD MANIFESTED HIMSELF IN A BODY of flesh and blood as JESUS CHRIST to be able to die. STILL the SAME GOD, not ANOTHER ONE. Why does anyone think it is so hard for God robed in flesh being baptized to also speak from Heaven at the same time and show a SIGN of the Holy Ghost?
  • Wayne
    Mark and Luke 9th chapter, "This is my beloved Son, hear ye Him".
  • Valerie
    It's just that. He was talking to his disciples cause the knew the name of the father the son and holy ghost Jesus.He taught his diciples they were the ones who walked and talked with him before he went to the cross.
    They knew His name. Jesus
  • A disciple
    Brian; You yourself quote how there are three mentioned; and then persist in wrenching another strange meaning out of it! Jesus came down to the Jordan to be baptized; the Spirit descended in the form of a dove; the Father spoke from heaven, "This is my Son the beloved, in whom I have found delight." You have believed a false teaching, and another gospel sent to rob you of salvation. Repent!