The Resurrection

16 (A)(B)When the Sabbath was past, (C)Mary Magdalene, (D)Mary the mother of James, and (E)Salome (F)bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away (G)the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—(H)it was very large. And (I)entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, (J)dressed in (K)a white robe, and (L)they were alarmed. And he said to them, (M)“Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that (N)he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, (O)just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

[Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9–20.][a]

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

[[Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, (P)he appeared first to (Q)Mary Magdalene, (R)from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10 (S)She went and told those who had been with him, (T)as they (U)mourned and wept. 11 But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they (V)would not believe it.

Jesus Appears to Two Disciples

12 (W)After these things (X)he appeared in (Y)another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. 13 (Z)And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.

The Great Commission

14 Afterward (AA)he appeared (AB)to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their (AC)unbelief and (AD)hardness of heart, because (AE)they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. 15 And he said to them, (AF)“Go into all the world and (AG)proclaim the gospel to (AH)the whole creation. 16 (AI)Whoever believes and is (AJ)baptized (AK)will be saved, but (AL)whoever (AM)does not believe will be condemned. 17 And (AN)these signs will accompany those who believe: (AO)in my name they will cast out demons; (AP)they will speak in new tongues; 18 (AQ)they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; (AR)they will lay their hands (AS)on the sick, and they will recover.”

19 So then the Lord Jesus, (AT)after he had spoken to them, (AU)was taken up into heaven and (AV)sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while (AW)the Lord worked with them and confirmed (AX)the message (AY)by accompanying signs.]]


  1. Mark 16:9 Some manuscripts end the book with 16:8; others include verses 9–20 immediately after verse 8. At least one manuscript inserts additional material after verse 14; some manuscripts include after verse 8 the following: But they reported briefly to Peter and those with him all that they had been told. And after this, Jesus himself sent out by means of them, from east to west, the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation. These manuscripts then continue with verses 9–20

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