11 Now while they were on their way, some of (A)the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened. 12 And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, 13 and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.’ 14 And if this should come to (B)the governor’s ears, we will win him over and [a]keep you out of trouble.” 15 And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely (C)spread among the Jews, and is (D)to this day.

The Great Commission

16 But the eleven disciples proceeded (E)to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but (F)some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, (G)All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 [b](H)Go therefore and (I)make disciples of (J)all the nations, (K)baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, (L)I am with you [c]always, even to (M)the end of the age.”

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  1. Matthew 28:14 Lit make you free from care
  2. Matthew 28:19 Or Having gone; Gr aorist part.
  3. Matthew 28:20 Lit all the days