Jesus Is Risen!

28 (A)Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, (B)Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the tomb. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for (C)an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away (D)the stone, and sat upon it. And (E)his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook from fear of him and became like dead men. And the angel said to the women, “[a](F)Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, (G)just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you (H)to Galilee. There you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”

And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to report to His disciples. And behold, Jesus met them [b]and said, [c]Rejoice!” And they came up and took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus *said to them, [d](I)Do not be afraid; go, bring word to (J)My brothers to leave (K)for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

11 Now while they were on their way, some of (L)the men from 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 at night and stole Him while we were asleep.’ 14 And if this comes to (M)the governor’s ears, we will appease him and [e]keep you out of trouble.” 15 And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely (N)spread among the Jews and is (O)to this day.

The Great Commission

16 But the eleven disciples proceeded (P)to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated to them. 17 And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but (Q)some [f]were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, (R)All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 [g](S)Go, therefore, and (T)make disciples of (U)all the nations, (V)baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to [h]follow all that I commanded you; and behold, (W)I am with you [i]always, to (X)the end of the age.”


  1. Matthew 28:5 Or Stop being afraid
  2. Matthew 28:9 Lit saying
  3. Matthew 28:9 Or Greetings
  4. Matthew 28:10 Or Stop being afraid
  5. Matthew 28:14 Lit make you free from care
  6. Matthew 28:17 Or hesitated
  7. Matthew 28:19 Or Having gone (Gr aorist part.)
  8. Matthew 28:20 Or keep
  9. Matthew 28:20 Lit all the days

The Resurrection

16 (A)When the Sabbath was over, (B)Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of [a]James, and Salome (C)bought spices so that they might come and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away (D)the stone from the entrance of the tomb for us?” And looking up, they *noticed that the stone had been rolled away; [b]for it was extremely large. And (E)entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they (F)were amazed. But he *said to them, “(G)Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the (H)Nazarene, who has been crucified. (I)He has risen; He is not here; see, here is the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘(J)He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.’” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

[[[c]Now after He had risen early on the first day of the week, He first appeared to (K)Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. 10 (L)She went and reported to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping. 11 And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, (M)they refused to believe it.

12 Now after that, (N)He appeared in a different form (O)to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country. 13 And they went away and reported it to the rest, but they (P)did not believe them, either.

The Disciples Commissioned

14 Later (Q)He appeared (R)to the eleven disciples themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reprimanded them for their (S)unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen from the dead. 15 And He said to them, (T)Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 (U)The one who has believed and has been baptized will be saved; but the one who has not believed will be condemned. 17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: (V)in My name they will cast out demons, they will (W)speak with new tongues; 18 they will (X)pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will (Y)lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

19 So then, when the Lord Jesus had (Z)spoken to them, He (AA)was received up into heaven and (AB)sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.]]

[[[d]And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself also sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.]]


  1. Mark 16:1 Or Jacob
  2. Mark 16:4 I.e., its size drew their attention
  3. Mark 16:9 Later mss add vv 9-20
  4. Mark 16:20 A few late mss and ancient versions contain this paragraph, usually after v 8; a few have it at the end of the ch

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