The Soldiers Are Bribed

11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened. 12 When they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, 13 saying, “Tell them, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we slept.’ 14 And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease him and make you secure.” 15 So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

The Great Commission(A)

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain (B)which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some (C)doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, (D)“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 (E)Go [a]therefore and (F)make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 (G)teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am (H)with you always, even to the end of the age.” [b]Amen.

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  1. Matthew 28:19 M omits therefore
  2. Matthew 28:20 NU omits Amen.

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