Mark 16

Events following the resurrection
The resurrection. Matt. 28:1-15; Luke 24:1-12; Mark 16:1-11; John 20:1-18.
.1 ¶ And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
.2  And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
 3  And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
 4  And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
.5  And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
.6  And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
.7  But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
.8  And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
  1 - Was past From diaginomai Literally, "had intervened." The Sabbath had come between the preparation for the Sabbath and the day of the resurrection mr1542.
  1 - Mary Magdalene Some scholars doubt that this was the same person as had been at the feast of Simon but the weight of evidence calls for reading the Bible text just as it is.
  1 - Had bought Rather "bought." The correct verb tense indicates that the spices were purchased after sundown which would have been Sabbath. This is the point between the end of one week and the beginning of the next le2332.
  2 - First day Jesus rose on Sunday but the seventh day was still the Sabbath. The idea that Jesus changed the Sabbath to Sunday does not come from the Bible.
  7 - Peter Mary Magdalene was the first to share the gospel. Peter had been denied His Lord but was still considered as part of the team. He had sincerely repented mt2675.
.9 ¶ Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
 10  And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
 11  And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
  Manuscript note Older manuscripts do not include verses from 9 to the end. This is not, however, reason to reject this portion. See on re2214-doing
  9 - Mary Magdalene From a town on the edge of Lake Galilee. See map.
  11 - Believed not Mark's account is convincing.
The NIV asserts that "the two most reliable manuscripts do not have Mark 16:9-20." However there is good reason to doubt that the manuscripts are reliable. They are more recent but no originals are known to exist.
On the way to Emmaus. Luke 24:13-32; Mark 16:12, 13.
.12  After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
 13  And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
.14 ¶ Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
Appearance on a Galilee mountain. Matt. 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-18.
.15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
 16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
.17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
.18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
  16 - Saved but The loss of salvation here is based on rejection of truth. Baptism is not a means of salvation. It is a response of those who sincerely believe. Those want salvation and refuse the public confession of baptism would not be saved mt1032
  Infant baptism This idea was adopted from paganism many years after the time of Christ. Here we see that belief is necessary and babies do not understand. See on ro0603 and following verses. Also see the applicable notes page.
The ascension. Luke 24:50-53; Mark 16:19, 20; Acts 1:8-12.
.19 ¶ So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
 20  And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
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