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The Gospel According to Mark

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The Gospel According to Mark (1-8) 

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Mark 16

        1And the Sabbath having past, Mary the Magdalene and Mary [the mother] of James and Salome bought spices, so that having come they should anoint Him. 2And very early in the morning on the first [day between the] Sabbaths [fig., the first day of the week; i.e., early Sunday morning], they come [or, go] to the tomb, the sun having risen. 3And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4Then having looked up, they see that the stone had been rolled away--for it was extremely large. 5And having entered into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right, having been clothed in a long, white robe, and they were frightened.

            6And he says to them, “Stop being frightened! You* seek Jesus the Nazarene, the One having been crucified. He was raised! He is not here! Look [at] the place where they laid Him. 7But be going. Say to His disciples and to Peter that He is going before you* to Galilee; there you* will see Him, just as He said to you*.” 8And having gone out, they fled from the tomb. But trembling and amazement were holding them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

            9Now having risen in the early morning on the first [day between the] Sabbaths [fig., the first day of the week; i.e., early Sunday morning], He appeared first to Mary the Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. 10That one having gone, told the ones having been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping. 11And those ones, having heard that He is alive and was seen by her, refused to believe.

            12But after these [things], to two of them, while they are walking about, He was revealed in a different form, while they are going into [the] countryside. [cp. Luke 24:16,31; i.e., Christ did not actually change His appearance, but instead the two men were kept from recognizing Him.] 13And those ones having gone, told to the rest, [but] they did not even believe them. [see Luke 24:13-35]

            14Later, while they are reclining [to eat], He was revealed to the eleven, and He denounced their unbelief and stubbornness, because they did not believe the ones having seen Him after He had been raised. 15And He said to them, “Having gone [or, Go] into all the world, proclaim the Gospel to all the creation. 16The one having believed and having been baptized will be saved, but the one refusing to believe will be condemned. 17Now these signs will accompany the ones believing: they will cast out demons in My name; they will speak with new tongues [fig., languages]; 18they will take up serpents [see Acts 28:3-6], and if they drink anything poisonous, it shall not harm them; they will lay hands on infirm [or, sickly] [people], and they will be well.”

            19So then, after He spoke to them, [the] Lord was taken up into heaven, and He sat at [the] right [parts] [fig., on the right side] of God. 20So having gone out, they preached everywhere, the Lord working with [them] and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. So be it!

Scripture taken from the Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament of the Holy Bible: Third Edition.
Copyright 2007 by Gary F. Zeolla of Darkness to Light ministry (www.zeolla.org/christian).
Previously copyrighted 1999, 2001, 2005 by Gary F. Zeolla.

For textual variants for this book, see Variants: Mark.  

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