1 # For ver. 1-8, see Matt. 28:1-8; Luke 24:1-10; John 20:1 # [ch. 1:32] When the Sabbath was past, #ch. 15:40 Mary Magdalene, #ch. 15:40 Mary the mother of James, and #[See ch. 15:40 above] Salome #Luke 23:56; [John 19:39, 40]bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away #ch. 15:46the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—#Matt. 27:60it was very large. 5And #[John 20:11, 12] entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, #[ch. 9:3; Dan. 7:9; John 20:12; Acts 1:10] dressed in #Rev. 6:11; 7:9 a white robe, and #ch. 9:15 (Gk.)they were alarmed. 6And he said to them, #[See ver. 5 above]“Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that #ch. 14:28he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, #ch. 14:28just as he told you.” 8And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
[Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9–20.] # 16:9 Some manuscripts end the book with 16:8; others include verses 9–20 immediately after verse 8. At least one manuscript inserts additional material after verse 14; some manuscripts include after verse 8 the following: But they reported briefly to Peter and those with him all that they had been told. And after this, Jesus himself sent out by means of them, from east to west, the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation. These manuscripts then continue with verses 9–20
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
9[[Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, #John 20:14; [Matt. 28:9] he appeared first to #Luke 8:2Mary Magdalene, #Luke 8:2from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10#John 20:18; [Matt. 28:10; Luke 24:10] She went and told those who had been with him, #John 16:20 as they #Luke 6:25mourned and wept. 11But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they #Luke 24:11; [ver. 16]would not believe it.
Jesus Appears to Two Disciples
Luke 24:13-31 After these things #ver. 14; [John 21:1, 14] he appeared in #Luke 9:29 (Gk.)another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. 13#Luke 24:33-35And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.
The Great Commission
14Afterward #[See ver. 12 above] he appeared #Luke 24:36; 1 Cor. 15:5 to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their #[Luke 24:41] unbelief and #See ch. 10:5 hardness of heart, because #ver. 11, 13they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. 15And he said to them, #Matt. 28:19 “Go into all the world and #Col. 1:23; [ch. 13:10; Acts 1:8; Rom. 10:18] proclaim the gospel to #Rom. 8:22the whole creation. 16#[John 3:18] Whoever believes and is #John 3:5 baptized #Acts 16:31; Rom. 10:9; 1 Pet. 3:21 will be saved, but #ver. 11; Luke 24:11, 41; Acts 28:24; 1 Pet. 2:7; [2 Thess. 2:12]whoever #[John 3:18] does not believe will be condemned. 17And #[ch. 11:23] these signs will accompany those who believe: #Acts 5:16; 8:7; 16:18; 19:12; See ch. 9:38 in my name they will cast out demons; #Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6; 1 Cor. 12:10, 28, 30; 13:1; 14:2, 4they will speak in new tongues; 18#Luke 10:19; Acts 28:3-5 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; #See ch. 5:23 they will lay their hands #Acts 5:15, 16; 8:7; 9:12, 17; 28:8; James 5:14, 15; [John 14:12]on the sick, and they will recover.”
19So then the Lord Jesus, #Acts 1:3 after he had spoken to them, #Luke 9:51; 24:51; John 6:62; Acts 1:2; 1 Tim. 3:16; [John 20:17; Eph. 4:8-10; Heb. 4:14] was taken up into heaven and #Acts 7:55, 56; Rom. 8:34; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3; 8:1; 10:12; 12:2; 1 Pet. 3:22; Rev. 3:21; See Matt. 22:44; Acts 2:33sat down at the right hand of God. 20And they went out and preached everywhere, while #Heb. 2:3, 4; See 1 Cor. 3:9 the Lord worked with them and confirmed #See ch. 4:14 the message #See Acts 5:12by accompanying signs.]]